If you are a car enthusiast and like to lend a hand supporting local students, the Lake Career and Technical Center (LCTC) in Camdenton is the place to be this weekend. Cars, trucks, motorcycles will be on display. There will be plenty of free activities for the kids and the culinary arts students will be on hand selling some of their favorites.

If you are a car enthusiast and like to lend a hand supporting local students, the Lake Career and Technical Center (LCTC) in Camdenton is the place to be this weekend. Cars, trucks, motorcycles will be on display. There will be plenty of free activities for the kids and the culinary arts students will be on hand selling some of their favorites. 

The annual car show has evolved over the years. It started as a part of the Open House activities for LCTC typically held in February every year. As the car show, the number of entries and attendees grew, the car show was moved to the fall. The proceeds from the show support the career and technical student organizations. The show usually brings about 65 who come to show off their favorite set of wheels. 

LCTC students work with several car clubs, setting up the show and helping with the activities. 

For some car club members, like the Fun Runners Car Club, it’s become an annual event that not only helps the programs at the school, but gives them a chance to spend an afternoon visiting with other collectors and showing their own cars. 

Tracy Jeffries, president of the car club, says it’s a great time. Jeffries and his 1932 Ford Roadster will be on hand, along with other club members helping out and enjoying the show. 

The Fun Runners have helped LCTC for quite a few years. It’s a worthwhile cause for the car club that gets everyone from the the youngest member who is in her 30s to the oldest member who is in his 90s and is one of the founding members, Jeffries said. There are approximately 100 members including spouses. They are all good people.

The club’s first priority is to help the kids at the LCTC through scholarships. The car show combines that with a good time, he said. 

Jeffries has been a car enthusiast since he was a kid and enjoys sharing his love of cars with others. He attributes it all to his dad. He dad owned a body shop when Tracy was a kid. He learned everything he knows about cars in the shop working alongside his dad. 

David Reinke, another member of the club, will be attending and showing his 1969 Jaguar E-Type. He has owned the car since 1976. In the US, these cars acquired the name XKE but the official name from Jaguar is “E-Type,” Reinke explained. 

“It was a ‘used car’ when I bought it that has turned into a classic,” Reinke said. “The students at LCTC did a great job in 2016 when they fixed a number of bad rust spots on the car and repainted it the original color.”

Garry Briscoe, who heads up the auto collision program at LCTC, works with the students to help them do a great job and, in the process, learn all about automobile bodies and how to fix them and keep them looking as good as new, Reinke said. 

Save the Date:

Saturday, Sept. 22 

Lake Area Career and Technical Center

269 Dare Blvd. off Business Hwy. 5 South

Camdenton

Admission: Free to spectators 

Show registration is $15 pre-registration

$20 day of event 

Judging begins at noon

Great cars, motorcycles and trucks!

Activities for Children  Music  Silent Auction  Delicious lunch served by the Culinary Arts students ( for a small fee) Fundraiser car wash and MORE!!