This 1929 Ford Model A pickup is owned by Steve and Sam Eddy and will be on display at the 3rd Annual Shine n’ Show Car Show on Saturday, September 8, 2012. Avid car enthusiasts the Eddy’s will also have their restored 1970 GMC Pickup on display at the show.
In celebration of both Early Settlers Day and National Hispanic Month, Otero Junior College will be hosting the 3rd Annual Shine n’ Show Car Show on Saturday September 8, 2012 from 10 a.m.– 3 p.m. at 15th Street and Santa Fe Avenue; the north end of the OJC Rattler Field.
Co-sponsoring the event this year is the OJC Automotive Technology Program. The Auto program will have demonstrations throughout the day using an engine designed for classroom instruction. Instructor Doug Gabehart, a car collector himself, will have students demonstrate some of the information that they have learned thus far in their training to become certified mechanics.
OJC’s Shine n’ Show car show is for everyone who has a vehicle they would like to share with the community. All cars from the superbly polished to the ones that are a process in works are welcome to go on display.
Debbie Phillips, OJC’s coordinator of campus and community events, stated the “OJC Shine n’ Show car show is not a judged event, rather it is an opportunity for car and truck owners to tell a story about their vehicle and share the pride they have in their vehicle with the public”.
There will be gift bags for all entrants and several prizes to be determined by visitor balloting. A $100 gift certificate sponsored by NAPA Valley Auto Parts will be awarded to the People’s Choice along with various prizes for the furthest traveled, oldest vehicle, and most unique just to name a few.
“We’re hoping to have a wide variety of cars, including: Low-riders, Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Classics, Antique Cars, Custom Motorcycles and all custom specialty vehicles,” said Phillips. “Most car shows involve an hour of frantic polishing followed by an hour of walking the lot to check out the competition. This show will be a little different because we want car owners to come, bring their prized possessions, setup, relax and share their vehicles with the spectators who attend,” she said.
This year’s show will feature a special kid’s category for children 14 and under. Kids are encouraged to enter their custom bikes, pedal cars, go-carts, homemade scooters, soapbox derby cars and whatever they have that is unique and has been customized in some fashion by the entrant. Kid’s entries are free and they will receive a t-shirt and gift bag for entering. Prizes will be awarded that day in a variety of categories.
OJC Students who are car enthusiasts, collectors or in the process of restoring a vehicle are encouraged to participate. Students with current OJC IDs will receive free entry into the car show. Last year’s event included several vehicles in various stages of restoration entered by OJC students, from vehicles at their begging stages of restoration to completed, polished collector vehicles. This is an opportunity for OJC students to show off their skills and love of cars.
Registrations for the car show are currently being taken; entry fee for the first car is $10 which includes a t-shirt and gift bag with the second entry fee of only $5. Entry forms and information are available on the OJC website at www.ojc.edu/ShineNShow.aspx or by calling Debbie Phillips, 719-384-6863 or stopping by Humanities Center Room 119. Entrants can do direct online registration or print the form and mail it in with registration fee.
Entries on the day of the show will begin at 9 a.m. Participants that will be participating in the parade are welcome to come up when the parade is over and join the show.