St Augustine classic showcase
Image: Diglibs2 2008
A number of classic cars and rare vintage vehicles visited the campus of the First Coast Technical College in St Augustine, Florida this week, to show students just how old school engineering and design were still relevant today.
The cars were provided by members of Ancient City Auto Club and staff and students were joined by members of the public in viewing the vehicles in one of the open areas of the campus.
President of the club, Jim Weiss, was appropriately in charge of the oldest car on display, a 1929 Willys-Knight. This is not only venerable but also a very rare model, with just two other examples known to still be in the hands of collectors.
The cars were a great tool for educating those who are part of the Automotive Service Technology department at the college.
College instructor, Vincent Annese, said that these vintage vehicles were representative of a bygone era in which the automotive industry produced works of art which were also functional, rather than purely designed for transport or speed.
No doubt the students will have learned some valuable lessons from studying the cars, which should help them in their studies.