Bucks County Technical High School is hosting its annual Car Show this Saturday. Doors open at 10 a.m. to anyone who wants to look at cool vehicles from race cars, to restoration projects, and even the work of current and former students.
Kevin Ody with the BCTHS Workforce Development Office says its common for alumni to come back after graduating from the automotive technology program with their own work. Even some graduates from class of 1962 return just for the show, where between 150 and 200 cars and trucks appear on display.
“We even have one student coming back this year who is bringing a modified tractor with him so I can’t wait to see that,” Ody said. “I don’t know how we’re going to judge a tractor. But hey, it’s one of our students and they get a kudos for bringing that back in. Evidently he put a V8 engine into a lawn tractor so this ought to be very interesting.”
It’s hard to estimate because so many people are moving around, but Ody says between 500 and 1000 show-goers turn out each year.
“We have a lot of support here,” Ody said. “People love the tech school and alumni want to come out and see the cars. It’s just a great event.”
Additionally, there are more than 60 raffle baskets. They include prizes like trips to Lancaster and other “goodies.”
Food vendors and t-shirts will also be available. This year will also be the first to feature live music, with the appropriately named Slappin’ Pistons set to perform.
“The most important thing is this all goes to benefit student scholarships, so it’s all about the kids,” Ody explained. “Every penny goes towards scholarships so we’re able to give out very nice scholarships to seniors this year.”
BCTHS is located at 610 Wistar Road in Fairless Hills. Car registration opens at 8 a.m. and costs $20. No motorcycles will be allowed for registration.