Vintage Car Club awards scholarship
By Carin Kirkegaard; courtesy photos
The Vintage Car Club (VCC) of Castle Rock awarded Jacob Skelton a $2,500 automotive technology scholarship to attend the Lincoln College of Technology. For the past three years, the group has partnered with Ponderosa High School and its automotive program to select a Douglas County senior with plans to academically pursue a career in the automotive industry at a Colorado college.
VCC raises around $13,000 each year. Most of those dollars are returned to the community via sponsorships to local charities. In addition to the scholarship fund, VCC donates to the Castle Rock Police Foundation, Fallen Officer Fund of Douglas County, Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation, Help & Hope Center and Toys for Tots.
The majority of VCC’s revenue is generated from two annual car shows the group hosts. The largest is the Classic Rock Cruise In. It is typically held in June, the Saturday before Father’s Day in downtown Castle Rock. Hot Rods in The Village is a smaller more intimate show held at The Village at Castle Pines shops.
With large event gatherings canceled this summer, VCC is grateful to have funding to award the annual scholarship. Jacob Skelton, this year’s recipient, has already started his automotive classes at Lincoln College of Technology in Denver.
The car club was founded in 2007. The group is comprised of more than 100 members – all car enthusiasts. There aren’t any requirements for ownership of any particular brand, model or year of automobile. Members have cars that date in the early 1900s up to today’s models.
To learn more about VCC visit, www.thevintagecarclub.com.