C.A.R.S. Club, or College Automotive Restoration Students, is a student led club open to any McPherson student interested in antique and collector cars. The club gives students an opportunity to get together and share their passion for automobiles outside of the classroom. Club members are able to participate in numerous events throughout the year, including car shows, cruises, travel, old car movie nights, and insider trips to museums and private collections.

The culmination of the year is the student led C.A.R.S. Show in the Spring, where students plan their own large car show unlike anything else in the area, attracting participants from around the country.

C.A.R.S. Club Car & Motorcycle Show

2017 Events

SWAP MEET
Saturday, April 15, 2017
| 7:00am – 7:00pm
McPherson 4H Building, W. Woodside Ave., McPherson
Online Registration $25 per space.

CRUISE-IN
Friday, May 5, 2017
| 6:00pm
Main St., McPherson
No registration necessary for Cruise-In.

18th ANNUAL CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW
Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 8:00am – 2:00pm
Campus of McPherson College
Online Registration $20 per vehicle.
Mail-in Registration Form (PDF)
Pre-register your vehicle before April 15, 2017 for the discounted rate of $15.

Car Show contact: Jason Peters petejas@bulldog.mcpherson.edu
Swap Meet contacts: Isabella Zacchia zaccisa@bulldog.mcpherson.edu or Joe Farmer farmjos@bulldog.mcpherson.edu

Car Show Archive

Highlights from the 17th Annual Car Show:

2016: Video | Recap
2015: Video | Recap
2014: Video | Recap
2013: Video | Recap
2012: Video | Recap
2011: Gallery 1 | Gallery 2 | Recap

 

On May 17th, 1966 - Fisher Body delivered to Chevrolet the very first all-new 1967 Camaro, VIN number 100001. This significant date would set in motion the start of a now 50 year long rivalry between Chevrolets handsome new Pony Car and Fords Mustang. 

Built over four days, final assembly would be completed along with 48 other pre-production pilot cars at a facility in Norwood, Ohio. Camaro #1 would be finished in GMs Granada Gold with matching gold interior. On August 17th, 1966, the Camaro would enter the world stage. 

This car will be on display at McPherson Colleges 2017 18th Annual Car and Motorcycle show on Saturday, May 6th. Were incredibly honored to be exhibiting this one of a kind, very special automobile.  

*Sources:
Historic Vehicle Association
Hagerty

On May 17th, 1966 - Fisher Body delivered to Chevrolet the very first all-new 1967 Camaro, VIN number 100001. This significant date would set in motion the start of a now 50 year long rivalry between Chevrolet's handsome new Pony Car and Ford's Mustang.

Built over four days, final assembly would be completed along with 48 other pre-production "pilot cars" at a facility in Norwood, Ohio. Camaro #1 would be finished in GM's "Granada Gold" with matching gold interior. On August 17th, 1966, the Camaro would enter the world stage.

This car will be on display at McPherson College's 2017 18th Annual Car and Motorcycle show on Saturday, May 6th. We're incredibly honored to be exhibiting this one of a kind, very special automobile.

*Sources:
Historic Vehicle Association
Hagerty
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Is that date right?

And you know where one similar is lol love that car

Nicholas Willi Jr.

Nate Pore

Kevin Smith

Will enjoy seeing it!

Very cool

Dang! Who made this come together?

The gold '67 Camaro was sitting in the shop when I first toured Mac...made me feel at home since I had a '68 sitting at home waiting to come down. I just saw this car at Amelia Island!

Julia Berger this is awesome thank you for putting this together! Gonna be a great car to have at the show!

the incredible looking forward to see it ! I recently completed my 67 Camaro and plan on being at show

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2 months ago

Were about 3 months away from our 18th Annual Car & Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet on May 6th!! This is a very special year for us as we celebrate 40 years of the Automotive Restoration program! If you havent registered, visit http://www.mcpherson.edu/autorestoration/cars/. 

Also, wed like to welcome and introduce to you one of this years feature cars! This 1937 Mercedes 540K Cabriolet was exhibited at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours DElegance and not only took home 3rd in class, but also received the Mercedes Star of Excellence award!!

We're about 3 months away from our 18th Annual Car & Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet on May 6th!! This is a very special year for us as we celebrate 40 years of the Automotive Restoration program! If you haven't registered, visit www.mcpherson.edu/autorestoration/cars/.

Also, we'd like to welcome and introduce to you one of this years feature cars! This 1937 Mercedes 540K Cabriolet was exhibited at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance and not only took home 3rd in class, but also received the Mercedes Star of Excellence award!!
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Melody, I agree.

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4 months ago

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Great pic, in the early 80s it was R.A.T>

In the early 80s, it was R.A.T.S club, Restoration Auto Technology Students.

That is a great group! What wonderful cars! I could remember at least one of them! ❤

McPherson College C.A.R.S Club members Bill, Alley, Aaron, Jimi and Ryan wearing their best ugly sweaters at this years annual chili gathering!!!

McPherson College C.A.R.S Club members Bill, Alley, Aaron, Jimi and Ryan wearing their best ugly sweaters at this year's annual chili gathering!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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