From vintage automobiles to classic street rods and almost every imaginable vehicle in between, the 2nd annual Crowder College Roughrider Car Show is the place to be on Saturday.

From vintage automobiles to classic street rods and almost every imaginable vehicle in between, the 2nd annual Crowder College Roughrider Car Show is the place to be on Saturday.  
The show runs from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. on the Crowder Neosho campus, on the parking lots west of the Arnold Farber  building and is open to any type of car or truck. Pre-registration is $20, but day of the show entrants can register at 9 a.m. Saturday for $25.
The event is presented by Don Wessel Honda, Springfield. Other sponsors include Paragon Architecture, Southwest Missouri Bank, Family Market of Neosho, Stouffer Racing, and Griffith Motors, Neosho. There is no charge for spectators and all proceeds from the event will benefit the Crowder College Technical Education Program.
Trophies will be awarded in multiple categories at and will include President’s Choice, People's Choice and Student's Choice with first, second, and third place awards. Trophies awarded will include Foundation's Choice, Rowdy Roughrider's Choice, and Trustee's Choice.
The trophies for the event are all unique, each one designed by a Crowder College 3-D Art and Design student specifically for the event.
Each of the students had access to various automotive parts, most donated by the Crowder Auto Tech Program, Darrel’s Engine Shop (Darrel Epperson), and Griffith Motors. Some parts were left over from last year when the students completed the same project.
“Last year we went out to the salvage yards to collect our own parts,” Nathaniel Thomas, 3-D art student and sculptor said. “This year, we had many parts to choose from.”
Thomas, along with art students Casey Smith, Zoe McCoy, and Dalton Epperson, created several sculptures to be used as trophies for the upcoming car show. Epperson and his dad, Darrel Epperson, owner of Darrel’s Engine Shop, did the welding for the pieces.
“I originally liked to draw,” Thomas said. “Then I took 3-D design class and now I love to do sculpture.”
The trophies will be awarded at Roughrider Car Show at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Other activities will include music, a raffle, great food, and a 50/50 pot.