MTC car show draws over 1,000 in spite of weather

over 1,000 enjoyed the car show at MTC 2-18-17




(Bradenton, FL—February 18, 2017)   The threat of rain didn’t keep about 1,000 people from attending the 5th Annual Car, Truck and Bike Show at Manatee Technical College on Saturday.  It did cut it short by an hour though.

The show had just under 100 entrants.  Entries included classic, vintage, muscle and custom vehicles.

Gary Wolff and his wife Susan were showing a 2011 Mustang.  “We come here every year to support the students,” said Wolff.

Students made the trophies—all of which looked unique enough to be collectibles themselves.

The show raised over $1,500 to support automotive students compete at SkillsUSA conferences in auto service technology and collision repair and refinishing.1956 Ford Fairlaine Club Sedan at MTC Car Show was among close to 100 entries

Sponsors who helped make that possible included Bill Lee Race Cars, Gettel Automotive Family of Dealerships, Sunset Automotive Group, Conley Subaru, Conley Buick/GMC, Alex Karras LINCOLN, Cox Chevrolet, AutoNation, Callaghan Tire, The Parts House, Fidelity Bank, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Snap-on, Matco Tools, Chick-fil-A and Miller’s Snack Shack.



Winners of the 5th Annual Car, Truck and Bike Show at Manatee Technical CollegeMTC auto refinishing student Abel Nava made a few of the trophies

February 18, 2017

Best Crew – Premier Alliance

Best Car – Pat Harvey, 1937 Ford Coupe

Best Bike – Gary Kinney, 2008 Harley

Best Truck – Herb Holle, 1948 GMC

Best Japanese Domestic Model – Jim Goritsas, 1990 Skyline GTR

Best Euro – Emmanuel Rodriguez, 2008 BMW 328i

Cleanest Engine – John and Pam Smith, 1968 GTO

Best Paint – George Dudas, 1933 Ford Vicky

Best Rat Rod – Ron Hall, 1950 Mercury

Least likely to make it Home – Sean Davis, 1992 Dodge

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