HEP Under the HOOD - Jumpstarting 2016

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Under the HOOD The Hagerty Education Program at America’s Car Museum Newsletter

ON THE ROAD AGAIN with The Hagerty Education Program at America’s Car Museum (HEP) CHICAGO, IL HEP started the year celebrating LeMay - America’s Car Museum’s (ACM) very special event, The Drive Home. Our HEPpy Hour at the newly opened Collector’s Car Garage (CCG) was on Tuesday, January 5th, with 110 in attendance. Chicago was Stop #10 of the eleven stops of the caravan driving 3,000 mils from Tacoma, WA to Detroit, MI. A program of guest speakers included ACM’s CEO David Madeira, CCG co-owner Burt Richmond, and 3 “local” HEP grant awardees – Adam Hammer (Traverse City, MI), Jorge Navarrete (Calumet City, IL) and Jordan Englehardt (LaGrange, IL). Attendees included Jordan’s auto tech students from Lyons Township High School and their parents plus administrators, Jorge’s administrators from Thornton Fractional High School, several McPherson College graduates working locally and collectors from New York, Wisconsin and Michigan!

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN: Meet Rachel Martie HEP connected some important dots in January after meeting 21 year old Rachel Martie in St. Louis on January 3rd at Hyman Motor Ltd. at a reception for The Drive Home, Stop #8. Rachel’s dream is to explore working in a restoration shop following her 2 year AAS degree in restoration at Logan College in Southern Illinois, where she and her parents live. Within four days of meeting, Rachel participated in a dial-in call with women-of-industry including HEP Ambassadors Indy Racer Lyn St. James & preservationist Stacy Puckett, and Hagerty Insurance’s Tabetha Hammer. Encouragement, inspiration and magic happened on that call. By the following weekend, Rachel and her parents drove the 6-hours from Carbondale, IL to Chicago where they spent the weekend with HEP before Rachel went on two interviews for apprenticeships – one at a classic car shop and the other at a hot rod shop. The better-than-expected outcome was Rachel was offered opportunities at rates of pay that far exceeded her current job at a marshmallow factory close to home. Rachel is sorting out her options, but already knows the impact of HEP on her. Stay tuned for the end of this story…

Left: HEP meets Rachel Martie for the first time at Stop #8 of The Drive Home, in St. Louis on January 3rd, arranged by HEP MasterNetworker and good friend of HEP, Herb Clark. L. to r. Bobby Mudd, Rachel Martie, James Sly and HEP’s National Director Diane Fitzgerald. Right: On January 19th in Chicago – The Martie Family with Collection Manager Stephen Murphy alongside the newly acquired Pierce Arrow.




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Donations $40 and above include ACM Membership The Hagerty Education Program at America’s Car Museum qualifies as a tax-exempt organization as defined by IRS Section 501(c)3, to which gifts and donations are tax deducatable to the fullest extent of the law.

L. to r. Dad Darren Martie, NASCAR engine builder John McPartlin, Mom Jamie Martie, apprentice applicant Rachel Martie and Shop Manager Mark Hooper at Chicago Vintage Motor Carriage in Chicago following Rachel’s interview for an apprenticeship there.

WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO The Hagerty Education Program at America’s Car Museum (HEP) raises money to give it away, paving the pathway to careers. We are engaged in a movement to preserve the skills and knowledge of today’s craftsmen, things needed by the next generation as stewards of our automotive and marine heritage. HEP funds post-high school educational programs, scholarships and paid internships and apprenticeships in automotive restoration & preservation. Founded in 2005 by Hagerty and formerly known as The Collectors Foundation, HEP supports hands-on, career-based education in communities throughout the United States and Canada while promoting automotive history and the interests of the collector community. HEP has awarded more than $2.75 million since its founding. HEP is a program of LeMay–America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, WA with offices in Chicago, IL and ambassadors in 7 States.

WHAT YOU CAN DO One of our goals is to identify and fund educational programs teaching skills that lead to jobs in this highly-specialized field. If you know an automotive and/or preservation program that might be a funding fit, let them know about our grant program. The grant application process is simple and user-friendly. Learn about it at www.hagertyeducationprogram.org and click on “Apply for Grant.” Application deadlines are: March 1, July 15 and November 1, 2016. Grant support is offered. For more information, call HEP direct toll-free at 855-537-4579 or email National Director Diane Fitzgerald at diane@hepacm.org.

SUPPORTING HEP Today, with funding requests more than triple what we are able to giveaway, we need your support. Donations of any size are deeply appreciated and support our mission of funding educational programs that are the pathway to careers in automotive restoration & preservation for young people. With your contribution of $40 or higher, you automatically receive a membership at America’s Car Museum.

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