Thousands Turn Out for UVU’s Auto Expo

An estimated 12,000 people attended the 23rd Annual UVU Auto Expo and Swap meet last Saturday. The event was held on the showgrounds at Thanksgiving Point. This year, 640 autos of all types were registered. There were Classic, Antique, Muscle, and just some “really cool” cars spread out over several acres.

You can check out the sweet pictures of the Expo here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tcpix/sets/72157624087484482/

(tip – to see larger pics, click Slideshow in the upper right corner)

Along with the cars the show also included one of the largest swap meets in Utah… with most of the dealers offering every auto-related item imaginable.

UVU’s Department of Automobile Technology, (part of T&C) was there in full force, with displays and experts from all their divisions. “This is a wonderful opportunity to let the public know just how good our programs really are,” said Don Wilson, Auto Tech Department Chair. “A lot of folks don’t realize we have one of the top programs in the country. After all, a student would be hard pressed to find another place where they could learn Street Rod Restoration, Diesel Mechanics and be part of a World Record setting race team all under one roof!”

Utah Governor Gary Herbert was also on hand to take in the festivities, something he’s been doing for many years, even long before he became Governor.

Along with checking out hundreds of amazing cars, folks enjoyed free entertainment provided by one of Utah’s hottest bands, “Plan B”. In addition, Utah’s own American Idol finalist, Carmen Rasmusen also sang hits from her newest album.  Throw in several different caterers offering everything from BBQ to juicy hot dogs to grilled chicken to snow cones, plus contests for kids, along with an amazing auction and it all adds up to a spectacular day of activities centered around hundreds of jaw-dropping automobiles.

For some great information about UVU’s Department of Automotive Technology, you can check out their website:

http://www.uvu.edu/auto/

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