HOUSTON (Sept. 15, 2015) — Royal Dutch Shell P.L.C.'s Quaker State brand is offering a hands-on automotive education program this fall to select U.S. high schools through its “Best in Class Challenge.”
The six-week competition will feature high school auto shop classes across the U.S. restoring, tuning and customizing a pre-owned car into a showroom-ready, creative representation of their schools, Quaker State said.
Each high school team will compete for prizes that include a custom spread in "Popular Mechanics" magazine; the opportunity to attend and participate in the Mecum Auction in Austin, Texas, Dec. 11; and prize money and scholarships for its high school.
“The Best in Class Challenge is an exciting opportunity for high school students, offering them the opportunity to learn and apply new techniques for automobile maintenance and care,” said Gita Gidwani, Quaker State global brand manager.
“The competition will be a true test of automotive knowledge and attention to detail for the students, and we hope it builds on their passion for the industry.”