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AACA’s Hershey Chapter revisits college’s hands-on world


Members of the Hershey Region of the Antique Automobile Association of America, among the generous champions of Penn College’s automotive restoration technology major, recently returned to main campus as the first stop on this season’s “Point Run” schedule. The group enjoyed a buffet lunch, toured several instructional areas, and met with student members of the Penn College Motorsports Association and the Classic Cruisers Club.

– Photos by Elizabeth A. Biddle, director of corporate relations,
and Brett A. Reasner, dean of transportation and natural resources technologies

Guests gather in College Avenue Labs amid an array of vintage automobiles ...
Guests gather in College Avenue Labs amid an array of vintage automobiles …

... including a 1926 Ford Model T donated by the Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships.
… including a 1926 Ford Model T donated by the Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships.

Instructor Roy H. Klinger talks about the exciting projects and prospects for automotive restoration students.
Instructor Roy H. Klinger talks about the exciting projects and prospects for automotive restoration students.

As is generally the case, students are the best college ambassadors when company comes to call.
As is generally the case, students are the best college ambassadors when company comes to call.

A crowd forms around the chassis dynamometer in the Parkes Automotive Technology Center ...
A crowd forms around the chassis dynamometer in the Parkes Automotive Technology Center …

... where Christopher J. Holley, assistant professor of automotive, proudly (and loudly) puts on a show.
… where Christopher J. Holley, assistant professor of automotive, proudly (and loudly) puts on a show.

A 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport, an award-winning restoration project completed by Penn College students, deservedly draws attention.
A 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport, an award-winning restoration project completed by Penn College students, deservedly draws attention.

A young visitor tries her hand at virtual paint-spraying.
A young visitor tries her hand at virtual paint-spraying.

Stepping out of automotive into related areas elsewhere on campus, AACA members talk with welding instructor Matt W. Nolan ...
Stepping out of automotive into related areas elsewhere on campus, AACA members talk with welding instructor Matt W. Nolan …

... and Eric K. Albert (seated), associate professor of machine tool technology/automated manufacturing.
… and Eric K. Albert (seated), associate professor of machine tool technology/automated manufacturing.

Entering the world of additive manufacturing, where auto restorers can fabricate parts that may be difficult to find on the open market
Entering the world of additive manufacturing, where auto restorers can fabricate parts that may be difficult to find on the open market

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