Maaco Auto Body and Paint in the Fremont, Newark and Union City areas, is donating a complete car paint voucher to Washington High School. The paint job will be raffled during the school’s Ninth Annual Car Show to raise money for tools and equipment needed by the school’s auto shop department.
"The first year we sponsored Washington High's car show, we thought it was a nice thing to do for the kids and the community,” Frank Barnard of Maaco Auto Body and Paint said. “I didn't expect it to be big or very interesting, but I had the best time. The kids and Doug Natale do an incredible job organizing the event, and the cars that get displayed are fantastic. You can expect a bit of everything from old classics to wildly modified hot rods to modern cars with outrageous engines, sounds systems, you name it."
Organized by students and automotive technology instructor Doug Natale, the event will close out the school year and will display student automative projects on May 12, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“The event has grown to be a significant car show in the region,” Barnard said. “Scores of vehicle owners come from all over the San Francisco Bay Area to display classic cars, hot rods, motorcycles and trucks.”
Registration costs $20 for cars or motorcycles, and $7 for bicycles, plus two cans of food per vehicle. Registration continues from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m., and there is no early registration.
Participants at the car show will have the chance to win great prizes, such as gift baskets, raffle items and certificates--all while supporting good causes. The school partners with the Tri-City Homeless Shelter and Mission Valley ROP (Regional Occupational Program).
For more information about the event or any of Maaco Auto Body and Paint’s services, call 510-745-9770, view the shop on the web at www.fremont-maaco.com or visit 37414 Centralmont Place in Fremont.