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RCA Cruising for Careers car show
Show returns for second year to benefit RCA

The Rockdale Career Academy "Cruising for Careers” car show returns for its second year showcasing student skill on Saturday, Sept. 24, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at RCA with more cars, vendors, and activities than before.

The highlight in the multi-part event is a car show for classic cars and trucks in three different categories – 1972 and older, 1973-1990, and 1991 to today. Several area car clubs are involved.

Stone Mountain Harley Davidson will also be holding a festival on the front of the school with more than 20 vendors and activities, such as games and inflatable moon bounces.

The Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute will be doing free car seat checks from 8 a.m. to noon.

Public Safety Instructor Ben McCumber said, “As someone who had never been to a car show, I had a great time,” he said of last year’s show. “We’ve had over 100 students sign up (this year) who are going to volunteer their time on Saturday. Automotive, public safety, SkillsUSA chapter – just a ton of students.”

The show also allows RCA students to put their skills and classroom lessons to work. Public safety students will be helping with parking and logistics. Automotive and collisions students will be helping with car show vendors. Healthcare students will be performing free blood pressure and heart rate screenings and assisting with the car seat checks. The show’s logo was designed by graphics students and the car show awards were designed and created by manufacturing students.

Car show registration will be from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. and judging will take place from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. There is a registration fee of $25. Proceeds go to RCA.

For more information, call 770-388-5677 for Stretch Brandenburg.