Wilkes ASME club hosts classic car show

Eric Casey, Correspondent

A nice turnout for a great cause was recently held in the student center parking lot.

Wilkes University’s “Wilkes Chapter of American Society of Mechanical Engineers” recently held its eighth annual car show Sunday, April 27, in the parking lot of the Henry Student Center. The show brought out a lot of locals and current students.

The event was held under sunny skies and the smell of good food was in the air. Throughout the entire parking lot were classic cars ranging back to the 1930s including a few newer from the 1990s and present.

Tuxedo Mouse, a Wilkes student-formed local band, played live throughout the event.

Integrative Media major Moe Woodard was enjoying herself walking around looking at all the amazing cars and even chatting it up with the owners of a few of them.

“I just love this so much because I don’t always get a chance to attend many car shows,” she said.

Her favorite car was one that was missing wheels and was probably from the 1920s.

“My favorite thing was that car that looked like junk,” Woodard said. “It was a work of art. The owner of it took time to place everything.”

The ASME at Wilkes is part of a larger association that has more than 130,000 members worldwide. It is mainly an engineering society and sponsors many educational programs. The nonprofit organization’s goal is to help the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods, according its website.

Zach Benedict was there doing a live remote for the university’s station WCLH. He mentioned that the proceeds from the car show were being directed at the Wounded Warrior Project.

“From what I know every year the ASME donates a large portion of the proceeds to an organization,” he said. “It’s always nice to be in an environment where everybody enjoys classic cars as much as I do. Also, it’s great for the owners because they get to display their pride and joy.

Awards were also given out for various categories including Pre-War Era Domestics and American Muscle Era.