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Harbor Freight sheds some light on the issue

As a long-time editor here at LACar and (reasonably handy) tool-user, once again I must salute the efforts of the top management at Harbor Freight and their ongoing outreach to engender more and better education in the industrial arts. 

By Doug Stokes

Fri, Jun 4, 2021 02:27 PM PST

Yes, you are VERY right … of course I’m aware that this is in that company’s very best interest. 

My experience tells me that’s the way that good things really get done. Enlightened self-interest that benefits both sides of the equation always balances out best in most cases. The term that fits here is, “...doing well by doing good”.

Industrial arts, working with hands and mind, is not going away anytime soon and well-educated, fully-trained people are what make the tools work. 

What follows here is something of an open letter from a company with real skin in the game, inviting people to understand the effort that Harbor Freight puts forth and to support the effort wherever and whenever they can. I for one, think that it’ll help.

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Doug has a long and wide-ranging history in the motoring business. He served five years as the Executive Director of the International Kart Federation, and was the PR guy for the Mickey Thompson's Off-Road Championship Gran Prix. He worked racing PR for both Honda and Suzuki and was a senior PR person on the first Los Angeles (Vintage) Grand Prix. He was also the first PR Manager for Perris Auto Speedway, and spent over 20 years as the VP of Communications at Irwindale Speedway. Stokes is the recipient of the American Autowriters and Broadcaster’s 2005 Chapman Award for Excellence in Public Relations and was honored in 2015 by the Motor Press Guild with their Dean Batchelor Lifetime Achievement Award. “… I’ve also been reviewing automobiles and books for over 20 years, and really enjoy my LA Car assignments.” he added.

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