Music thumping. Engines revving. Kids laughing. Sun shining – almost as bright as the bling around DJ Envy’s neck. Welcome to the first annual “Drive Your Dreams” Car show presented by Lincoln Tech and Power 105.1. Walking through the packed parking lot at Lincoln Tech’s Union campus, people were stopping by to see Lincoln Tech staff and students demonstrating how liquid nitrogen turns flower petals into ice chips. Groups of guys were gathered around comparing rims. There were lines at the food trucks to get BBQ, empanadas and hot dogs. Definitely ice cream or cotton candy for dessert! Kids were pulling their parents towards pumpkin painting and the giant inflatable slide. And of course, there were rows and rows of cars to explore and admire. A fun time was had by all on October 22, as more than 500 people visited the campus throughout the afternoon.
Old Cars. New Cars. Red Cars. Blue Cars.
DJ Envy brought not only his buddy, rapper Maino, but a few of his own amazing cars for everybody to take pictures with, including a Ferrari, a Mercedes Benz Maybach and a Rolls Royce. Z100’s Mo’Bounce brought his GTR and joined in the festivities. Nearly 150 cars were entered to win prizes like “U.S. Domestic Modified,” “Best in Show” and “DJ Envy’s Choice.” Car clubs from upstate New York, to NYC, to Point Pleasant were represented – Car Bar NYC, 2 Exclusive Auto Club, Untouchable Toyz, Vintage Automobile Club, New York City American Old School, MaxxdOut, Auto Couture and Summer Madness. Private owners competed for prizes as well. Vintage cars from the 1960’s and 70’s garnered a lot of attention – including a Buick Electra 225, Ford Mustang, Buick Wildcat, Cadillac Seville, Corvette Sting Ray, Chevy Impala SS and more.
The Lincoln Tech racing cars were also on display. Honor Roll students from the Automotive Training program at the school have rebuilt and suped up a dragster while working side-by-side with ASE-certified instructors, and have been racing it at Englishtown.
A popular spot was the step and repeat Selfie Station, where pictures were being snapped and shared all afternoon long. Others strolled by vendor booths showcasing clothing lines, car wraps, detailing services, die-cast toy cars and more. Lincoln Tech students manned the Drive Your Dreams t-shirt booth – yours for a $5 donation. Most people put them on right there. The show wound up raising more than $1,700 for the campus’ student fund to help those in need. Everyone involved is looking forward to doing it again next year!