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Baker College of Flint Hosts Classic & Antique Semi-Truck Show July 28July 16, 2013
Gear up for a day of trucks, semi-trailers plus GM’s 1940 Futurliner!
Baker College of Flint will host its first Classic & Antique Semi-Truck Show, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sunday, July 28. Truck enthusiasts, as well as the general public, are invited to attend the free event at Baker College’s Center for Transportation Technology (CTT), 1717 S. Dort Highway, Flint. One of the highlights will be a restored 1940 General Motors Futurliner.
The event will showcase:
- Classic big rigs that are 25 years or older
- Antique Class 8 tractors (GVWR 33,000 pounds) in any condition
- Show trucks of any age
There will also be a DJ providing music, vendors, refreshments, ongoing tours of the CTT facility, and a drawing for a CTT scholarship for up to $1,500.
“We welcome entrants and the entire Flint community to our campus for this fun, free event,” said David Wehman, Baker College of Flint Truck Driving Program Coordinator. “Baker College has been in the business of training truck drivers for 15 years so there is an obvious connection between Baker College and trucks. This show is educational for our students as well as excellent family entertainment for our community.”
Truck and semi-trailer entries will be accepted 9 a.m. – noon, July 28. There is no registration fee. All entrants will receive dash plaques and goodie bags. The first 20 entrants will also receive a free lunch.
The restored Futurliner is one of 12 13-ton, 33-foot-long and eight-foot-wide public relations vehicles built by GM in 1940. They were feature vehicles in GM’s Parade of Progress, a 44-vehicle caravan that criss-crosssed the North American continent to showcase GM’s latest science and technology to millions of people. The multi-tent production, including a display of GM’s new vehicles, was intended to bring GM World’s Fair exhibits to those who didn’t attend the fairs.
“We’re excited that the Futurliner will be here,” Wehman said. “Many years ago, one of the Futurliners spent quite a bit of time in Flint on display in the showroom of the Superior Pontiac-Cadillac dealership, which is now our CTT campus. It’s like the Futurliner is returning home.”
Ongoing tours of the CTT facility will include Baker’s up-to-date automotive, computer and truck labs, classrooms, multimedia rooms, and the new welding and restoration lab.
The Baker College scholarship for $1,000 can be used for the following CTT programs: auto body technician, automotive services technology, automotive service management, supply chain management, small engine and power sports technology, automotive restoration technology, and welding. If the scholarship is used for the CTT truck driving program, the award amount will be increased to $1,500.
The Baker College two-quarter (20-week) truck driving certificate program is certified by the Professional Truck Driver Institute. Most students successfully complete the state of Michigan Commercial Driver Licensing (CDL) Class A exam upon conclusion of the program.
“Students in our automotive body and repair programs are closely tied to our successful car and motorcycle show—having just experienced the fourth annual show in May,” Wehman said. “With the truck show, now our truck driving students will have an event that reflects their chosen career.”
For more information, e-mail Baker College at Show Info or call 810.766.2260.return
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