Students in UFV’s automotive collision repair and refinishing program recently fixed up a car for a local high school drag racing program.
The car will be used by Agassiz Secondary School for the high school drag racing program, which sees local high school students compete at Mission Race Park.
After dropping the car off in early February, the UFV students got to work on the car’s exterior. Agassiz students will be doing the internal portion.
Four UFV students did the painting and body work. The paint, which was supplied by Fortins, was black with blue pearl as the dash of the car will be blue.
In total, the project took approximately 80 hours of work.
Overall, the experience was great for the students, said Nick Penner, automotive collision repair and refinishing instructor.
“It allowed the students to work together on the car, deal with the customers, and see the finished product,” said Penner. “The students got some real-world, hands-on experience, and we got to spread the word about our UFV program.”
The 34-week program often takes donations from the public, such as old cars to add to their fleet.
However, they don’t often fix cars up to be returned, as was the case with Agassiz Secondary. This was a special partnership to support local education.