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AR Alumni Newsletter – April 2019

Don’t Miss 20th Annual CARS Motoring Festival

This student-run event gets better and better each year. You won’t want to miss all that is in store for this year’s show on May 3-4. It begins on Friday when Donald Osborne will be the guest speaker at An Evening with AR. A cruise-in Friday night, appearance by the Barn Find Hunter Saturday at the car show, along with hundreds of great cars (like this 1952 Ferrari), will round out the weekend. Watch the MC website for details or check out some of the student videos at #ProjectSheds to see behind the scenes preparations for this years C.A.R.S. Club Motoring Festival.


AR Professors Earn Promotions

Congratulations to McPherson College Auto Restoration faculty on their recent promotions. Garrick Green was promoted to professor of technology and Luke Chennell was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor of technology.

Inaugural Scholarship Announced at Amelia Island

A new scholarship honoring Denise McCluggage was announced at Amelia Island. The launch of the scholarship was the senior project for Abigayle Morgan and Emma Critiz (pictured here) was its first recipient. Learn how you can support the new scholarship and read more about it in AutoWeek!



Student Experiences…

HVA Convention – McPherson College students presented at the recent automotive history convention in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Matthew Tyler Delano Miller-Wells presented “Going for Gold: The History of Automobiles and Video Games” and Philip Reinhardt (pictured here) presented “A New Sort of Service Manual: Creating a Bugatti Type 57 User Manual.” In addition, Professor Luke Chennell presented “The Gospel of Grease: Service Manuals and Automotive Knowledge.” You can read more about the conference in Hemmings Daily.



Copperstate 1000 – Jacob Scruggs, Daniel Journey and Tyler Perkins served as apprentice mechanics on the recent Copperstate 1000 Road Rally, March 30-April 3. Pictured here, the students work on replacing the head gasket on a 1951 Stanguellini 1100S.




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