Do you love unique and rare cars? Do you want to learn how to preserve antique cars from 1900-1975? Participants will learn what it takes to return vintage cars and trucks to their former glory while they immerse themselves in the world of automotive restoration. Workshops include sheet metal forming, pin striping, paint simulation, and more! Participants will get to keep what they create in the metal forming workshop. Also included in this program is a field trip to the Eagles Mere Auto and Air Museum where over 75 cars from the 1950’s and 1960’s are on display.
Summer Overnight Pre-College Program
July 16-19, 2023
Age Group: Students entering grades 10-12
Includes all activities, supplies, meals, and on-campus housing. This program includes an off-campus outing; participants will need to bring spending money for ice cream.
Registration opens April 3, 2023.
Field Trips/Special Events
A field trip to Eagles Mere Auto and Air Museum is included in the program.
Long pants and closed-toed shoes are required during lab projects.
Automotive Restoration Workshops
Introduction to Metal Forming and Sheet Metal Working
Cut, form, and shape metal to produce a fender similar to metal working in the automotive restoration industry. This hands-on workshop is led by Penn College faculty. Plus, participants will get to keep the small metal fender they create!
Ford Model T Experience
The Ford Model T is regarded as the first affordable automobile and the car that made travel possible for the middle class. Participants will learn the history and care of this type of vehicle. They’ll even go for a spin in the College-owned Model T.
Pin Striping and Paint Simulator
Do you have a steady hand? Participants will learn the fine art of pin striping and paint designs, just like in the automotive industry. Put your skills to the test on the College’s paint simulator, which evaluates the user’s ability to use a paint spray gun.