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DANVILLE, VA, June 21, 2023 – The Triple Crown of Rodding is proud to announce Operative Talent as its Official Charity for the 2023 event. Operative Talent is an educational initiative focused on attracting future talent to the thriving automotive industry.

The Triple Crown of Rodding is already being recognized as one of the premier events in the automotive industry, showcasing what is sure to be an impressive collection of classic and custom hot rods and trucks. As part of its commitment to supporting the future of automotive enthusiasts and professionals, the show has partnered with Operative Talent to introduce an exciting educational component to the event.

Operative Talent brings a wealth of esteemed partners, including KTL Restorations, BASF, KC HiLiTES, Auto Metal Direct, Collision Repair Education Foundation, Petty Family Foundation, and In The Garage Media, who are all committed to raising awareness of the automotive industry’s diverse offerings and opportunities. (For a full list of partners, please visit

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Operative Talent as the Official Charity of the Triple Crown of Rodding,” Event Director Gary Case says. “Their commitment to automotive education aligns perfectly with our vision to promote knowledge sharing and skill development within the industry. Together, we aim to create an immersive and educational experience for our attendees, ensuring the longevity and growth of the hot rod and truck community.”

As part of the fundraising initiative, Operative Talent will be hosting a sweepstakes to raffle off a ‘69 Camaro named “TALENT,” the first in a series of projects to help youth participate in our industry with hands-on experience. The proceeds from the sweepstakes will be used to fund programs across the country designed to help attract and nurture a new generation of talented individuals.

“TALENT” will be on display, having been built by young individuals wishing to showcase their talents while looking for an opportunity to further themselves with a career in our industry. “TALENT” will be given away as a grand prize to one lucky winner onsite at the 2024 Triple Crown of Rodding event.

The Triple Crown of Rodding in 2023, in collaboration with Operative Talent, promises to be an unforgettable event. Mark your calendars for September 8-9, 2023 and join us at Nashville Superspeedway to celebrate what the hot rod and truck community has to offer.

For more information about the Triple Crown of Rodding … The Premiere Event for Hot Rods & Trucks 2023 and Operative Talent, please visit and

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