America’s Automotive Trust (AAT) has announced that Jason Wenig will be recognized as a master craftsman for his contributions to preserving America’s automotive heritage. The formal recognition will took place Sept. 7 at America’s Car Museum (ACM) in Tacoma, Washington as part of the Trust’s annual Wheels & Heels Gala.
The Master Craftsman designation is given out annually to recognize a front-runner of the automotive restoration community that has gone above and beyond in terms of passing hands-on skills and abilities to the next generation of restoration experts through mentorships and other learning opportunities.
Wenig, who formed The Creative Workshop in Ft. Lauderdale, is an automotive restoration expert, coachbuilder and creator of completely re-bodied cars. The company is dedicated to historic, antique, vintage, post-war and classic European and American vehicles. It features more than 10,000 square feet of workspace where nearly all aspects of restoration, service, repair and maintenance are performed in-house.He is also a mentor and donor for hands-on youth training for the internship and apprenticeship program of the RPM Foundation, the educational arm of AAT.
“Jason is the type of individual whose passion for automobiles keeps the American motoring legacy thriving,” said AAT Vice Chair David Madeira. “Importantly The Creative Workshop is not only a great place for vintage vehicles, it employs many young craftsman who will ensure the existence of memorable car cultural pastimes such as the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.”