Accelerating the Next Generation 2023

We can do it with your help.


With your support, the RPM Foundation funds educational programs that transform students’ lives. Take Israel Acosta, a McPherson College student whose RPM funding enabled him to refine his skills through a valuable internship at a renowned restoration shop. We have awarded over $3.5 million to programs that pave the way for careers in restoration. Click here to explore some of our past funding recipients.


The future of America’s classic cars relies on passionate young students joining the industry. Our Shop Hop, Off to the Races, Behind the Scenes, and Great Race X-Cup programs immerse enthusiastic students in engine bays, igniting their careers. Click here to discover more about RPM’s dynamic outreach programs.



Workforce Development

At RPM, mentorship is the key to passing on invaluable knowledge from experienced restorers to the next generation. Our RPM Apprenticeship Program offers aspiring restorers the chance to earn while learning this craft. Through our Endangered Skills Program, apprentices are connected with restoration masters and the instructional process is recorded and shared to preserve these skills. Click here to learn more about RPM’s Workforce Development programs.


Join us in accelerating the next generation of automotive excellence. Your donations make a difference.