Baker College hosts annual car, motorcycle show

FLINT — Baker College of Flint will host the fourth annual Car and Motorcycle Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., May 19.

Car and motorcycle enthusiasts, as well as the general public, are invited to attend the free event at Baker College’s Center for Transportation Technology (CTT), 1717 S. Dort Highway, Flint.

More than 300 cars and motorcycles are expected to be on display. There will also be live music, vendors, refreshments, ongoing tours of the CTT facility, and a drawing for two $1,000 scholarships to Baker College of Flint.

“This show has truly become an event for and by the people,” said Phillip Whitmer, Baker College of Flint dean of transportation technology. “We are excited to welcome entrants and the entire Flint community to our campus for this free, fun-filled event for the whole family.”

All car and motorcycle entries will be accepted 9 a.m-noon on May 19. There is no registration fee. The first 100 entrants will receive free lunch, dash plaques, and goodie bags. All entrants will be eligible for prizes throughout the show.

Previous year’s entrants have included a 1940 Ford coupe, a 1911 Whiting, an assembled open roadster, a 2011 Golgotha Sanctified motorcycle, a 1942 Harley Davidson, a 1923 T Bucket, and a variety of classics, modified models, rat rods, tuners, and low riders.

The day’s events include:

• Live music

• Merchandise and service vendors

• A food vendor (offerings include free popcorn and water)

• Opportunity to measure your vehicle’s torque, horsepower, and quarter-mile elapsed time on a chassis dynamometer by the Baker College student group Vehicle City Gear Head Club for a $20 club donation.

• Awards ceremony at approximately 2:45 p.m. for the top 25 cars, top 10 motorcycles, and other awards, including President’s Choice and Dean’s Choice.

Free parking and shuttle service will be available at the Perani Arena & Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, with handicapped parking permitted at the CTT.

For more information about the Car and Motorcycle Show at the Baker College of Flint Center for Transportation Technology, email or call 810-766-2260. — G.G.

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