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

 

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

8 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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10 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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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

10 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

10 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

10 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

10 months ago

 

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

Here or online

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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

11 months ago

 

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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!!

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

Great show again this year! Thanks for hosting.

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

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

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

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

An amazing weekend! I hated to see it end!

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

Best weekend all year long!

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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

11 months ago

 

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Now, 400 cars!

Here!

Always a great show didnt hurt that the weather was perfect

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.

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

Next year!

Great show! We really enjoyed it!

how about a video walk thru of the cars!!

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

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Good morning everyone! Our students are up and setting up for today’s car show! Registration starts at 8 a. m. and costs $20. Come out to support McPherson College C. A. R. S Club! ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago

 

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Good luck Alley Domar and the Evergreen Team

How late does registration go

Having a blast so far.

I’m ready

Hello everyone! Today begins day one of the McPherson College Motoring Festival. Tonight at 6 we will be holding A Night With Automotive Restoration at the College and our free Cruise-In on Main St. A Night With Automotive Restoration is SOLD OUT!! Cruise In runs from 6 to 10 p. m. with entrance to Main St. from Euclid. The Cruise In is between Kansas Ave. and Euclid on Main St. and then west on Marlin. There will be music, food, and many other activities. We invite everyone to come out and bring their cars! Please contact us at 863-904-9427 or 508-280-1886 if you have any questions! ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago

 

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On my way now from Appleton WI. 🏁

Wishing I was there right now. Making plans for next year!

What a great turnout at the Cruise In! It was a beautiful evening, and a fun event. Thank you!

Can we sign up for the car show tomorrow, without being judged?

Coming in on I-35. Vehicle problems in Oklahoma. Hope to be there by tomorrow morning.

Wish I could be there. But am many miles away

Going!

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McPherson College C. A. R. S club is excited to announce our final feature vehicle, a 1908 Thor motorcycle currently on display at the Kansas Motorcycle museum through Mike Bahnmaier. The Thor Motorcycle was manufactured by the Aurora Automatic Machinery Company from 1907 through 1916. The Thor came with many innovations such as the F-head engine, a V-twin engine, and starting with the 1908 model, automatic (mechanical) valves. Come see the Thor this Saturday at our Motoring Festival!

McPherson College C. A. R. S club is excited to announce our final feature vehicle, a 1908 Thor motorcycle currently on display at the Kansas Motorcycle museum through Mike Bahnmaier. The Thor Motorcycle was manufactured by the Aurora Automatic Machinery Company from 1907 through 1916. The Thor came with many innovations such as the F-head engine, a V-twin engine, and starting with the 1908 model, automatic (mechanical) valves. Come see the Thor this Saturday at our Motoring Festival! ... See MoreSee Less

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Hello everyone, ONLINE registration will be closed by Friday at noon. Paper and day-of registration will be open until Saturday. ... See MoreSee Less

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McPherson College C. A. R. S Club is excited to announce our fourth feature vehicle, the number 22 1913 Mercer Racecar driven by Spencer Wishart, who placed 2nd in 1913 Indy 500. The engine is a four-cylinder T Head Engine which averaged 74 MPH at 30.65 Horsepower. Spencer Wishart bought the car in 1912 from a Mercer showroom, removed the fenders, lights, and running boards and set four new records for 200 miles on a dirt track. The Mercer racecar is currently owned by Ted Davis.

McPherson College C. A. R. S Club is excited to announce our fourth feature vehicle, the number 22 1913 Mercer Racecar driven by Spencer Wishart, who placed 2nd in 1913 Indy 500. The engine is a four-cylinder T Head Engine which averaged 74 MPH at 30.65 Horsepower. Spencer Wishart bought the car in 1912 from a Mercer showroom, removed the fenders, lights, and running boards and set four new records for 200 miles on a dirt track. The Mercer racecar is currently owned by Ted Davis. ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago

 

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Wishart was killed driving a Mercer three months after that race during the Elgin Road Race. Amazing car, with amazing history!

Can any of the historians out there connect this car to the Brooklyn Bridge AND the Titanic? 10000 bonus points for the first correct answer.

300 cui based on the raceabout. Looks good up close.

I can’t wait to see it in person...only five days away!

That is very cool

Oh, now this is something special!

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McPherson College C. A. R. S Club is proud to present our third feature car, a 1932 Ford Custom Roadster Hula Girl. Originally built by Bill Montero Sr. and Jr. in 1952, this Hot Rod became a popular show car. Al Cebrien, the second owner, bought and raced the car, where it became widely known on the tracks until it was parked in 1960. Eventually, Jerry Ash bought the Hot Rod he remembered from his childhood when the Monteros owned it, and restored it, while further hot rodding it. The car is now in the possession of Craig Jackson. This car possesses an illustrious history, winning both shows and races, and many may remember it from its appearances in Street Rodder and Rod and Custom.

McPherson College C. A. R. S Club is proud to present our third feature car, a 1932 Ford Custom Roadster "Hula Girl". Originally built by Bill Montero Sr. and Jr. in 1952, this Hot Rod became a popular show car. Al Cebrien, the second owner, bought and raced the car, where it became widely known on the tracks until it was parked in 1960. Eventually, Jerry Ash bought the Hot Rod he remembered from his childhood when the Montero's owned it, and restored it, while further hot rodding it. The car is now in the possession of Craig Jackson. This car possesses an illustrious history, winning both shows and races, and many may remember it from it's appearances in Street Rodder and Rod and Custom. ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago