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Restoration Majors Mentor Tomorrow’s Automotive Artisans

Di Liberto captivates his audience ...
Di Liberto captivates his audience …
... and Von Zwehl coaches a potential successor during an AACA youth program in Hershey.
… and Von Zwehl coaches a potential successor during an AACA youth program in Hershey.
Behind the wheel and on top of the world
Behind the wheel and on top of the world

Members of the Penn College Classic Cruisers club and students in the college’s automotive restoration technology major traveled to Hershey last weekend to proudly represent their school and again help the Hershey chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America with its youth event. Honoring this year’s racing theme for the program, which was held during the AACA Eastern Regional Fall Meet, the college took along a donated Formula Ford Continental Series racer and a former mini-Indy stock car. The youth program was run by Penn College students Anthony D. Di Liberto, of New Milford, New Jersey;  Luke C. Miller, of Grasonville, Maryland; Andrew B. Moyer, of Hughesville; Preston T. Rose, of Berryville, Virginia; and Dillon K. Von Zwehl, of Mahweh, New Jersey. They expertly guided the youngsters through disassembly of the mini-Indy car so that the restored go-kart can be reassembled next year. Members and alumni prepared video for the club’s Facebook page, demonstrating a virtual paint simulator and other tools of their craft; also participating in Hershey events were Brett A. Reasner, dean of transportation and natural resources technologies, and faculty members Roy H. Klinger and Chad H. Rudloff.
Photos by Rose, an automotive restoration technology major

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