Lincoln College of Technology and Masters TV have partnered to televise automotive students restoring one of America’s most popular muscle cars — a 1970 Chevelle SS — which will then be sold to the highest bidder.
The project, a brainchild of Masters TV and CTM Media, was well received by Lincoln Tech, onwed by Lincoln Educational Services Corporation, because it is in line with their hands-on approach to automotive training and teaching how to repair and maintain today’s vehicles.
“This is a great opportunity for our students," says Piper Jameson, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Lincoln Educational Services. "This is an educational experience for students to restore an iconic muscle car under the supervision of our ASE, NATEF certified instructors. This hands-on experience is what their training is all about at Lincoln!"
The transmission is being done in the Automotive Tech class while the High Performance department is working on the engine. The complete engine rebuild will be featured on Inside Drag Racing, produced by Masters TV.
Viewers of the Mother’s Polish Car Show Series, also a Masters TV production, will see the body restoration, done by the Collision Repair students. Currently, both shows featuring this project are airing Sunday mornings on Fox Sports Net.
"I am delighted that we have a chance to show America the inside workings of this technical school," says Ted Jones, president and founder of Masters TV. "This is a small slice of Reality TV at its best. These are real students working on one of America’s most popular muscle cars. I’d say this is compelling television."
Once completed, the car with a 454 LS6 big block, red exterior with black SS strips and completely restored by students, will go on the auction block in September at Kruse Auctions in Auburn. The students have been invited to attend, what no doubt will be, the thrill of their automotive experiences so far.
Final exposure to the project will be aired first quarter 2010 and shown on Bidding Wars, a television program highlighting the intense, behind-the-scenes "Bidding Action" at the Annual Auburn Kruse Fall Collector Car Auction.
Manufacturers such as OPG, Mallory Ignitions, Mr. Gasket, K&N Filters, Green Grease and HushMat have participated in the project.
Since 1946, Lincoln Educational Services has been helping people achieve their goals in the skilled trades. With national accreditation, state licensing, career education and career placement expertise, Lincoln College of Technology knows what it takes to provide a competitive edge. (aftermarketbusiness.com)