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

2017 Events

SWAP MEET
Saturday, April 15, 2017
| 7:00am – 7:00pm
McPherson 4H Building, W. Woodside Ave., McPherson

CRUISE-IN
Friday, May 5, 2017
| 6:00pm
Main St., McPherson
No registration necessary for Cruise-In.

18th ANNUAL CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW
Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 8:00am – 2:00pm
Campus of McPherson College

Car Show Archive

Highlights from the 18th Annual Car Show:

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

 

Another video courtesy of David Reid. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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Spencer Boehm

Video footage of our car show! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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Lance Tyler Coburn your 80 Trans Am made it on the video!

Very nice job on the video. Classiest car show around as far as I'm concerned! My second year as a participant. Im looking forward to next year.

Spencer Boehm

Just a few of the pictures from this years car show!

Just a few of the pictures from this year's car show! ... See MoreSee Less

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Colette Beland! Share this with your daughter who's thinking of pursuing this journey!

We had a great time and loved the tour of the program also. Glad that we made the journey from Texas to see the show!

OUTSTANDING TURNOUT at the McPherson College CARS Club 2017 Main Street Cruise-In!!!

OUTSTANDING TURNOUT at the McPherson College CARS Club 2017 Main Street Cruise-In!!! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

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This was so much fun! Applause for the organizers!

Don't forget!!! Tonight is our Cruise-In on Main Street here in downtown McPherson!!! We'll have 50s & 60s music playing courtesy of Hopp's Sound! It's a GORGEOUS day out so come on down! Hopp's Sno Cones, Craft Coffee and Delish are all open so let's support our downtown shops helping make this possible!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Great show! Lots of fun!

Dont forget, Saturday is our big day! Registration opens at 8:00am. We will have two lines, one for Pre-Registration and one for Day-of Registration.

While at Registration, you should receive a copy of this years program which includes a campus map, schedule of events and information about the Auto Restoration program.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the show and the spectacular weather were expecting!

Don't forget, Saturday is our big day! Registration opens at 8:00am. We will have two lines, one for Pre-Registration and one for Day-of Registration.

While at Registration, you should receive a copy of this years program which includes a campus map, schedule of events and information about the Auto Restoration program.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the show and the spectacular weather we're expecting!
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3 months ago

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Have a fun weekend at the car show. Ben!! Love you❤

Best of luck on the Car show!

Please elaborate on your judging and awards process. We participated today in the Truck class, but no awards were announced in that class. I saw judges inspecting the trucks. Also, I don't recall any awards announcements for the Foreign class eventhough there was a large representation of fine vehicles in that class. The only tractor received an award in its class.

Starting in 1955, a revolution was happening within the halls of Chrysler Corporations still developing styling studio -- the last of the Big Three to create one. Virgil Exner was one of the most influential car designers of the 1950s, ushering in a new look for Chrysler he dubbed, the Forward Look. His designs were lower, flashier and more attractive than anything the company had previously built. The Forward Look would go on to give us arguably the most fashionable, handsome and iconic American cars in 1957.
 
For two model years only, 1955 and 1956, Chrysler offered a unique trim level on the Dodge Custom Royal Lancer series that would be called La Femme. Available in two-tone Sapphire White and Heather Rose, the La Femme was entirely marketed to women - a first for the 1950s. 

In addition to the feminine color scheme, the La Femme also featured accessories such as rain boots, an umbrella, a handbag with perfume, a compact, comb and a cigarette case - all perfectly coordinated with the interior upholstery. 

Marketing and publicity for the new model was scarce and virtually nothing exists on production figures. Its estimated that only about 60 surviving Dodge La Femmes have been accounted for making these an extremely unusual and rare sight. 

Please join us in welcoming Scott Miller from Nebraska to exhibit his very lovely 1955 Dodge La Femme!! Scott also has a 1956 La Femme currently undergoing a frame-off restoration. 

Dont forget, come by our 18th Annual McPherson College Car & Motorcycle show on Saturday, May 6th! Registration opens at 8:00am!

Starting in 1955, a revolution was happening within the halls of Chrysler Corporation's still developing styling studio -- the last of the Big Three to create one. Virgil Exner was one of the most influential car designers of the 1950s, ushering in a new look for Chrysler he dubbed, the "Forward Look." His designs were lower, flashier and more attractive than anything the company had previously built. The Forward Look would go on to give us arguably the most fashionable, handsome and iconic American cars in 1957.

For two model years only, 1955 and 1956, Chrysler offered a unique trim level on the Dodge Custom Royal Lancer series that would be called La Femme. Available in two-tone "Sapphire White" and "Heather Rose," the La Femme was entirely marketed to women - a first for the 1950s.

In addition to the feminine color scheme, the La Femme also featured accessories such as rain boots, an umbrella, a handbag with perfume, a compact, comb and a cigarette case - all perfectly coordinated with the interior upholstery.

Marketing and publicity for the new model was scarce and virtually nothing exists on production figures. It's estimated that only about 60 surviving Dodge La Femme's have been accounted for making these an extremely unusual and rare sight.

Please join us in welcoming Scott Miller from Nebraska to exhibit his very lovely 1955 Dodge La Femme!! Scott also has a 1956 La Femme currently undergoing a frame-off restoration.

Don't forget, come by our 18th Annual McPherson College Car & Motorcycle show on Saturday, May 6th! Registration opens at 8:00am!
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Good job Scott