Team members at 3022 Baltimore, 3175 Sterling, VA, and 1385 Dumfries, VA.
These locations worked with Hylton High School in Woodbridge, VA, which has a great automotive program that LKQ has partnered with for many years.Ed Stevens, Hylton’s automotive instructor, has set a very high standard for its mechanical program, with many regional victories over the years. He reached out recently for an assist on a 1948 Chevy Style master they were doing a frame-up restoration on. This is the second vehicle LKQ has helped Ed’s program with that will be shown at SEMA as part of its highlight on national automotive educational programs. We had several team members jump into action to help Ed and his students to complete the vehicle in time, and we would like to thank a few of them individually along with our teams at 3022 Baltimore, 3175 Sterling, VA, and 1385 Dumfries, VA. First, our PBE Tech Rep Bill Dean was key in the refinishing of this vehicle, assisting with camera shots and working with Ed on product training, and ensuring we were able to supply all the paint needed for this restoration. We were also able to work with our partners at Akzo Nobel to assist with the supply of this material. Then, in the 11th hour, Ed came with a large ask of his sponsors. They were struggling to find wheels and tires for this vehicle based on its odd bolt pattern and availability of parts for this model. We reached out to our KAO team, and they really stepped up to the plate. Eric Fairchild and Kyle Graziul not only offered to sponsor the wheels on this build but worked with a vendor to have the wheels custom-built and shipped to Hylton within a few days meeting its tight timeline to complete the car to be shipped this week to the SEMA show.