Davie High Auto Tech car show May 6

Published 9:01 am Thursday, April 27, 2017

Love cars?

Do you have a beauty you enjoy showing off, or do you just like to look, dream, and drool?

If so, you won’t want to miss the 2017 Davie County High School and SkillsUSA Auto Tech Car Show at Trailers of the East Coast, 418 Interstate Drive, Mocksville, on Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Car show proceeds will benefit Automotive Technology and the SkillsUSA Chapter at Davie County High School. Space constraints require a limit to the first 120 cars to register on the day of the show. Car show registration is from 8-9:30 a.m. on show day.

In conjunction with the car show, Trailers of the East Coast will have a Team Penske NASCAR race car transporter open for walk-throughs/brief tours.

The Mustang Sampling show car No. 5 Corvette will be on display as will the Austin Dillon No. 3 show car. Details on additional family friendly car show attractions are still being made final.

Judging will take place from 9-11 a.m. with awards presented at 12:15 p.m. Entry fee for show cars is $15. Judges will select the top three in each class while attendees will vote on People’s Choice awards and Trailers of the East Coast staff will select the Sponsor’s Choice Awards.

Cars will compete in the following classes:

• General Motors: Early to 1975, 1976-1981, 1981 to present

• Ford/Mercury: Early to 1975, 1976-1981, 1981 to present

• Chrysler/Mopar: Early to 1975, 1976-1981, 1981 to present

• Euro, Exotics, Imports, Trucks, Tractors

• Special Awards – Built by Automotive Students at Davie County High School

There will be special awards for Best of Show, Best Interior, Best Paint, Best Engine, and Sponsor’s Choice.   The special awards are built by the students in the automotive classes at Davie High School.

Hotdogs, chips and drinks will be available for purchase. The rain date for the car show is June 4.

All proceeds go to students enrolled in SkillsUSA for competition to win scholarships to jump-start their careers.

Each quarter, there are on average 44 students enrolled in Davie High’s Automotive Technology program taught by Seth James. On average, there are 20 students enrolled in level 2/3 are preparing for careers in the automotive industry.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel by providing educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms. The organization serves more than 320,000 high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations.

For more information, call Seth James at (336) 751-5905 ext. 4084.