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Hot Rod Open House a success

Friday, May 7, 2010

Northview High School students Brandon Gosnell (left) and Wade Lanley (middle) looked on as Mark McIntire (right) takes a car-identifying quiz during the Auto Mechanics Hot Rod Open House Thursday. Kimberly Gleason Photo. [Order this photo]
The Northview High School Auto Mechanics class recently held its first Hot Rod Open House.

"Our open house was inspired by Dan Dragon and the open house he does with the Building Trades program," Auto Mechanics Instructor Tony Migliorini said.

Auto mechanic students showed off their knowledge and facilities to members of the Sullivan County Shifters and other members of the public.

"This garage is top of the line," Shifters president Larry Abbot said about the auto shop at Northview. "Other shops don't compare to this facility."

There were games available to play, such as name that tool and identify the cars by year, make and model.

The students talked with individuals and were given the chance to share car stories among each other.

"This has been the best class in high school," junior Wade Langley said. "I hope to make a career out of this and it helps I get credit at IVY Tech for it."

With graduation coming up, students used the event as a way to say good-bye to the class they love.

"This has been my favorite class," senior Brandon Gosnell said. "I got to do something I like to do. Migliorini has been a great teacher. I've learned quite a bit in this class."

The event drew in the young and old, but they all shared a love for cars.

"This has been a great turn out for the first year," Migliorini said. "Everyone has had a good time. I hope we can make this an annual event."

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