Automotive Benefit Car show

Enjoy everything from vintage cars to Hot Rods at the 15th annual San Juan College Automotive Benefit Car Show, Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Trades and Technology parking lot.

While enjoying the car show, the School of Trades and Technology will host an open house where the public can learn more about the program’s educational opportunities.  With each program tour, a ticket will be provided for a chance to win an 8 x 8 foot storage shed designed and built by the Building Trades Program. Participants must be 16 years of age or older to enter the drawing. 

“It’s great to contribute to the open house and the car show, two events that improve the community and the college,” said Blake Barnett, building trades instructor at San Juan College. “The students got a chance to work hands on with a project from start to finish and the winner will get a quality shed direct from students.” 

The tour schedule begins at 10:20 a.m., and will be held as follows: Automotive Technology, 10:20 to 10:40 a.m.; Diesel Technology, 10:40 to 11 a.m.; Auto Body, 11 to 11:20 a.m.; Building Trades, 11:20 to 11:40 a.m.; Machine Technology, 11:40 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Cosmetology,12 to 12:20 p.m.; Drafting, 12:20 to 12:40 p.m.; Welding, 12:40 -1 p.m.; and Instrumentation and Controls, 1 to 1:20 p.m.

Parents and high school students can learn more about dual-credit programs as well.

The car show provides an opportunity for the staff, instructors and students of the San Juan College Automotive Program to say thank you to the community for their support.

While the car show is free to the public, the exhibitors pay a space fee of $15.  The proceeds then benefit Blue Star Mothers, a nonprofit organization that sends supplies and gifts to deployed troops and supports local military families.

“The show is designed to be a fun get-together for car people, while giving back to the community and donating to a great cause,” says Kerry Meier, automotive program coordinator.

For more information about the car show, contact Kerry Meier at 566-3388.