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16Dec, 2018

AR Alumni Newsletter-December 2018

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Consider a Gift to Red Wrench The Red Wrench Club is an annual giving effort originally launched by a group of alumni to help provide a variety of tools and equipment for the AR shops - from engine rebuilding to trim, from chassis to metal shaping. A gift to the Red Wrench Club is the best way to put necessary tools in the hands of students and help them develop the skills they need to be successful in their future careers. Take a look at this year's wish list and consider making a year-end gift [...]

15Oct, 2018

AR Alumni Newsletter – October 2018

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Save the Date: May 3, 2019 Donald Osborne, historian, appraiser, consultant, and writer, will share his expertise at "An Evening with AR" on May 3, 2019 at Mingenback Theatre. Osborne, in his signature bowtie, is a regular contributor on Jay Leno's Garage on CNBC, and lends his considerable knowledge to organizations such as HVA and RM Sotheby's. More details about his appearance will be on the McPherson College website in March.   Meet New NAB Members Casey Maxon '13, Heritage Specialist, Historic Vehicle Association: "I am thrilled to [...]

13Aug, 2018

AR Alumni Newsletter – August 2018

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Automobile Magazine features AR program The AR program has received many great reviews on a recent article, titled "Cradle of the Restoration Craft," that appeared in Automobile Magazine. The article appears in the August edition of the magazine in news stands now as well as online. The article does a great job at telling the AR story to a wide audience. Read the full article. Atlanta Concours joins line-up of MC events Staff and students will participate in Atlanta Concours d'Elegance on September 29-30. The Atlanta Concours joins other events like the Amelia Island Concours and [...]

20Jun, 2018

AR Alumni Newsletter – June 2018

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My Classic Car features McPherson College Nearly 100 people attended a Cars & Coffee Viewing Party on June 9th to celebrate the premiere of the newest episode of “My Classic Car,” hosted by Dennis Gage that features the 2018 C.A.R.S. Club Car and Motorcycle Show. The episode was shot on May 4-5 during the cruise-in and car show. The 2018 car show was the biggest in the 19-year history of the event attracting more than 400 cars and motorcycles from across the country. The My Classic Car episode featuring McPherson College premiered on the Velocity [...]

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Automotive Restoration faculty member Mike Dudley (Automotive Trim) spent Thursday & Friday at Rad Rides by Troy in Manteno, IL with 2004 AR graduate Adam Banks. They spent time going over the current projects that Rad Rides by Troy is working on, but most of the time was spent developing a small section of the typical construction of a custom backrest. The lessons learned (foundation construction, foam shaping, pattern making, sewing techniques) can be applied to all aspects of trim work - custom and authentic. The thought is that this is a project that interested students in the advanced trim classes in the AR Program could pursue if they are looking to fine tune the skills required to produce high quality work. ... See MoreSee Less

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