I thought I would bring this to life for my fellow OC members, as an early 'heads up' if you will.
As many of you know I started the Cayman OC back in November 2015 after realising that being a Cayman owner in a Boxster club just wasn't cricket (as much as the Boxster guys were a great bunch). Its been a labour of love and I've really enjoyed creating a community and making many friends, although at times keeping on top of organising events and the like is tricky. More so lately as I've moved on from full-time employment to start a new venture, one that will hopefully be rewarding in other ways than just a pay check.
Some of you may be wondering, ok, so what is the Piston Works? Well, it's a dream that I'm attempting to turn into reality and it goes something like this...
The Piston Works Auto Collective is about bringing like minded petrol heads together, whether that be car owners or those that work with cars and car owners.
Its hard to find somewhere that as car enthusiasts we can call home sometimes, venues to meet up and feel like you truly belong. All too often we find ourselves in a venue where the main attraction is not aimed at us and we end up being tucked away or forced to visit at odd times. The dream is to create a place to bring petrol heads together, in a community or 'village' if you will, with facilities for professionals, retail and catering specifically focussed on our passion. Somewhere with an atmosphere, that goes further than just being a coffee venue or pub car park.
Now thats a big dream, so the starting point is not as glamorous but still focussed.
Initially we will be launching an online store of carefully curated products for car detailing. We want to cover the popular stuff but also new and unique products, the harder to find stuff. We will also be expanding to cover art, literature and apparel. As well as this we are going to be working with the 'little guy', the start-ups and those with the right ethos. This is the Piston Works Emporium which eventually will be a physical shop.
The Piston Works Emporium will be launching very soon and as a thank you for supporting my ventures so far we will be offering not just a discount to you, but also exclusive products to OC members. We are not allowed to sell these online generally (only from a physical shop) but have agreed with the suppliers that we can to Cayman OC members. If you have any requests or suggestions of products you would like to see in the Emporium then please shout, your feedback will be important.
One massive ask on my part is, if you feel you can, then please share the word, whether thats in person, on social media or other forums. As a new start-up its going to be tough, but just like the Cayman OC back in 2015 it can grow and I would love each and every one of you to be part of the dream. If you can sign up to our newsletter that would also be a huge help and you can do so by visiting www.thepistonworks.com (just as at the Cayman OC, we don't share your email addresses with third parties).
Keep on driving! 😎