An Evening With AR
Each year in May, AR brings industry leaders to campus for An Evening with Auto Restoration. This year’s event on May 4 will feature Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson. Bringing speakers to campus is one way AR introduces industry leaders to the unique program and students at McPherson College. It’s also an opportunity for our alumni to make industry connections and hear from a wide variety of presenters. Watch the McPherson College Auto Restoration Facebook page for more details about this event as they become available.
Born and raised into the automotive world, Jackson’s passion and devotion to the automobile market was instilled in him by his older brother Brian and father Russ – who, with Tom Barrett, founded the company in 1971. Taking over the reins in 1995 after the untimely death of his brother, Jackson has grown the company’s events and brand into one of the most recognized names in the collector car industry. Jackson has also been inspired by his mother’s commitment to philanthropy and uses the Barrett-Jackson auction block as a platform to raise much-needed awareness and funds for charitable organizations. Watch for more details about An Evening with AR click HERE.
C.A.R.S. Club Car & Motorcycle Show
It’s just around the corner – the 19th Annual C.A.R.S. Club Car & Motorcycle Show. C.A.R.S. Club members have been busy making plans for this year’s big show and online registrations are open. The yearly show keeps getting bigger and bigger attracting a wide variety of vehicles from across the country. All of the familiar activities are included this year like the Swap Meet in April, the Cruise-In Friday night, and the Model A Build Team demonstration the day of the show. However, what makes this year’s event unique is that it will be featured in a future episode of My Classic Car and the show’s host, Dennis Gage, will be on site all day Saturday. Make plans to enter your vehicle or attend.
Saturday, April 21, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
McPherson College Campus
Register Online – deadline April 7
Friday, May 4, 6 p.m.
Main Street, McPherson, Kansas
No registration necessary
19th ANNUAL CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW
(Special Appearance by Dennis Gage from My Classic Car)
Saturday, May 5, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
McPherson College Campus
Register Online – pre-registration discount deadline: April 15 | judged vehicle registration deadline: April 30
Do you know a young person with an interest in auto restoration? The AR Summer Institute is a great way for a prospective students and others to engage with the AR program, faculty, and experience life as a McPherson College student. Spots are still available for courses offered in June. A complete schedule, course description and registration can be found online.
Session dates for this years Summer Institute are June 4-8, June 11-15, and June 18-22. For more information about class schedule, course descriptions, dorm room and meal plan information and cancellation policy click HERE.
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The next video project for Shed Finds features Arkansas senior, Sam L. Harris IV. Harris’ love of automobiles was solidified when he purchased his 1986 Toyota Land Cruiser. He is currently working on a custom 1969 Ford F-100 quad cab long bed with a Powerstroke diesel engine. He is part of the Model T build team and is known around campus for his vast collection of stickers on his Land Cruiser. Check out the trailer for his video and watch for the full-length feature coming out on February 26 on YouTube at McPherson College Shed Finds. (Editor’s Note: Shed Finds is a student-driven video series that features the unique projects at the Sheds.)