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On This Four-Wheeled Weekend, All Roads Lead to Penn College


A campus with one of the nation’s oldest continuing automotive programs was a fitting venue for a pair of events: a Saturday car show sponsored by the Classic Cruisers Club and the Penn College Motorsports Association, followed by a Sunday visit from members of the Hershey Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America.

– Photos by Tom Wilson, writer/editor-PCToday

Sean M. Hunter, of Livingston, N.J., knowledgeably leads an AACA tour group through the College Avenue Labs automotive restoration facilities.
Sean M. Hunter, of Livingston, N.J., knowledgeably leads an AACA tour group through the College Avenue Labs automotive restoration facilities.

A 1928 Ford Model A offers a splash of spring green after the Saturday morning rain, casting many envious spectators with a similar hue.
A 1928 Ford Model A offers a splash of spring green after the Saturday morning rain, casting many envious spectators with a similar hue.

The Hershey Region's Jack Sekol gauges his steady hand on a welding simulator, alongside welding instructor Matthew W. Nolan.
The Hershey Region’s Jack Sekol gauges his steady hand on a welding simulator, alongside welding instructor Matthew W. Nolan.

Handcrafted trophies await Saturday's car show victors.
Handcrafted trophies await Saturday’s car show victors.

Manufacturing engineering technology student Jonathan R. Sutcliffe, of Orangeville, a member of the college’s SAE Baja team, talks with John and Dee Hobrle beside the vehicle in CAL's automated manufacturing lab.
Manufacturing engineering technology student Jonathan R. Sutcliffe, of Orangeville, a member of the college’s SAE Baja team, talks with John and Dee Hobrle beside the vehicle in CAL’s automated manufacturing lab.

A phalanx of trucks, most owned by Penn College students, represents a sizable investment (and an impressive display of horsepower).
A phalanx of trucks, most owned by Penn College students, represents a sizable investment (and an impressive display of horsepower).

Collision repair instructor Roy H. Klinger provides campus guests with a hands-on demonstration of metalworking.
Collision repair instructor Roy H. Klinger provides campus guests with a hands-on demonstration of metalworking.

Engine dynamometer testing is featured in a presentation by Chris J. Holley, an assistant professor in automotive technology.
Engine dynamometer testing is featured in a presentation by Chris J. Holley, an assistant professor in automotive technology.

A brilliant orange 1941 Chevrolet Special Deluxe, with fuzzy dice to match!
A brilliant orange 1941 Chevrolet Special Deluxe, with fuzzy dice to match!

While faculty member Shaun D. Hack provided explanatory commentary, automotive restoration student Andrew J. Graham, of Nicholson, wielded the virtual paint-sprayer ...
While faculty member Shaun D. Hack provided explanatory commentary, automotive restoration student Andrew J. Graham, of Nicholson, wielded the virtual paint-sprayer …

... and supervised while Hershey club member Jack Casselberry took a turn.
… and supervised while Hershey club member Jack Casselberry took a turn.

A row of Corvettes never fails to catch the eye.
A row of Corvettes never fails to catch the eye.

Elizabeth A. Biddle, director of corporate relations, tells Sunday's VIPs, "This is YOUR day," apprising them of the wonders that await.
Elizabeth A. Biddle, director of corporate relations, tells Sunday’s VIPs, “This is YOUR day,” apprising them of the wonders that await.

One of the first cars to greet Saturday's visitors, and one of the earliest to arrive for the day's proceedings, is this 1911 Ford Model T.
One of the first cars to greet Saturday’s visitors, and one of the earliest to arrive for the day’s proceedings, is this 1911 Ford Model T.

AACA members are exposed to the marvels of 3-D printing, a boundless vehicle for fabricating replacement parts, in the rapid prototyping lab with Eric K. Albert, an associate professor of machine tool technology and automated manufacturing.
AACA members are exposed to the marvels of 3-D printing, a boundless vehicle for fabricating replacement parts, in the rapid prototyping lab with Eric K. Albert, an associate professor of machine tool technology and automated manufacturing.

A 1930 Model A, in Coca-Cola red, draws a crowd.
A 1930 Model A, in Coca-Cola red, draws a crowd.

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