Car Lovers Dream at CSI Expo Center


By Aimee Burnett

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) College of Southern Idaho students are raising money this weekend to pay for programs and other educational opportunities.

The CSI car show is planned, organized and presented by students and their advisors.

It's a car lovers dream at the CSI Expo Center in Twin Falls.

Rows and rows of cars, trucks and even tractors as far as the eye can see.

It's all part of the annual CSI Car Show put on by the automotive department.

Student Jonathan Edwards is studying body collision and repair.

"I'm using that to go on and get a job, hopefully here in the Magic Valley, if not wherever I can get something," said Jonathan Edwards, CSI student.

It's a non–profit event in which one–hundred percent of the proceeds go directly to benefit students in the applied sciences.

"It goes anywhere from scholarships to pay for tuition, or we'll use it to go on educational field trips," said Edwards.

"We go to California and we go to Edelbrock Factory. They sell performance upgrades and stuff like that for cars and trucks," said Joel Scarro, CSI student.

The show itself is an educational experience for the students, who learn responsibility, team work, social skills and a wealth of knowledge from car enthusiasts.

"There is a '78 Chevy pickup over here it is the coolest car I've ever seen, very nice paint job. Everything on it is perfect, flawless," said Edwards.

The CSI auto body students repainted this Harley Davidson motorcycle. It's going to be raffled off to raise money for wounded warrior Bo Jones.

"This bike is a 1989 FLH. We're going to build Bo a trike, so he can ride motorcycles again," Gary Pawson, Bo’s Dream Team.

Onlookers toured the show and along the way voted for their favorites in each category.

The winners go home with a shiny, new trophy and bragging rights for another year.

With shrinking budgets and state cutbacks, the automotive and auto body clubs depend on this car show for funding.

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