Connellsville tech center to hold classic car, bike show
Hot rods, antiques, motorcycles and many others will be on display when the Connellsville Area Career and Technical Center holds a Classic Car and Bike Show from 4-9 p.m. on Friday.
At 720 Locust St., the event is expected to draw more than 100 vehicles.
There will be trophies for first, second and third place, sponsored by All Crane Rental of Pennsylvania, Route 837 in West Elizabeth. The first 100 entries receive dash plaques.
Prizes have been donated by teachers and shops that include a wilderness rafting trip at Ohiopyle, lottery tree, wine basket, plant holders, an automatic darkening welding helmet, 4 1⁄2-inch angle grinder, fire extinguisher, and detailing car wash gift bucket, donated by Painter's Choice on Route 119.
Cousins Jacob and Gary Nichelson, auto body/collision students will be entering their 1969 Camaros. Rivalries will be between makes and models; Ford and Chevy enthusiasts reportedly are competitive and loyal to their favorites.
Automotive technology instructor Travis Payne will bring a 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass S, a 1977 Mustang and a 1977 MGB. These, as well as others that the auto body students have painted, will be displayed.
A 1969 Nova, owned by Wendell Rockwell and painted by the auto body students, will be among the entries.
Angels of Mercy representatives are expected to be at the show with their van that was refurbished by CACTC students. They may bring animals that are available for adoption.
St. James Catering of Lynn's Pub and Grill will provide food. CACTC classes have done a restoration on the catering van used by the company. Other food vendors are also expected.
The students are looking forward to the event and expect it to be fun for everyone. Many staff members will be participating.
The school will be open for anyone who would like to take a tour.
John Hamman, CACTC electronics instructor, will be the DJ for the evening.
There is no admission fee. For more information, call 724-626-0236, extension 2310 or 2306.
Nancy Henry is a contributing writer.