The ninth annual American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME, Car Show is set to take place on April 19.
The event will benefit the Wounded Warriors Project which has been the beneficiary for the past few years.
According to ASME Vice-President, Corey Hohol, senior mechanical engineering major, the goal this year is to prepare the up-and-coming underclassmen to take over the event.
“We want to hand the show over to the students,” said Hohol. “So, I’m excited to see the underclassmen take on a bigger role.”
This is important as the club is holding their yearly board elections later this semester.
This year, much of the planning was done within the clubs, aside from sponsorships from local business.
These sponsors help to provide prizes to vehicles of various categories. This year, categories include “Top Three Pre-War Domestics, Pre 1944”, “Top Five Post-War Domestics, 1944-1960”, “Top Five American Muscle, 1961-1972”, “Top Five Domestics, 1973-1999”, “Top Five Euro. Imports”, “Top 1 Euro. Stock”, “Top Three 21st Century Domestics, 2000-present”, “Top Five JDM/Asian Imports”, “Top Three Truck/SUVs” and “Top Three Low-Riders”.
There are also specialty awards that individuals may enter such as the “Best Student Car”. Students interested must place their university student ID visibly on their windshield to be considered.
Typically, judges view the cars in pairs. This year, a “celebrity judge” will be joining the ranks.
The YouTuber known as Mr. R, who operates the channel, “RegularCars” will be acting as a judge this year.
The channel has over 152,000 subscribers with content centered on the reviewing of various vehicles such as the 1990 Lexus LS400, 1999 Chevy Blazer, and point of view videos featuring cars such as Jaguar XJ6.
Much like previous events, the car show will feature catering from Leggio’s, musical entertainment as well as the Dyno which for $35, individuals can also hook up their vehicle to measure their vehicles torque and horse power.
For the first 100 individuals to enter the car show, they will receive a dash plaque and everyone will receive a grab-bag and t-shirt.
The ASME Car Show is to take place on April 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the SUB and adjoining lots. Preregistration is $10 and registration the day of is $15. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
The rain date is scheduled for April 26.