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Loyalist College Hosts Fifth Annual ‘Show and Shine’ Event

September 06, 2013

On September 14th Loyalist College Automotive programs are pleased to host Show and Shine for the fifth consecutive year. The show continues to grow in size and reputation. Last year over 150 proud vehicle owners polished their hot rods, trucks, muscle cars, modern and race cars to exhibit in the show. It is held outside of the Auto Shop at Loyalist’s Sustainable Skills, Technology and Life Sciences Centre between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the campus on Wallbridge-Loyalist Road.

“It is a very social event,” said Steve Cook, a professor in Loyalist’s Automotive programs and coordinator of this year’s show. “Participants and guests share this passion – many view it as an art form. They appreciate the work that goes into restoring and maintaining these vehicles and share stories of what was involved in making this happen. Everyone has memories of ‘vehicles past’ and this is the perfect place for like-minded car and truck enthusiasts to get together.”

Nicole Keller, a Loyalist graduate, volunteered at last year’s event. “Everyone was so impressed with our Skills Centre and I felt very proud we were able to showcase it in this way. There was an excellent turnout and everything ran so smoothly.”

“The show is hosted in a very professional manner,” said Brian Lindensmith, the owner of a blue and silver 1966 Chev pick-up that he entered last year. “I’ve been participating in this type of show for the past seven years and Loyalist’s is really one of the area’s top events – lots of different people, vehicles, great food, the opportunity to walk through the Automotive shops – and most of all, it’s fun. I’ll be back this year.”  

Those participating in the show, and those simply coming to ‘admire,’ are encouraged to treat themselves to a mini-spa provided by the College’s Esthetics and Spa Management program. Delicious food prepared by Loyalist Culinary students will also be available. Students will be selling door prize tickets and proceeds from the draws will go toward the students’ trip in November to SEMA, the internationally renowned Specialty Equipment Market Association conference in Las Vegas. 

“This is my first Show and Shine, and I am delighted to be part of this terrific event,” said Ann Drennan, the new Dean of Applied Sciences, Skills and Technology. “It is a wonderful opportunity for the School and the College to engage with our community; proud vehicle owners come together, share stories and experiences and passion; students are afforded the opportunity to see past and present automobiles; and our excellent faculty have the chance to show off the outstanding facilities and talk about our Automotive programming. There is something for everyone to experience, including Culinary and Spa treats. It’s a truly wonderful event.”

Mark your calendars and on September 14th bring your pride and joy to the campus and participate in Show and Shine. Admission is free and we look forward to welcoming all participants and enthusiasts

Loyalist College offers Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship training as well as a one-year certificate in Motive Power Fundamentals and a two-year Motive Power Technician diploma program. For more information about training for an Automotive career at Loyalist, contact Professor Steve Cook at