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Automotive Restoration Students! SHOP HOP Chicago . . . continued Join RPM on the road and drive 80 miles while shaping your summer plans! This spring, visit four automotive restoration shops to meet shop owners and learn about potential internship opportunities and the job market, not to mention see some incredible cars! This job-fair-on-wheels is your chance to share your passions, interests and skills with master craftsmen. Possible end game: some serious under-the-hood time as a paid intern in Summer 2017! Meet as a group and caravan together to these exceptional Chicagoland shops! Parents and automotive teachers are welcome, too! SATURDAY, MARCH 18th — S TOP FOU R — 10-10:30am Welcome & Orientation 10:30am-12pm Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle with Kevin Tully & Chad Hill A shop with its focus on 1964 and earlier hot-rods and customs on race cars from any year. If you are interested in Traditional Hot Rods, Bobbers, real Drag Racing or Road Racing, Pro-touring or Autocross, this is the right garage for you! Address: 59 Factory Road, Addison, IL 60101 (603-458-0808) LUN C H – 1 2 :30-1 :30pm at res ta u ra nt (TBD)

— S TOP FI V E — 2-3:30pm Custom Cars Unlimited with Pete Sanchez & Dino Sanchez A father and son-owned shop that is a full-service, top-tier company with 13 talented craftsmen who specialize in classic automobile restoration – whether it be antique cars, muscle cars, vintage automobiles, a super sports model, racing car, or hot rod. Address: 340 E Burlington Avenue, La Grange, IL 60525 (708-354-7888)

SUNDAY, MARCH 19th — S TOP S I X — 10-10:30am Welcome & Orientation 10:30am-12pm Schwartz Performance with Jeff Schwartz & Dale Schwartz Another father and son-owned shop that is founded on the premise that race-car performance can blend with street-car convenience, reliability and comfort. The shop covers a wide variety of services, including complete car projects, chassis technology, restoration, upgrades, high-performance engines and more. Address: 1115 Rail Drive #C, Woodstock, IL 60098 (815-206-2230) LUNCH – 12-1pm at Public House, 101 N Johnson Street, Woodstock, IL 60098 (815)337-6060

— S TOP S E VE N — 3-4:30pm Sport & Specialty Restoration & Vintage Racing with John Saccameno This shop is dedicated to preserving the art and fun of vintage sports cars – especially ones that are used for racing! They specialize in British marques, including Austin Healey and Jaguars. Address: 9169 Forest Preserve Road, Durand, IL 61024 (815-629-2717)

STUDENTS Important Details

COST = Your fuel + some food + business cards

THIS IS AN INVITATION-ONLY EVENT, YOU MUST REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE. • DRIVE Your favorite classic or daily driver. You get there on-your-own and caravan with the group to each stop along-the-way. • BRING RESUME with skills listed. Portfolio if you have one. Shop owners will provide job descriptions/shop descriptions. • BRING BUSINESS CARDS: Get some made up with your name, email, and cell number from (500/$10) – Include a graphic/photo (examples: school mascot, your first car or a favorite car!). • DRESS CODE: Dress to impress – you may be meeting your future boss! Clean & crisp shop attire – tucked-in dress shirts, tidy pants, “school uniform”. To register or for more information, contact Diane Fitzgerald (, C: 312-543-5732)

Register for SHOP HOP Chicago by telling us your AUTObiography! What’s your story? How did you become interested in cars and what cars grab your attention, old and new? Do you collect cars and memorabilia yet? What collections have you seen or car shows have you attended? Are cars part of your future? Name:

Today’s Date:


Email Address:

Cell Phone:

Expected/Graduation Date:

School Attending:

Auto Tech Instructor:

School Address & Website:

Please provide a brief biography of yourself, about 60-100 words. Also, why do you want to attend this event? And what do you hope to get out of attending it?

RPM is a services-providing, resource sharing, grant-giving organization that accelerates the growth of the next generation of automotive Restoration and Preservation craftsmen through formal training and Mentorship. We bridge gaps between schools, students, and shops and are dedicated to building community, shaping the educational pipeline, and preserving our past while building our future. Office: 2702 East D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421 Email: Toll Free: 855.537.4579 Website:

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