Car Show 2018

Center for Career Services Hosts Another Successful Car Show

Center for Career Services Hosts Another Successful Car Show

Despite the unseasonably cool weather, the June 3 Car Show, which is now an annual tradition at the Center for Career Services, still attracted several diehard vintage car enthusiasts and others interested in learning more about this interesting hobby.

The competitive event, which is sponsored by the Rock ‘n’ Rods Car Club of Yonkers, included a number of older cars but some new ones, too.

Stu Becker was there with his 1953 Chevy, which he said was featured in the upcoming Martin Scorsese film “The Irishman.” Mr. Becker is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and regularly rents out that car and other vintage vehicles as movie props.

Drawing a lot of attention was an airbrushed Suzuki 2001 motorcycle and a 2002 Chevy truck, also airbrushed. Both are owned by Junior Rivera, who was busily shining them before the competition.

A 1971 Nova, a Don Yenko tribute car in honor of the late racecar driver, was proudly being displayed by owner Bud Jones. The dark silver vehicle has a custom body and a beefed-up 350 horsepower engine thanks to Mr. Jones’s efforts.

There were several “street rod” cars on display at the event, including a 1936 Ford Coupe, owned by Blaise Timpone. Such cars are often called “hot rods” and are typically old, classic American cars with large engines, which are then modified for today’s roads. Mr. Timpone explained that he had replaced the original motor with a larger one, updated the suspension, renovated the interior and installed power windows, among other updates.

A 1996 Corvette owned by Joseph Amedeo was also on display. Mr. Amedeo said his collector edition car is one of 244 made at the time.

Other vehicles entered into the competition included a 1961 Chevy Impala, a 1926 produce truck and a 1972 Chevy Monte Carlo, among others.

Several teachers, students and other staff volunteered for the daylong event. Students from the Cosmetology Program were on hand to do face painting and manicures, while others manned tables and helped serve food. Two students from the TV/Video Production Program captured the entire event.

Car Show 2018