Forsyth Tech Restores 1968 Camaro for Fallen Hero's Son; Jay Leno to Present Keys at National Restoration Show.WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Forsyth Technical Community College's Transportation Department teamed with the Automotive Restoration Automobile restoration is the process of repairing a car to return it to essentially the same condition that it was in when it left the factory at time of manufacture. It should include not only repair of the parts that can be seen – the body, the trim, the chrome, the Market Organization (ARMO) and restored a 1968 Camaro. The Camaro is for Lance Colton, son of the late Lawrence Shane Colton, former Army chief warrant officer, stationed in Fort Hood Fort Hood, U.S. army post, 209,000 acres (84,580 hectares), central Tex., near Killeen; est. 1942 on the site of old Fort Gates and named for Confederate Gen. John Hood. It is one of the army's largest installations and a major employer of the area. , Texas.
The college is planning a viewing of the car on October 26 with a brief ceremony at 10:30 a.m. at the Salem Building on Main Campus at 2100 Silas Creek Parkway. The Camaro will be on display for the public to view from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. It will then be transported to Las Vegas Las Vegas (läs vā`gəs), city (1990 pop. 258,295), seat of Clark co., S Nev.; inc. 1911. It is the largest city in Nevada and the center of one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the United States. for the National Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA SEMA Specialty Equipment Market Association
SEMA Société d'Encouragement aux Métiers d'Art (Society for the Promotion of Art Trades; France)
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SEMA State Emergency Management Agency ) Show, November 1-4. Jay Leno, host of NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno, will present Lance Colton with the keys to the car.
Shane and Lance Colton had been working on restoring the 1968 "Muscle Car" before he was deployed to Iraq. Shane promised his son they would complete the car when he returned. He was not able to fulfill his promise or dreams of completing the restoration with Lance. He was killed outside of Baghdad on April 11, 2004. Students at Central Texas College in Killeen, Texas, became involved in the completion of the car restoration after the story appeared on the CBS Evening News CBS Evening News is the flagship nightly television news program of the American television network CBS. The network has broadcast this program since 1948, and has used the CBS Evening News title since 1963. segment "Fallen Heroes."
Because many of the volunteers were called to active duty before they were able to complete the project, Forsyth Tech was asked to step in and continue with the project by Jim Barber from Classic Auto Restoration Specialist, Inc. of Belews Creek, N.C. (CARS). The car shell arrived at Forsyth Tech campus September 19. "I think this is a great opportunity for our students to be involved," said Leonard Kiser, interim dean of Engineering Technologies.
Forsyth Technical Community College Forsyth Technical Community College is a two-year public community college in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, serving Forsyth and Stokes counties. The college is one of the largest in the North Carolina Community College System, with an enrollment of 7,001 students for the Fall 2004 offers associate's degrees, diplomas and certificates in more than 150 programs of study. Forsyth Tech's Corporate and Continuing Education continuing education: see adult education.
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Any form of learning provided for adults. In the U.S. the University of Wisconsin was the first academic institution to offer such programs (1904). programs promote personal and professional development with non-credit courses and seminars and provide customized training for business and industry. Forsyth Tech serves more than 30,000 students with approximately 1,150 faculty.