CUMMING — Forsyth Central High School automotive technology students are presenting a communitywide car and truck show Saturday to raise funds for their program.
Marlo Miranda, instructor, said the Open Car and Truck Show, which has been held annually since 2005, is the “most important fundraiser for the year.”
“It is how we fund travel for our many competitions,” he said.
The event is set for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the school on Tribble Gap Road. Cost to register a vehicle is $20 and there is no cost to attend.
Miranda said registration for vehicles on display will be accepted “right up to the time judging begins at noon.”
“Depending on the weather reports, we can have a few dozen cars or over 100,” he said.
Besides the large display of vehicles, the event will feature several raffles and door prizes. In addition, a team of Central students will be taking apart and rebuilding an engine for spectators at 12:15 p.m.
“They are the reigning national first place seed and just broke the speed record this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Motorama with a time of 15 minutes and five seconds,” Miranda said.
The team will compete at the National Hot Rodders of Tomorrow competition in Las Vegas in November, when they will have the opportunity to earn thousands in scholarship money.