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Fuquay auto group’s mechanics restoring classic cars for charity auction

The sales floor at the John Hiester Automotive dealership in Fuquay-Varina is still operating and selling cars, while practicing social distancing. Around back, however, something special is happening.

When the health crisis hit, John Hiester, the dealer principal and chief operator of the Hiester Automotive Group, realized his service employees were running out of work mid-day. His service technicians were scared for their paychecks and their families. At one of their mechanics meetings, one of Hiester’s mechanics spoke up.

“He said, ‘What are we going to do when we run out of work?’” Hiester said, “and I didn’t have a good answer.”

So he went home and made a plan. He decided to pay his service technicians — across four different dealerships – to restore 14 classic cars.

Full CBS17 coverage here.