Cars, trucks and motorcycles on display at the 18th annual Benefit Car and Truck Show.

Blue Ridge to Host 19th Annual Benefit Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show

Featured photo: Cars, trucks and motorcycles fill the Patton Building parking lot at the 18th annual Benefit Car and Truck Show. (Photo by Rich Keen.)

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Fans of classic cars and unique vehicles will hit the road on June 1 to gather at Blue Ridge Community College for the19th annual Benefit Car and Truck Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free to the viewing public, all proceeds from vehicle entry fees will support students enrolled in Blue Ridge’s Automotive Technology Program as they compete in SkillsUSA automotive competitions.

More than 30 ‘Best of Show’ category awards will be given for car, truck, race car, motorcycle and tractor categories, in addition to ‘Women Driving America’ and ‘Driving Young America’ awards. The event is hosted by the Great Smoky Mountains Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America and SkillsUSA.

During the event, Blue Ridge’s expansive Patton Building parking lot on the Henderson County Campus will feature row after row of antique vehicles for spectators to view. Food and drinks including BBQ and hot dogs will be available for purchase.

To feature their vehicles, owners may register before the event for $15, and vehicles registered at the gate will require a $20 fee. For vehicle registration and further information about the event, contact Adam Riddle at 828-694-1775 or Kim LaRowe at 828-779-2378. For information about the Great Smoky Mountains Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America, contact Hulon McCraw at

Collision and Repair Program Open House

Just across campus from the car show, those interested in collision and repair technologies are invited to drop by the Spearman Building between 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for Blue Ridge’s Collision and Repair program open house. Attendees of all ages will have the opportunity to learn valuable repair tricks and techniques through interactive stations, check out our high-tech paint booth and equipment, and speak with admissions staff about enrollment.

Blue Ridge Community College would like to thank all local participating open house partners, including Blue Ridge Color Co., K&M Collision, Cape Fear Equipment, First Aid Collision, Carolina Collision Association, and Harry’s on the Hill Collision Center. 

More information about the Collision and Repair program can be found at