2016-05-19 / Business

Baker College to hold car and motorcycle show


The public is invited to the seventh annual Baker College of Flint Car and Motorcycle Show, Sunday, May 22, where more than 350 cars and motorcycles are expected to be on display. The free event is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Baker College’s Center for Transportation Technology, 1717 S. Dort Highway, Flint. 
Photos provided The public is invited to the seventh annual Baker College of Flint Car and Motorcycle Show, Sunday, May 22, where more than 350 cars and motorcycles are expected to be on display. The free event is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Baker College’s Center for Transportation Technology, 1717 S. Dort Highway, Flint. Photos provided FLINT — Car and motorcycle lovers of all ages are invited to the seventh annual Baker College of Flint Car and Motorcycle Show, May 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Baker College’s Center for Transportation Technology (CTT), 1717 S. Dort Highway, Flint.

“This event showcases Flint’s century long automotive legacy, and people come from all over to exhibit their vehicles and admire those on display,” said Phillip Whitmer, Baker College of Flint dean of transportation technology. “For our CTT students, the day is also a special opportunity to show off their hard work.”

The public is invited to experience the cars and motorcycles, enjoy music, visit vendors and join on-going tours of the CTT facility at this free event.

In previous years, more than 350 cars and motorcycles have been displayed, among them were a 1911 Whiting, a 1923 T Bucket, a 1940 Ford coupe, a 1942 Harley Davidson, and a 2013 Mustang and 2014 Hyundai upgraded and renovated by Baker College of Flint students. Clubs, such as the Northeastern Michigan Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club, have brought multiple cars to previous events.

This year Baker College CTT students will display a 1941 Dodge truck and a 1974 Ford Bronco that they restored. Also on display will be a 1969 Chevrolet Impala currently under restoration by Baker College students.

For the 2016 event, Baker College will provide awards for the top 25 cars, the top-10 motorcycles, President’s Choice, Dean’s Choice and Best of Show. Car clubs with four or more vehicles registered will receive a plaque in recognition of their participation.

There is no cost to enter vehicles in the show and those wishing to exhibit their cars and motorcycles can register 9 a.m. to noon on the day of the event. The first 100 entrants receive a goodie bag and dash plaque.

There also is no charge for vendors to have a booth at the event, however they must pre-register by contacting the CTT at showinfo@baker.edu or 810.766.2260.

For information about the programs offered at the Baker College of Flint Center for Transportation Technology — including automotive restoration technology, truck driving, welding and other automotive-related certificates and associate degrees — contact Kevin Pnacek in the admissions office at kevin.pnacek@baker.edu or 810-766-4000.

The largest private college in Michigan, Baker College is a not-for-profit higher education institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It serves more than 23,000 students on multiple campuses and online. Baker College grants certificates and associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in more than 100 programs across diverse academic fields, including business, health sciences, engineering, information technology, education and human services. An impressive 97 percent of available graduates are employed. Every Baker College graduate receives Lifetime Employment Assistance—free and forever. Baker College is a pioneer in online education and offers students the option of completing a degree 100 percent online, without ever visiting a campus. For information, visit www.baker.edu or follow Baker College on Twitter, @ bakercollege, or on Facebook, www.facebook.com/bakercollege. G.G.

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