Davie High Auto Show looking forward to ’23

Published 10:24 am Thursday, July 14, 2022

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The SKILLS USA teams at Davie High School have some money on hand as they continue to learn trades that can lead to lifetime jobs.

A car show benefitting those teams raised some $2,500 on Memorial Day weekend Saturday, posponed to that date because of weather.

Organizer Tamsen Beroth said the downtick in the economy may have helped, as 176 vehicles were registered in the contests, including 35 Mustangs and 30 Jeep Wranglers.

“The outpouring of time and support of time and effort and energy … I just couldn’t have asked for a better turnout,” Beroth said, who is already working with school officials to nail down a date for next year’s show. “It couldn’t have worked out any better.

“These are people who love car shows. They know these kids are the next plumbers, mechanics, firefighters … Now, there is a better chance of their skill level getting better faster.”

Sponsors, many of whom were on site recruiting current and future employees, loved the show and want to return, Beroth said.

“One company hired a dad, and the student for an internship,” she said.