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Madison Automotive Apprentices win Best in Show at Porsche Club of America's 64th Annual Porsche Parade

Description

"It’s pretty obvious that the 55-year-old signal red Porsche sitting in the middle of a Harrisonburg shop isn’t the latest model, but the 1964 356SC looks like it just came off the assembly line.

Judges at the Porsche Club of America’s premier event, the 64thAnnual Porsche Parade in Boca Raton, Florida, were impressed with its condition, giving it 299 points out of a possible 300 for a best-in-class finish in July.

Owned by Shannon and Katherine Kennedy of Charlottesville and restored by James Madison University students interning at a unique nonprofit, the car beat out other entries restored by for-profit businesses.

Now that the car has won as a showpiece, the students, who intern at Madison Automotive Apprentices, will go back to work to make it roadworthy."

MAAP, founded in 2016, is an automobile/motorsports enterprise, but the skills students learn prepare them for a variety of careers, including engineering; nonprofit management; economic development; grant writing; automotive history; communications; social marketing; and event and project management.

For now, MAAP will continue its highly coveted internship program, but Scrogham has big plans for its future, including for-credit classes with two tracks, automobile restoration and motorsports services."

Taken From: https://www.jmu.edu/news/2019/08/14-auto-porsche.shtml

Web Presence

https://madisonauto.org

Involvement

Involves Staff, Involves Students, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

National Scope

Frequency

One Time Only

Type of Partner

Nonprofit Agency

Primary Focus of Program

Business and Industrial development; Cultural Institutions and Programs

Format

Award

On/Off campus

Off campus

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