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About MAAP – Motorsports & Car Restoration Nonprofit in Harrisonburg

Madison Automotive Apprentices (MAAP): Education in Motorsports and Restoration Excellence

Established at James Madison University in 2017, MAAP’s vision is to ignite meaningful connections between students, auto manufacturers, higher education institutions, vintage auto clubs and other nonprofit organizations. 

“MAAP is way more than just an organization, it’s a place where very kind people are willing to help and teach anyone who is interested in automobiles.”

JMU International Student from Brazil, Amanda Garbim | Motorcycle Racer

MAAP’s Mission:

Madison Automotive Apprentices preserves the love for the automobile and shares it with the next generation by providing opportunities that educate students in automobile restoration and preservation as well as providing bridging opportunities in motorsport.

What We Do

Provide laboratory-style classes for
university students with emphasis on:

  • Internal combustion engines
  • Wiring harnesses
  • Dynamic chassis & suspension
  • Automotive surfaces
  • Appraisals
  • Motorsport events
  • Restorations
  • Demonstrations & workshops

Where We Go

Local and international events filled with generations of auto enthusiasts.

  • Amelia Island Concours
  • Historic Vehicle Conference
  • Virginia International Raceway
  • Laguna Seca
  • Road Atlanta
  • Porsche Parade
  • California LA Lit Meet
  • Swap Meets
  • Auto Auctions

Our Core Objective

Provide a space for an automotive workshop to prepare and educate students through service provision to clients, and assisted by JMU faculty, to facilitate learning related to the education, history and social value of the automobile to students and the general public.

For Students Interested in Automotive Careers

From technical, motorsport engineering to race day hospitality management, MAAP has something to fit your career goals! If you’re interested in:

  • Joining us for community events
  • Applying for an internship
  • Registering for academic programs (for credit)

Go to our student offerings page and see how you can get involved!

About MAAP’s Founder

maap founder cole scrogham teaching jmu students about car restoration and motorsports for a career in the automotive industry

Cole Scrogham is a four-time Manhattan Concours winner and eight-time national champion team owner with Porsche brand. He is also a noted author of “Porsche 356 Carrera: Four Cam Production Car” and “Porsche 911 Engine Assembly Guide.”

Contact Madison Automotive Apprentices

Do you have questions? Need a restoration? Want to volunteer? Let us know!

Hours and Location:

9:00am – 5:00pm