The annual student-run car show at McPherson College scheduled for May 1-2 has been canceled. Representatives from the C.A.R.S. Club, the student organization that coordinates the event, recently made the announcement.
McPherson College announced on March 17 that it would complete the remainder of the spring semester courses remotely following recommendations by national and state health organizations due to the coronavirus situation.
“It is very disappointing to us. As you might imagine, it is impossible hosting a student-run event of this magnitude without a full assembly of students on campus,” Chris Paulsen, faculty advisor of the C.A.R.S. Club, said. “Students started working on the event the day after last year’s car show. It’s something they look forward to each year and are heartbroken about it.”
The event includes a Cruise-in and Evening with AR dinner on Friday night; both events are also canceled. Entries of those who pre-registered a car for the show will be retained and pre-registered for next year’s event.
“We want to thank everyone who supports this event each year,” Nick Navarro, student chairperson of C.A.R.S. Club, said. “We look forward to seeing them on May 1, 2021, for next year’s car show.”
The student-run car show attracts rare vehicles from across the country each year. Last year more than 400 cars entered the show, and Donald Osborne, an appraisal expert featured on Jay Leno’s Garage, was a special guest.