The Lower Columbia Classic Car Club is continuing its strong partnership with the CCC Automotive program. The Club has provided much needed support to the program over the last several years by donating specialized tools, and this year they identified the need for new work benches. To accomplish this purpose and renew its support, the Club has presented CCC with a generous donation of $2,268.99.
Funds were generated from the Club’s 50’s Cruise Reunion car show held each April at Camp Rilea. In 2012, the Club displayed approximately 160 vintage and classic cars from across Oregon and Washington. Open to the public, the show was attended by more than 2,200 people. Special features included the Oscar Meyer Weiner-Mobile and three vintage fire trucks from Clatsop County agencies. The 2013 car show is scheduled for April 27 at Camp Rilea.
In making the presentation, Club President Steve Gaydos commented, “Our Club is dedicated to generating interest in the automotive trades, especially in younger generations. Hands-on experience and knowing the workings of a vehicle are important. Our Club also wants to give back to the community by supporting education through the CCC Automotive program.”
Kristen Wilkin, Dean of Workforce Education and Training, was grateful for the support. “The Lower Columbia Classic Car Club is such a huge proponent of our Automotive program. This year we have more students than ever before, and we are lucky to have industry partners who see the importance of investing in their education. It is true that our students are our future.”
The Lower Columbia Classic Car Club is a family-oriented organization focused on the preservation, driving and enjoying of classic cars of all makes and models.
Please direct inquiries to: Kristen Wilkin, 503-338-7696.
(L to R): Rod Dawson, LCCC Vice President; Hayley Gustafson, CCC Automotive Program Coordinator; Steve Gaydos, LCCC President; Kristen Wilkin, CCC Dean of Workforce Education & Training; Burt Young, LCCC Treasurer.