Spring Charity Car Show

Mr. Hawthorne standing next to his 2012 Ford Mustang.

This past Saturday, Arapahoe’s Cars and U.S. History class hosted a Charity Car Show. With the sun out and nothing but clear, blue sky, many community members came out to support.

In the Cars and U.S. History class, taught by Mr. Hawthorne, students examine the social, economical, and political impact cars have had on our country’s history and culture, along with the impact time period plays on cars.

Best in Show 1930 Ford Coupe

“A student suggested we meet up and show off our cars and then my wife suggested we put on a charity car show at the school. I felt like having students organize a show would provide great “real world experience” in what it takes to put on an event, and it is just another way to give back to the community” Hawthorne said.

Officially, 43 cars entered the show, but the number was closer to 50 including those who came, but didn’t register their cars. Best in show was awarded to a 1930 red Ford Coupe. Second place was awarded to an orange 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, and freshman Joel Arenberg took home third with his 1978 Trans Am.

2nd Place 1968 Chevrolet Camaro

The show ended up raising $640 benefiting St. Jude Children’s Hospital, the charity selected by the class. In the past proceeds have gone to The Wounded Warrior Project, the Children’s Hospital toy drive, and Arapahoe’s Toys for Tots.

“There are many wonderful things happening at Arapahoe everyday, and this is just another example of students doing great things for others” said Hawthorne.

Mr. Hawthorne and the Cars and U.S. History class would like to thank all of those who entered their cars along with those who attended.