IT’S NOT PRETTY BUT IT’S THEIRS: STUDENTS SHOWING BUS AT CAR SHOW

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By WVUA 23 Web Coordinator Jade Carter

The Super Bowl of cars is happening this weekend in Birmingham. One of the cars that will be on display is created and built by a few Walker County students. A rusty white and blue striped bus is the pride and joy of students at Walker County Center of Technology.

They have been working on it for almost two years. It was part of a competition in Charlotte called “Steam Rat Rod Challenge” at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

The WCCT students had to build a car out of parts from other cars by using a minimum of 80 percent recycled material and they succeeded. They are excited to have their craft displayed at the O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels car show this weekend.

“When we found out they were taking this bus to the World of Wheels, it was crazy.” said bus builder Devon Guthrie. “The stuff we get to work on is something that we built and will be shown in front of thousands of people and that’s really awesome.”

“We never expected to be this far but w’re happy that it is, we’re getting a lot of support” said bus builder Cameron Billings.

The World of Wheels car show in Birmingham begins Friday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Adult Tickets are $20. Kids 5 and younger are free.

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