The Automotive Restoration Program has many supporters from the collector car community like Jay Leno.
The Automotive Restoration Technology Program at McPherson College was established in 1976 through the generosity and foresight of local entrepreneur Gaines H. "Smokey" Billue, who provided funds for the construction of Templeton Hall along with additional operating capital through the donation of a portion of his classic and antique car collection – an initial investment of over $2.5 million.
This unique automotive restoration program attracted the attention of classic car enthusiast Jay Leno. In 1997, Leno established the Fred J. Duesenberg Scholarship at McPherson College to provide financial assistance for automotive restoration students. One year later, Leno combined forces with Popular Mechanics magazine to provide a full scholarship each year for a sophomore restoration student.
Our expert instructors and top-notch facility are also available to hobbyists and professionals in summer workshops at the Automotive Restoration Institute.
Open your own auto restoration business, work for an auction company or even manage a major car collection.
See what you can do.
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C.A.R.S is a student led club that participates in numerous events throughout the year, including car shows, cruises, travel, old car movie nights, and insider trips to museums and private collections.
CARS Club info
The 14th Annual CARS Club Show will be held May 4, 2013 on the MC campus.
See facebook for club events.