Summer Overnight Pre-College Program Automotive Restoration

2019 Dates

Sunday, June 16 Wednesday, June 19

Age Group

Students entering grades 10-12

Fee: $ 375

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.

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Registration deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019

About the Program

Do you love unique and rare cars? Do you want to learn how to preserve antique cars from 1900-1975? Participants will discover 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, upholstery, pin striping, paint simulation, and more! Participants will get to keep what they create in the metal forming and upholstery workshops. Also included is a field trip to the Eagles Mere Auto Museum where over 75 cars from the 1950’s and 1960’s are on display.

Automotive Restoration Workshops

Introduction to Automotive Upholstery

Learn from a master craftsman in the field of automotive upholstery! During this hands-on workshop, each participant will discover how to restore a seat cushion and keep the completed project.

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.

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