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Students offer chance
to show off classic cars

A car show sponsored by McPherson College students May 6 will offer owners of antique and collectible cars a chance to show them off as well as check out other classic cars.

The 23rd annual C.A.R.S. Club Motoring Festival on the campus of McPherson College is expected to include a 1951 GM LeSabre concept car, 1969 Chevrolet Astro III concept car, 2024 Chevrolet all-electric Blazer EV SS, and a 1955 Ghia Gilda.

The show usually draws between 350 and 400 vehicles. Automotive restoration students also show vehicles they are working on.

“The car show serves as one of the biggest networking and alumni-gathering events for the college,” show chairman Matt Kroeker said.

Kroeker said this year’s show would include a 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Cabriolet that is a contender for best of show in the Concours d’Elegance competition in Pebble Beach, California.

McPherson College Jazz Band and the McPherson High School Jazz Band will provide entertainment.

A Model T team will give a demonstration at 2 p.m., just before awards are presented.

Tours of the college automotive program building will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Trolley service between Main St. and the campus will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Food trucks will provide food and beverages.

A cruise-in for car enthusiasts on Main St. is scheduled for 6 p.m. May 5. Any car or motorcycle owner is allowed to display his or her vehicle at an informal show.

Hours for the show are May 6 are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendance is free. Car owners may register for $25 through Tuesday at

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