One of the most intriguing major news from the Pennsylvania College of Technology, in which iconic automobiles of yesterday meet today’s students, is the theme of the upcoming Madigan Library Forum.

“The Horseless Carriage Meets the Automatic Catering at Penn College” will take place from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Friday, April 26, in Room 102 of the Library on the college’s main campus in Williamsport. Light refreshments will be available during the program, which is free and open to the public.

Roy H. Klinger, Collision Repair Instructor at the School of Transportation Technology, will discuss the history of the automobile, restoration techniques and the special student skills required to restore vintage vehicles to their original glory. ‘yesteryear.

The college’s two-year Automotive Restoration Technology degree grew out of student work on a 1965 Ford Mustang convertible for the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, and a variety of vehicles on loan from museums and partners of industry – from the last century to modern “muscle cars” – have since been entrusted to students enrolled in the major.

One of those bygone vehicles, a 1909 Chalmers-Detroit roadster, is on display next to the meeting area and will be discussed during Klinger’s presentation.

There is a limited number of visitor parking spaces behind the library; additional space is available nearby at the Student and Administrative Services Center.

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Last updated April 24, 2013