Students with pedal car

Southwestern's auto collision repair/refinish program came home with first place honors in the Pedal Car Challenge, part of the 60th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels, held February 27-March 1, at the Century Link Center in Omaha, NE.


SWCC's winning pedal car was constructed here at the college. The collision repair/refinish students were involved in the body and paint, a group of welding students completed the fabrication, and a group of collision repair/refinish students in an automotive technology class did the wiring of the horn, headlights, and taillights.

During the event, students also got to attend a career day where they listened to motivational speakers talk about industry-related issues.

The Pedal Car Challenge was sponsored by Summit Racing Equipment. Judging criteria included creativity, quality of workmanship, overall appearance, attention to detail, and representation of the theme, "Summit Racing Equipment."

Shown in the photo are SWCC collision repair/refinish students (L to R) Shelby Woods, Adam Steffes, Devin Percifield, and John Burns.