Auto tech club to host car show fundraiser

There’s a first time for everything, and for automotive service technology’s Future Automotive Service Technician’s (F.A.S.T.) Club, May 11 will mark their first fundraising car show.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the Industrial Technology building by the Mason Avenue entrance on Brahma Drive.

The F.A.S.T. Club is looking to feature a variety of hot rods ranging from monster trucks to sport bikes, regardless of make, model or year.

“Hopefully, this fundraiser will put the [auto] club at the forefront of the school,” said Isabel Alvarez, F.A.S.T. Club’s vice president. “We are trying to get everyone to participate, even [Pierce College] staff.”

While free for spectators, anybody can showcase their wheels with a $20 registration payment on the day of the event and there is a reduced $15 fee for those who make a commitment by Friday, May 10.

All proceeds will go to the F.A.S.T. Club to help purchase updated equipment for the Automotive Service Technology discipline of the Industrial Technology department.

Already the F.A.S.T. Club has secured the participation of three local car companies whose representatives will be present to display automotive parts and products from their organization.

An acquaintance of club member Patrick Butler’s will be providing live entertainment for the event with help from his band.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to dig into some food, as grilled burgers and hotdogs will be made available for purchase.

“As of right now there are about 20 cars coming on Saturday,” said Alvarez. “We are encouraging people come out with their classics, muscles and imports to help support a good cause.”