So now that I had a basic concept down, and fresh from reluctantly having sent several thousand dollars to a lawyer, one I had never really met, to begin the patenting process, I needed to build a prototype for proof-of-concept. Well, proving that my concept would work wasn’t as simple as just putting together a mock-up of a design using a material like wood, as an example, which would have been inexpensive and relatively easy to build.
The Origin of the RennStand
After coming up with the original concept for the RennStand, I thought it might be a good idea to submit a patent application. I reasoned that if I needed a stand like that, then there had to be others that needed one too, and just maybe the stand would also be useful under other makes and models other than just Porsche 911s. Little did I know.
My name is Frank Ceravolo, and I’m the inventor of the RennStand. The idea for the stand was really born out of my own necessity for a solution to a problem I was having at the time…