Baker College of Flint will host its first-ever Classic & Antique Semi-Truck Show from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., the same day, showcasing a unique series of vehicles 25 years or older.
Antique truck enthusiasts and all members of the public will get a chance to see some rare vehicles – including a 1933 Diamond T Caterpiller and a be a restored 1940 General Motors Futurliner – at the free event at Baker College’s Center for Transportation Technology located at 1717 S. Dort Hwy. in Flint.
There will also be a DJ providing music, vendors, refreshments, ongoing tours of the CTT facility, and a drawing for a CTT scholarship for up to $1,500.
“We welcome entrants and the entire Flint community to our campus for this fun, free event,” said David Wehman, Baker College of Flint truck driving program coordinator.
“Baker College has been in the business of training truck drivers for 15 years so there is an obvious connection between Baker College and trucks. This show is educational for our students as well as excellent family entertainment for our community.”
Members of the public can also show their classic semis and register them to show on the day of the event between 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. There is no registration
fee and all entrants will receive dash plaques and goodie bags. The first 20 entrants will also receive a free lunch.
The restored Futurliner is one of 12 13-ton, 33-foot-long and eight-foot-wide public relations vehicles built by GM in 1940. They were feature vehicles in GM’s Parade of Progress, a 44-vehicle caravan that traveled across North American to showcase GM’s latest science and technology to millions of people.
The multi-tent production, including a display of GM’s new vehicles, was intended to bring GM World’s Fair exhibits to those who didn’t attend the fairs.
“We’re excited that the Futurliner will be here,” Wehman said. “Many years ago, one of the Futurliners spent quite a bit of time in Flint on display in the
showroom of the Superior Pontiac-Cadillac dealership, which is now our CTT campus. It’s like the Futurliner is returning home.”
The Baker College scholarship for $1,000 can be used for the following CTT programs: auto body technician, automotive services technology, automotive
service management, supply chain management, small engine and power sports technology, automotive restoration technology, and welding. If the scholarship
is used for the CTT truck driving program, the award amount will be increased to $1,500.
“Students in our automotive body and repair programs are closely tied to our successful car and motorcycle show—having just experienced the fourth annual
show in May,” Wehman said. “With the truck show, now our truck driving students will have an event that reflects their chosen career.”
For more information, contact Baker College at firstname.lastname@example.org or 810.766.2260.