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AR Program News


6/18/13 McPherson College Enters 2,100-Mile ‘Great Race’

3/5/13 McPherson College Automotive Restoration Students Create Pedal Car for Charity

11/6/12 Pebble Beach star raises $60K for McPherson Automotive Restoration Program AutoWeek

10/10/12 AR Program to be featured on'Chasing Classic Cars' Show

5/3/12 Jay Leno's 1975 Plymouth Duster has a story as powerful as its 1,000-hp engine

2/13/12 How long does it take to assemble a Model T? (CBS Wichita, KS)
A lot of people may time how long it takes to get somewhere in your car.  But for a group of students at McPherson College, they time how long it takes to build a car.

8/25/11 LeMay - America's Car Museum Teams with McPherson College to Further Automotive Restoration, Education


4/28/11 Jay Leno recognizes college's auto restoration program (NBC Wichita, KS)
Jay Leno is sending a shout out to one Kansas college. But it isn't a part of his comedy; it's for the school's auto restoration program, which is one of a kind in the United States.


4/15/11 Collectors Foundation Jay Leno's Garage
McKeel Hagerty stops by with Bob Knechel, president and executive director of the Collectors Foundation, a philanthropic movement to preserve and hand down automotive heritage to young people.


Aug 2010 Bikes on the Lawn motorcycle show will celebrate an exciting new academic major option at the nation's premier automotive restoration college.


July 2009 "Going to Restoration U., pt2" article featured in Auto Restorer magazine

June 2009 "Going to Restoration U., pt1" article featured in Auto Restorer magazine

Jan/Feb 2009 "Higher Education" article featured in The Restorer magazine
with the permission of Jim Spawn, The Restorer and the Model A Ford Club of America

1/12/09 '57 Thunderbird to sell at Barrett-Jackson auction


What Can I Do With This Degree?

Open your own auto restoration business, work for an auction company or even manage a major car collection.
See what you can do.


Summer Workshops

Our expert instructors and top-notch facility are also available to hobbyists and professionals in summer workshops at the Automotive Restoration Institute.



CARS Club facebook

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 15th Annual CARS Club Show will be held May 3, 2014 on the MC campus.
See facebook for club events.