C.A.R.S. Club, or College Automotive Restoration Students, is a student led club open to any McPherson student interested in antique and collector cars. The club gives students an opportunity to get together and share their passion for automobiles outside of the classroom. Club members are able to participate in numerous events throughout the year, including car shows, cruises, travel, old car movie nights, and insider trips to museums and private collections.

The culmination of the year is the student led C.A.R.S. Show in the Spring, where students plan their own large car show unlike anything else in the area, attracting participants from around the country.

C.A.R.S. Club Car & Motorcycle Show

2019 Events

CRUISE-IN
Friday, May 3, 2019
| 6:00pm
Main St., McPherson
No registration necessary for Cruise-In.

20th ANNUAL CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW
Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 8:00am – 3:00pm
Campus of McPherson College
Register your vehicle(s) here.

Car Show Archive

Highlights from the 19th Annual Car Show:

2017: Video | Release
2016: Video | Recap
2015: Video | Recap
2014: Video | Recap
2013: Video | Recap
2012: Video | Recap
2011: Gallery 1 | Gallery 2 | Recap

 

Leading up to the 20th Annual McPherson Motoring Festival, George Reid talked with Francis Abate and his 1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 he is restoring in the third episode of #ProjectSheds.
Hosted by George Reid and filmed by Sean Robinson.

From Francis, "They only made 6500 of these cars worldwide from 1968 to 1973 so there are not many left. They are part of a class known as M100 in Mercedes lingo as this is the engine model designation, a powerful V8 - the 6.3 was first used in the 600 Limousines of the 60s and 70s, the 300SEL like my car, and these were followed by a 70s/80s era 450SEL 6.9. These three cars are the only models designated as M100 cars and they have somewhat of a cult following, not super widespread. Currently it has rougly 120,000 Miles and counting"
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1 day ago

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Francis. I saw your interview. Great to see a childhood friend from as far back as the 1960s.

Francis, I love that this is your car!!!!

Leading up to the 20th Annual McPherson Motoring Festival, George Reid talked with Zach Adams and his 1978 El Camino SS he is restoring in the third episode of #ProjectSheds.
Hosted by George Reid and filmed by Sean Robinson.
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6 days ago

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Awesome great job

Congratulations Zach!

Awesome Zach Tyler Adams!

Congratulations

George is so excited to say that we have pushed our Pre-Registration deadline to be judged in this years Motoring Festival to next week, April 22nd! 

Pre-Register Now!

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George is so excited to say that we have pushed our Pre-Registration deadline to be judged in this year's Motoring Festival to next week, April 22nd!

Pre-Register Now!

www.mcpherson.edu/autorestoration/cars-show/
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1 week ago

Thanks to Xander and his crew at the swap meet today!
Make sure you register at: www.mcpherson.edu/autorestoration/cars-show/
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1 week ago

Leading up to the 20th Annual McPherson Motoring Festival, George Reid talked with Samual Arant and his 1977 Trans Am, in the 2nd episode of #ProjectSheds.
Hosted by George Reid and filmed by Sean Robinson.
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2 weeks ago

Leading up to the 20th Annual McPherson Motoring Festival, George Reid talked with Zack Alexander and his 1972 Nova he is restoring in the first episode of #ProjectSheds.
Hosted by George Reid and filmed by Sean Robinson.
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2 weeks ago

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George! Love it.

Great interview.

Nice production on the interview...

You are quite the personality, George Reid! But, then, we’ve always known that about you! Nicely done!

This is great!! Will there be more episodes? 😃

McPherson may look like a hundred other small towns scattered across Kansas, but every May the students of McPherson College's auto restoration program turn it into something special. Congratulations to the McPherson College C.A.R.S. Club on their biggest show yet! Will you be there next year? ... See MoreSee Less

9 months ago

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Love cars and automotive work and get a college degree too!

Great show & an awesome time!

Check out our Motoring Festival on this Saturday’s episode of My Classic Car on Velocity!

My Classic Car
We had a blast at the McPherson College C.A.R.S. Club Car Show! Check it out this Saturday at 8:30 AM ET on Velocity Channel!
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11 months ago

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Mark, did ya see the convertible? Thats my daughter

Rob Pike

McPherson College
The Dixieland Band of McPherson College was a crowd pleaser at today’s 19th Annual Car Show. More than 400 cars filled the campus grounds!
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11 months ago

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The band was great and perfect for the show..

Senior Jacob San Martin demonstrates his pin stripping skills at the McPherson College car show. ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago

Dennis Gage from My Classic Car interviews MC alum Adam Banks about the SEMA Battle of the Builders winning hot rod he brought to this year’s McPherson College car show. ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago

Hello everyone, McPherson College C. A. R. S club is excited to announce our 20th Annual Motoring Festival will be held May 3rd and 4th of 2019. Save the date! ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago

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I'm going again. It's on my birthday

Looking forward to it. One of my favorite shows.

If you took pictures of our 19th Annual Motoring Festival, please share them with us! ... See MoreSee Less

12 months ago

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I have over 100 on my photography page "Susan Lea Photography" feel free to share them!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who showed up to support McPherson College C. A. R. S Club at our annual Motoring Festival. We had 401 cars ranging from early pre-war cars to modern supercars. Join us again next year for the 20th Annual Motoring Festival! ... See MoreSee Less

12 months ago

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Great show again this year! Thanks for hosting.

Congratulations Alley Domar for winning First Place and Best in Show for the Hudson from Evergreen Historical

This years show was a new high-water mark. This marks my 18th show and you all make me really proud to be a part of the MC family. Congratulations to everyone!!

You all did a wonderful job! I am so proud of all of you!

Best weekend all year long!

Thanks to the hardworking students for a job well done! Great show!

Had a great time! I will definitely be there for the Twentieth!😎

An amazing weekend! I hated to see it end!

Wonderful show. Thank you to all of the students who worked so hard to put it on!

401 likes....... Next year, 450 likes 🏁

The McPherson College Motoring Festival has registered and parked over 300 cars! Come out and register your vehicle! Registration ends at 10:30.

The McPherson College Motoring Festival has registered and parked over 300 cars! Come out and register your vehicle! Registration ends at 10:30. ... See MoreSee Less

12 months ago

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Great show. I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to coming back next year.

Now, 400 cars!

It was awesome my son showed us around and the number of cars was amazing. Great show guys.

Great show! We really enjoyed it!

Thank you for a wonderful show. This was our first time visiting your show, but it will not be our last! What a first class event. Hats off to the students who put this show on and their wonderful instructors who instruct and guide them towards their futures.

Always a great show didnt hurt that the weather was perfect

how about a video walk thru of the cars!!

Here!

Next year!