Nampa High Hosts 5th Annual Car Show

Nampa High Hosts 5th Annual Car Show
Posted on 04/20/2018
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Nampa High School hosted the fifth annual Hot Rod Happenin’ car show on Sunday, April 15. The show was put on by students in the automotive technology program, which comprises students from Nampa High School, Columbia High School, and Skyview High School. An estimated 350 vehicles, ranging from custom cars to trucks to motorcycles and much more arrived from all over Idaho and surrounding states, and were on display throughout the day. Hundreds of people from the community also stopped in to look over the vehicles, visit with friends and have a bite to eat.

Young child sitting on rusted antique truckThe purpose of the show is to not only expose the students to the car show culture and the automotive restoration and repair industry, but to expose the public to our automotive program and students. The students must go out and work with the local businesses in the area to secure donations for the show, which raises funds for the Skills USA student organization and to award deserving students with scholarships to further their education in an automotive-related program after high school. Preliminary numbers show that students collected Red truck parked in the fieldapproximately $1,500 for Skills USA, which will pay student dues for state and national competition, and approximately $4,700 toward scholarships for deserving students. Tyler Duff, a senior automotive student, was awarded a $1,500 scholarship after the trophy awards ceremony at the end of the show. Tyler will be attending Walla Walla Community College next fall in the John Deere training program and will be working for Campbell Tractor in Nampa.

The show was pulled off with much help from students in Tim Hailey’s automotive technology classes, Scott Thompson’s sophomore automotive classes, Art Garcia’s auto body classes, Steve Sanders’ law enforcement classes, Sumer Aspiazu’s cosmetology classes and Bill Babcock’s small engine classes. Special thanks go out to Tim Brubaker at Timmy B’s Mobile Jukebox for providing his music and announcing services for the fifth year; to Sam Kindberg for creating the poster and T-shirt design, building the rat rod trophy and helping with judging duties; to Jake Wood, who was a huge promoter of this year’s show as well as show judging coordinator and trophy builder; and to all the sponsors from the community.

Custom trophies for 23 classes were built by instructors, students, and community members and were awarded at the end of the show. Show participant Dave Whitney took more than 370 photos of all the vehicles, trophies and the awards ceremony, as well as much of the action throughout the day. Photos can be seen and comments can be read at