Car show is a charity success

17th July 2019

Staff came together at the Gravesend Campus to raise over £1120 in memory of an old colleague and the charity Ellenor.

Colin Hutson worked as Head Motor Vehicle Workshop Technician for 7 years whilst still being heavily involved in the Motor Racing and Classic Car circuit, but he sadly lost his fight to cancer in March 2019. Motor Vehicle staff worked alongside other departments to hold a car and bike display in his honour, whilst raising money for Ellenor, with all proceeds going towards the charity and the work they do.

The event gave guests the opportunity to appreciate Classic, Hot Rod, Custom and American Cars and Bikes, with John Price commentating throughout the evening. Local automotive companies sponsored the trophies to recognise the hard work and dedication for those that attended with their cars and bikes on display. A large number of visitors attended the event, with many being current or past students.

The Motor Vehicle department, who are hoping to make this an annual event, wanted to say a large amount of thanks to all the people involved, “Anyone we may have missed in this fantastic team effort please give yourself a round of applause. Bring on next year!”

A huge list of thanks goes to:
• The NKC Gallery Restaurant team, headed up by Michelle Wildish, as they raised an incredible £400 of the total raised.
• Lion Garage and Apollo Autos who were our trophy sponsors.
• Unit Engineering, Burnham Autos and the NKC Engineering department who made the trophies.
• NKC estates, Security, Trevor Fox, LSA’s, Mark Andrews, motor vehicle technicians Hamza and Jai, Manager Andy Stevens, Lecturers Winston Sewell, Stuart Veitch, Brian Thompson, Dave Lavine, Steve Wear and Charles Britton who helped with organising and managing the event.
• Drag race and car show commentator John Price.
• Mr D Slot Drags small scale racetrack for giving his time and equipment.

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