SEMA News—March 2014
Street Machine and Muscle Car Nationals to Donate to Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts
The Inaugural O’Reilly Auto Parts Street Machine and Muscle Car Nationals presented by Lucas Oil will donate half of the net proceeds generated by the event to the Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts (AXC)—an automotive learning center for high-school students.
AXC is part of the Career and Technical Education Center at Fairplex in Pomona, California, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing high-school students and community members with vocational training, including a two-year automotive industry certification program. For the first time ever, the Street Machine and Muscle Car Nationals will take place March 22–23 at Fairplex in Pomona.
The AXC program was developed in collaboration with automotive business owners and classic-car enthusiasts based in the Inland Valley outside of Los Angeles. During the two-year program, students explore automotive concepts and build skills in basic mechanics, diagnostics and service, auto body, metal fabrication and restoration.
The program is funded through the generous support of private donors and sustaining partners. To make a donation, visit www.tlcfairplex.com, click “Donate Now” and choose “CTEC Auto/AXC.”