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Friday, 29 June 2018 23:07

Atlanta I-CAR Hosts Rockin’ Rides Car Show to Benefit CREF

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The Atlanta I-CAR Committee is seeking more vehicle submissions for its Rockin' Rides Car Show this year. 

The event will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center during NACE Automechanika Atlanta from August 8--10. The car show is limited to the first 100 vehicles, so the committee stresses the importance of registering vehicles early.


Proceeds will be donated to the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) to provide funds, supplies and scholarships to collision repair programs in the metro Atlanta area.


The cost to participate in the car show is $25. All proceeds donated will benefit a technical school program through the Collision Repair Education Foundation.


The application deadline for vehicle submissions is July 27, 2018. Applications must include a digital color photograph or rendering of the vehicle, all owner and driver information and a signed photography/video release. Registration is available online.


Acceptance emails will be sent out immediately after they are reviewed. 


In addition to the Rockin’ Rides Car Show, on Thursday, August 9, the Rockin’ Rides Reception will open its doors to raise money for local automotive schools. Make sure to register for the party; for only $25 you can enjoy food, drinks and great music while hanging out with old and new friends.


The Atlanta Committee has been in place for nearly 15 years, and it has been working with the Collision Repair Education Foundation for 12 years. Not only does this benefit the local school system, but educating future technicians helps solve an industry-wide problem: a shortage of new, well-trained technicians.


I-CAR Atlanta Committee member Jonathan Entrekin, of Caliber Collision, said, “Coming from the shop side, I got involved in raising funds for CREF because every year, more and more technicians are leaving the industry and fewer are going into it. From my perspective, we’re putting money back into the schools so we can train these students and bring them into the shops and have technicians trained in school programs that have equipment, supplies and good cars to repair.”


The Atlanta I-CAR Committee has raised nearly $400,000 for CREF in the last 12 years. Donations are awarded to collision schools local to the metro Atlanta area. 


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