MPCC raffle car headed to Trenton
The 2017 Mid-Plains Community College (MPCC) raffle car, a 1965 Chevrolet Impala, will be on display in Trenton on Friday. It will be part of the 11th annual Dam Car Show at the Good Life Marina. The show begins at 4 p.m. MT/5 p.m. CT.
The Impala is the 13th vehicle restored and modified by students in MPCC’s Classic Car Restoration (CCR), Automotive Technology and Auto Body Technology programs.
Every year, the students disassemble, modify and reassemble a classic car. They begin by reducing the vehicle to a shell then sandblasting the body and frame down to bare metal.
From there, they embark on the long and challenging process of transforming the vehicle into a work of art. The project requires them to study and merge both traditional and modern engineering and technology.
This year’s raffle car is a true SS-meaning a Super Sport model. The drivetrain consists of a stock 8.1 liter late model fuel injected GM engine. It uses the latest in computerized technology and incorporates a modified computer chip. The power plant is coupled to a 700R4 automatic transmission and a stock GM rear end.
Other features include a vintage air conditioning system, a tubular front suspension and front wheel power disc brakes.
A total of 10,000 raffle tickets are up for grabs at a price of $10 each. Proceeds will be used for scholarships for students in the Automotive Technology and Auto Body Technology programs and to help offset the cost of producing another raffle car next year.