Anyone interested in learning about automotive restoration would be well advised to check out the Websites for University Motors in Ada, Mich. and Eclectic Motorworks in Holland, Mich.
Each winter, these two shops hold restoration seminars for several weeks around January and February. Hobbyists travel from all over the country to take these sessions and learn some lessons about bringing old cars back to life.
The seminars are of particular interest to British car restorers, since that is the main focus of both businesses. However, anyone interested in things mechanical can take the seminars and learn something about spinning wrenches.
If your son, or husband or father might be interested in this type of thing, a registration for the seminars might make a great Christmas gift.