By Andrew Schau – The Collegiate
The Automotive Program at Grand Rapids Community College is hosting its first annual car show from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 28 at the Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC Building on 622 Godfrey Ave. The show will be a free, public event.
President of the GRCC Automotive Technology Student Organization, Matthew Roden is organizing the event and said he hopes the event will show people what the automotive program is all about.
“The program doesn’t get enough attention,” Roden said. “We do a lot of hands-on activities in the community. We even went to Detroit to the Ford plant and observed the making of multiple Ford F-150s. I really want this event to show what this program can do. All we need is a little exposure, so I think that this will make that happen. We have two project cars, a Jeep Wrangler and a Subaru BRZ, which came from students here at the school. So, I am really looking forward to it.”
Roden is hoping he can find more cars for the show.
“I have discussed and have been trying to get a partnership with Chrysler here in Grand Rapids,” Roden said. “We may have a Dodge Demon to be displayed at the show, along with the possibility of a private owner to display his Twin-Turbo Lamborghini. I’m hoping the show will bring fans from Cars and Coffee, another car display that famously comes to multiple cities around the world, and show them that we know how to host a car show, too.”