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Nov. 13

Nov. 13, 2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876, office

402-960-0697, mobile

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

MCC student-refurbished car goes to auction

 

OMAHA, Neb. — A 1933 Ford Street Rod, restored by MCC students and faculty, is now up for auction. A project that began in 2014, the street rod began as little more than a shell of a car, in need of an entire overhaul. Students from MCC’s Auto Collision Technology, Automotive Technology, Precision Machine Technology and Welding programs all played key roles in making the car the beautiful work of art it is today. 

 

Proceeds from the hot rod sale will benefit MCC student programming and curriculum. The car is currently listed by The Mecum Auction Company, a world leader in collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The hot rod will appear at Mecum’s auction in Kansas City, Missouri on Dec. 8 at the Kansas City Convention Center.  

 

For more information about the car, call 531-622-5807 or visit mccneb.edu/hotrod. 

 

About the 1933 Ford Street Rod

A 1933 Ford Sedan, the green-colored street rod has a 5.0L Ford engine and automatic transmission. The car also includes a Pete & Jake’s chassis, vintage air, Ridler wheels and Wilwood brakes. The hot rod has appeared at area car shows in Nebraska City, Plattsmouth and Omaha. 

 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.