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 MCPHERSON COLLEGE CAR SHOW ROAD TRIP SOME CAR SHOWS ARE MORE ABOUT GETTING THERE PAST PRESIDENT SEAN REARDON McPherson College, in the middle of Kansas, has been the destination of choice for most of my free time this spring and summer. For those not familiar with this place, confusion is acceptable (Google it). For those in the know, you understand. The College Automotive Restoration Students (C.A.R.S.) club hosts what’s becoming my favorite car event of the year. Typically held around the first weekend in May, students enrolled in the Auto Restoration program organize and run all aspects of the show. This year found nearly four hundred cars, with brass era and pre-war classics, American muscle, MC student cars, and European examples. Student jazz band music presented a perfect backdrop for several historically significant cars, including a 1946 Indy car from the Brumos Collection (yes, that Brumos), and a very rare, beautifully restored 1952 Ferrari 212 Vignale. Festivities began with a Friday night cruise-in and a fancy banquet dinner with a presentation from a well known classic car personality. Last year it was Craig Jackson from Barrett-Jackson. This year it was Donald Osborne from Jay Leno’s Garage and What’s My Car Worth television shows. As a good Porsche owner, I’m happy to report there were several beautiful Porsches once again on display including my own ’57 356A coupe, a faculty member’s very nice 944 Turbo, and some fellow Kansas Citians with their 356 Speedster and 911 Club Sport. I highly recommend this event be on your 2020 calendar. (May 2, 2020 for those wanting to make early hotel reservations.) 21 YEARS  36 Der Sportwagen Twenty-nineteen marks my fourth C.A.R.S. show. People always say the journey is half the fun, but in an old car, the journey becomes 85% of the “fun”, as it takes up 85% of your energy to simply get the damn thing there and back in one piece.  

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