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Hudson Valley's Automotive-Technology Club To Display Automobiles And Raise Money For NYC

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, September 28, 2001

Rain or shine, Hudson Valley Community College's Automotive-Technology club is giving area automobile buffs a chance to show off their rides for a good cause at the inaugural "Indoor Car Show" on October 6 and 7. The A-Tech club, also know as C.A.M.S. (College Automotive Mechanical Students), will donate all the proceeds raised from the two-day Indoor Car Show to the New York City relief efforts.

"We're expecting hundreds, maybe even thousands of people to come together for this event, so it's a great opportunity for us to help others," said Marian Barasch, Automotive and Industrial Technologies department chairperson at Hudson Valley. "We're hoping to raise a lot of money for the people in New York City."

The show, which will include food, music and automotive vendors, runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7. Roughly 100 to 150 vehicles will be displayed in Hudson Valley's McDonough Complex.

General admission is $3. Students pay $2, and children under 12 get in for free.

Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place in 10 different classes - ranging from customized muscle cars to antique cars to modified trucks.

Hudson Valley's A-Tech club, or C.A.M.S. club, is one of the oldest clubs on the college's campus, bringing together students with interest in any aspect of automotives. For more information on the Indoor Car Show, call George Raneri at (518) 629-7279.

Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50 degree and certification programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining.