SEMA 2019: eBay Motors and Hot Rod Magazine’s Top Gearheads Team Up to Auction Custom Engines in Support of ASE Education Foundation
By: eBay News Team
eBay Motors will also provide training manuals to ASE-selected schools, in addition to the funds supporting education for the automotive technician workforce.
eBay Motors, one of the world's largest marketplaces for buying and selling all things automotive, is attending SEMA 2019 in Las Vegas (November 5 – November 8) at Booth #30219 to spotlight its automotive offerings and auction off two overhauled engines. Proceeds from each sale will benefit the ASE Education Foundation and its mission to cultivate an inspired workforce of automotive technicians. eBay Motors will also provide more than 1,000 G1 Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair training guides to ASE-selected schools by the end of the year.
The eBay parts and accessories team worked with Hot Rod magazine’s top editors to come up with two high-performance build sheets, one for an “old school” Vortec 350 and the other a “new school” LY6 6.0L. From a remanufactured short block to a used engine and aftermarket performance parts, these engines prove that eBay Motors has every part for every ride, catering to a range of gearhead preferences. The parts, sourced exclusively from eBay Motors, included:
Keep it Old School for Vintage Chevy Lovers (Vortec 350)
- SBC 350 Downdraft EFI Stack Intake ITB Black
- Chevy 350 short block
- Serpentine belt drive
- Tight-Fit Small Block Chevy ZZ-4 Block Hugger Headers, AHC Coated
Modernize Your Ride (LY6 6.0L from a 2010 Silverado 2500)
- Used LY6 engine with 81K miles
- GM LS9 Camshaft 12638427
- ARP 134-3609 SBC LS1 Head Bolt Kit
- 102mm Black Throttle Body + TPS IAC Position Sensor
“There’s no better place than SEMA to connect with fellow Motors lovers and rally around a community that’s so important in the auto world. eBay Motors is a premier destination for car enthusiasts and professionals alike, and as an ASE certified technician myself, I know how important it is to be a part of the future of our industry,” said Jordan Hettinga, General Manager of eBay Motors Parts and Accessories. “Working alongside ASE Education Foundation, we’re able to have a lasting impact on the education available to that workforce, who have invaluable contributions on our marketplace and beyond.”
“Our goal is to ensure that entry-level automotive technicians are trained to the high standards developed by industry and ready to demonstrate their knowledge via ASE certification,” said Mike Coley, President of the ASE Foundation. “With eBay Motors’ donation and contribution to the training materials, we’re able to advance that mission in a meaningful way.”
Through eBay Motors’ partnership with the ASE Education Foundation, the marketplace sponsored the organization’s annual training conference in July 2019, and last year, eBay provided scholarships forAVI ASE video training courses that help technicians prepare for their certification testing. Further, in 2017, eBay launched its ‘Virtual Tech’ offering, which enabled buyers to shop and connect directly with ASE-certified technicians to get advice on what to purchase and how to install parts.
Shoppers can bid on the two custom engines and shop all of the parts for similar projects at www.ebay.com/hotrodengines, or by visiting the eBay Motors booth (#30219) at SEMA through November 8.
About ASE Education Foundation
The ASE Education Foundation works with over 2300 automotive technology training programs and over 50,000 students nationally to provide the transportation industry a viable workforce through standards and credentials for institutions, organizations and individuals. The Foundation also offers career development and workplace exposure creating relationships and partnerships with employers. For more information, visit www.ASEeducationfoundation.org.