Thursday, October 18, 2012

McPherson’s automotive program to be featured on 'Chasing Classic Cars.'

Ferrari expert and master car restorer Wayne Carini visits with automotive restoration students at McPherson College.
Photo by Essex Television Group
Ferrari expert and master car restorer Wayne Carini visits with automotive restoration students at McPherson College.
The Automotive Restoration program at McPherson (Kan.) College--the only place in the world that offers a four-year bachelor’s degree in automotive restoration--will be featured on an entire episode of the national cable television program “Chasing Classic Cars.”

The episode airs Oct. 23 on Velocity Channel by Discovery at 10 p.m. (eastern time).

The show, hosted by Ferrari expert and master car restorer Wayne Carini, follows his adventures as he seeks out, restores, and sells rare and unique collector cars. Carini has owned and operated three classic car and restoration businesses in Portland, Conn., and has a special interest in getting young people involved in the collector car hobby.

"We want these young people to take over our own businesses or start their own someday," Carini said, while attending the 13th annual C.A.R.S. Club Car Show at McPherson College last spring. "If we don't have that, all of this is going to go away."

The episode featuring McPherson College focuses on Carini's search for an apprentice from among the automotive restoration students at McPherson. Viewers of the program will see Carini meet and interview students, watch a team of students assemble a Model T from parts to running in less than 10 minutes, and attend the C.A.R.S. Club Car show.

Carini was the special guest at "An Evening with Automotive Restoration" dinner on May 4 this year. He stayed on through Saturday to attend the student-run car show and to interview candidates for a summer intern.

"We were so pleased to have Wayne visit us and to recognize the high-quality, artistic automotive restorers coming from McPherson College," said Amanda Gutierrez, vice president of automotive restoration. "Now this national program will bring McPherson College into homes and living rooms across the United States and inspire the next generation of young restorers and car enthusiasts to discover how much McPherson has to offer them."

To view schedules for the premiere as well as rebroadcasts of the episode--which is Episode 516: "Wayne's Apprentice"--visit and click on "TV Schedules." Visit for more information about McPherson College.

-- Adam Pracht is coordinator of Development Communications for McPherson College.

Source: 10/18/2012 Newsline

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