(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.
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 College
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