Davie High classic car show Saturday

Published 8:33 am Thursday, May 17, 2018

By Jeanna B. White

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 2018 Davie County High School and SkillsUSA Auto Tech Car Show at Trailers of the East Coast on Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit Automotive Technology and the SkillsUSA Chapter at Davie High. Space constraints limit the show to the first 120 to register on the day of the show. Registration is from 8-9:30 a.m. on show day.

Judging will take place from 9-11 a.m. with awards presented at 12:15 p.m. Entry fee for show cars is $15.

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.

Judges will choose the top three in each class, depending on the number of entries.

Special awards trophies are built by the automotive classes. There will be special awards for Best of Show, Best Interior, Best Paint, Best Engine, and Sponsor’s Choice. All attendees will get to vote for a People’s Choice award.

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.

There are 44 students enrolled in Davie County’s Automotive Technology program taught by Seth James. The 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. It 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.