Gwinnett Tech Hosts 3rd Annual Gearheadz Car Show Saturday, April 15

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Gearheadz Club at Gwinnett Tech invites the community to come out and enjoy the 3rd Annual Gearheadz Car Show on Saturday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The car show will be in Parking Lot C in front of Building 300 on Gwinnett Tech’s main campus at 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. The event is free to spectators, offering exciting door prizes, vendors, and a live DJ. Food and beverages will be available for sale onsite.

  • The show is open to all makes, models and owners. No advance registration is required. Vehicles will register the day of the event. General vehicle registration is $10. Student registration is $5. Awards will be given for People's Choice/Best in Show, Classic, Import, Domestic, Truck, MOPAR, and Project. Gwinnett Tech faculty and advisory board members will serve as judges. Attendees will vote on their favorite for the People’s Choice/Best in Show Award. NOPI is the distinguished trophy sponsor.

  • The car show will serve as a fundraiser for the Gwinnett Tech Gearheadz Club, a campus organization for automotive and welding students. The club’s mission is to promote professionalism, technical and leadership skills, and to provide industry network opportunities. Club members come together to repair and restore old and new cars, attend local car shows, visit automotive related venues and events, and more. Proceeds from the car show will go towards restoring the club's current project car – a 1965 Cadillac Ambulance.

Dion Davis, Gearheadz Club President shares, "The Gearheadz Car Show has become a real crowd-pleaser that draws car lovers from all across the region. Whether you are a car enthusiast, a savvy collector or a family that just wants to get out and enjoy time together, this show promises to be fun for everyone."

Andy Lindman, the Mopar CAP/Diesel Program Director in the Automotive Department and faculty liaison to the Gearheadz Club says, "The Gearheadz Club is a phenomenal opportunity for our students to get additional hands-on learning. In the classroom we tend to focus on the mechanics and technical aspects, but in the club setting we can focus more on performance enhancements and restoration. It allows our students to further their love for cars and develop advanced skills that give them the competitive advantage in the workplace."

  • Gwinnett Tech's Automotive Technology program is one of the leading programs in the nation. It is fully accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation in Automotive Service Excellence.

  • Gwinnett Tech offers an associate degree in automotive technology, a diploma in automotive fundamentals and a wide range of certificate options for specific aspects of automotive service and repair. The College also offers manufacturer-specific training from Nissan and the MOPAR (Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat) brands.

  • Gwinnett Tech's automotive technology graduates are highly sought in the marketplace. The College’s 99.1% job placement rate speaks volumes about the quality and excellence of the program.

For more information on the Gearheadz Car Show or the automotive technology programs at Gwinnett Technical College, visit GwinnettTech.edu or call 678-226-6280.

April 4, 2017