Wed, Apr 6 2011
LeTourneau University’s Automotive Society is revving up for its 35th annual Car Show to benefit missions. The event will take place Saturday, April 16, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, April 17, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Exhibit Building at the Maude Cobb Convention Center, 100 Grand Blvd. in Longview. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students with valid student identification. Children 12 and under get in free.
This year’s Car Show will feature a range of vehicles from classic muscle cars, race cars, custom restorations and a few new cars mixed in.
“If you are a car enthusiast, the Automotive Society Car Show is always a very fun time with lots of great cars and gives you the opportunity to meet other car lovers in the community” said LETU student Jonathan Olson, coordinator for this year’s Car Show.
“This year we will donate 75% of the proceeds from the Car Show to Interfaith Hospitality Network,” Olson said. IHN brings the faith community together to help homeless families regain their housing, independence and dignity. The ministry currently operates in 41 states and partners with congregations within a community to help transform lives.
Proceeds from the last two car shows have gone to restore and equip a Toyota Land Cruiser sent to a missionary family in Africa.
The LeTourneau University Automotive Society is a Christ-centered group of student auto enthusiasts with an auto shop on campus. The LETU Auto Society receives financial contributions and raises money from the local community to fund its projects and then use the proceeds to help others.