Annual hot rod showcase planned at high school

Hotrods and Academics will kick off the car show season Saturday.

The ninth annual event will be at Seymour High School.

Sponsored by the school’s CARR (Customs, Academics, Racing and Restorations) Club, the show will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the front lawn of the high school, 1350 W. Second St.

Registration is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with awards at 3 p.m.

Awards will be handed out for the top three vehicles in three classes: pre-1975, 1975 and newer, and a student class, which is open only to high school students. Other awards will be handed out for best paint, best interior, principal’s choice, under construction, longest haul and best fabrication.

Cost to enter is $10 per vehicle. There is no admission cost for spectators.

Dash plaques will be available to the first 50 vehicles entered.

Concessions will be available to purchase, and there will be a coloring contest for kids and door prizes.

Also during the event, Bob Poynter Ford will be on site conducting the Drive One 4UR School fundraiser. Licensed drivers can take a free test drive of one of many new vehicle models; and for each ride, Ford Motor Co. will donate $20 to the school, up to $6,000.

The money will be used by the school’s track and field teams to pay for equipment, registration fees and other expenses during the season.

Those who participate in the Drive One 4UR School event will receive a free T-shirt and other promotional items.

For information, visit hotrodsandacademics.weebly.com, or check out the Seymour High School CARR Club’s Facebook page.

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January Rutherford is a reporter for The (Seymour) Tribune. She can be reached at jrutherford@tribtown.com or 812-523-7069.