The Transportation Division of Mid-Plains Community College unveiled their latest custom car project, a “Just Yellow” 1967 Camaro RS 350/350, at the Platte River Mall on Friday.
The hotrod sports a completely rebuilt 350 motor and turbo 350 automatic transmission under the hood. The sleek black interior allows the “Just Yellow” paint, Redline tires and Rally wheels to steal the show.
This year’s car was generously donated by Lorna Bouzek in memory of her son, Troy Bouzek.
“This is the first I’ve seen it since they loaded it up on the trailer,” she said. “It’s amazing! I am so proud!”
Automotive-related vendors who contributed to the current project include Dave Smith Signs, the Car Doctor, JM Parts and Equipment, E.J.’s Outdoor Sports, Cohagen Battery, LKQ-Keystone and R&T Tire Service of Grant.
For the past 11 years, Automotive and Auto Body students at North Platte Community College have selected a vehicle and then taken a full year to complete an off-chassis restoration.
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.
Proceeds from the raffle will be used to purchase the next project and the remaining profit is returned to the students in the form of scholarships. Last year the college gave out $7,500 in scholarships.
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.