Shop Hop Tacoma 2022

Automotive Students! SHOP HOP TACOMA

Tour with the RPM Foundation and start shaping your future! Meet shop owners and managers and learn about potential internship opportunities and the job market, not to mention see some incredible cars! This job-fair-on-wheels is a fantastic opportunity to share your passions, interests and skills with master craftsmen. And who knows — you could come away with the opportunity to get some serious under-the-hood time as a paid intern during the summer, so be ready to impress! Registration required (see below).

Created to illustrate the “restoration” aspect of collector car ownership, our Shop Hop program guides groups of students, teachers and parents through real-world commercial restoration shops, giving them a firsthand look at the spaces and meeting their future employers and colleagues where their careers can take flight. Students ask questions of shop owners and technicians, and are exposed to equipment and situations within a working shop. Students often participate in “flash interviews”, some of which have resulted in paid internships and entry-level employment.


— Griot’s Garage / Griot’s Motors —
April 9, 2022
3625 S Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98409

Griot’s Garage has been providing car-care enthusiasts with innovative new detailing products since 1991.  See what went into making the Griot’s Garage Corporate Headquarters and Flagship Retail Store come to life. Get a glimpse into the property’s past, see how it was restored and built to become a car lover’s destination. You’ll also get a peek at a few “off limit” areas of the facility.

Griot’s Motors is a family run business that has grown from a small operation in the back of the Griot’s Garage to a 30,000sqft facility purpose built to serve their clients’ Sales, Restoration, Detail and Storage needs. Their mission is simple: to keep their clients and their cars on the road where they belong.



— LeMay – America’s Car Museum —
April 9, 2022
2702 East D. Street, Tacoma, WA 98421

LeMay – America’s Car Museum, a member of America’s Automotive Trust, is an international destination for families and auto enthusiasts to celebrate America’s love affair with the automobile and learn how it shaped our society. Past the various exhibits, you’ll visit with the Museum’s own internal maintenance and restoration shop to learn about the projects they’re working on and the methods they use to keep the Museum’s stunning vehicles in top condition.