The Transportation Division of Mid-Plains Community College will unveil their latest custom car project, a 1967 RS Camaro 350/350, at this weekend’s Tri-City Street Rods annual auto show in Grand Island.
Each year the Automotive and Autobody students at North Platte Community College decide on a vehicle and take a full year to complete an off-chassis restoration. This year’s car was generously donated by Lorna Bouzek in memory of Troy Bouzek. It features yellow paint with a black interior and redline tires.
In June, the NPCC Foundation will begin selling $10 raffle tickets to win the car. The drawing will take place during the Colonel Cody Show and Shine Car show in downtown North Platte in September.
The college uses the restoration project in a number of ways. First, the college offers a certificate in automotive restoration so the students in that discipline have a project to work on. Second, the college uses the car to attract attention to the college, its programs and especially at its transportation related training. Each year the car tours the state with entries in car shows, parades and cruise night events.
For more information on the car, its summer tour or to learn more about the MPCC Automotive and Autobody program offerings, please call (308) 535-3601 or click on www.mpcc.edu.