By Mason Duffey
Homecoming weekend happens every October, it’s the weekend when past students and faculty come back to see the campus they once walked every day. The weekend is full of events but there is one that the Auto Restoration students look forward to the most, the Friday night cruise-in. The cruise-in is run by the C.A.R.S. Club each year, who shuts down one block of main street for the cars. The event attracts a lot of people, and not just from the school, some of the cars are owned by people in the town who want to support the school and the restoration program. While some of the cars were owned by locals, the majority of them are owned by students.
This 1959 Plymouth Savoy is owned by student, Jacob Scruggs. Many of excellent restored cars in the world started out like this Plymouth here. While most people might just see an old rusty car, the restoration students like Jacob see the historical value of them and vision of how these cars will look when they are done.
This is event is also a great time for the students to geek out about old cars. President of college, Michael Schneider, came out to see the cars and hear about what the students are working on this year. Here he is talking to student, Nate Mclaughlin, about Wally Behrens’ 1972 Lotus Europa.
Some might think that you can only take your car if it’s a classic muscle car or European sports car, but it is actually open to any car. Which is why student, Shane Fazzino, brought his extremely well cared for 1993 Ford Explorer. Just like this event is open to all cars it is also open to all students, the C.A.R.S. Club encourages everyone to come out to their next cruise-in on Friday May 3rd, as well as the Car Show on May 5.