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Satellite High To Restore Car For Nationwide Contest

Students at Satellite High School in Satellite Beach, FL, are moving on to the next round in the Quaker State “Best in Class Challenge.” They will receive a 2002 Chevy Impala on October 13 and have six weeks to give the car a complete makeover. Judging will be done by NASCAR driver Paul Menard and Tommy Pike, owner of Tommy Pike Customs in South Carolina.

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contestStudents at Satellite High School in Satellite Beach, FL, are moving on to the next round in the Quaker State “Best in Class Challenge.” They will receive a 2002 Chevy Impala on October 13 and have six weeks to give the car a complete makeover. Judging will be done by NASCAR driver Paul Menard and Tommy Pike, owner of Tommy Pike Customs in South Carolina.

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From Florida Today:

The school will be receiving a car to restore Oct. 13 and the team will have six weeks to give it a major makeover. The car is a 2002 Chevy Impala valued at around $3,000, said Satellite auto shop instructor Randy Pitts, but he has no idea what kind of condition it’s in.

Pitts’ team of 24 students will then have to work within a budget to revamp the car and rebuild it with a touch of school spirit. Satellite students will be expected to increase the car’s horsepower and customize the body and interior. The team will be given a $2,000 AutoZone gift card to purchase parts. 

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“We have a budget to work with and a timeline to build this car, and also a creativity in how to customize the engine compartment and paint type stuff,” said Pitts. “We’ve been kicking around some ideas of how to customize this car with school spirit in mind. I’ve got to figure out how to put the scorpion logo on there.”

Click HERE to read the entire article about the restoration project on the Florida Today website.

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