NonProfit Partners


Piston Foundation - Community Partner
, Stamford CT, 475.619.2395

Helping Young Car Enthusiasts Become Classic Car Technicians.

It’s not a lack of interest that keeps young people from skilled trade careers as classic car technicians, it’s a lack of access. The Piston Foundation helps young car enthusiasts turn their interest into a career. The car community needs new technicians to move the classic car workforce from graying to growing. Piston's career initiative helps them get the education, training, and job opportunities they need to unlock these in-demand careers.

About The Piston Foundation

The Piston Foundation is an independent non-profit helping young car enthusiasts start careers as classic car technicians. The Foundation provides tech-school scholarships, supports shops and aspiring technicians with apprenticeships, and advocates for skilled trade careers in automotive restoration. We are funded solely by the generous gifts of our donors and partners, and we work for the car enthusiast community.

Licensed Partners

General Motors
, Detroit MI 313.469.8069

Corporate Partners

Classic One Forty Three Club
and O-Gauge Forum Foundation, Glen Burnie MD, 410.768.9300

The O-Gauge Forum (OGF) was started in 2019 to serve the growing forum needs of the o-gauge model railroading community. We pride ourselves as being the friendliest model railroading forum and this is our charge.