Hawai‘i CC Hosting Car Show Featuring Celebrity Charley Hutton

July 13, 2017, 9:01 AM HST
* Updated June 29, 3:19 PM
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A Porsche 356 Speedster rebuilt and painted by Hawai’i CC instructor Garrett Fujioka. Photo courtesy of Hawai’i CC.

Hawai‘i Community College (Hawai’i CC) is hosting a free car show for the public on Saturday, July 15, featuring celebrity automotive painter and fabricator, Charley Hutton. The Auto Body Repair & Painting Car Show will be at Hawai’i CC’s Manono campus in Hilo from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

During the week before the show, Hutton will be teaching special workshops for Hawai‘i CC students in the Auto Body Repair & Painting Program (ABRP) and local auto industry professionals.

“We are honored Charley will visit us,” said ABRP instructor and alumnus of the program, Garrett Fujioka. “This is an exciting opportunity for our students to learn from one of the best in the business. We are also thrilled to be hosting this car show, which will hopefully become an annual Hawai‘i CC tradition that helps inspire the next generation of local auto body repair and painting experts.”

Hutton is the owner of Charley Hutton’s Color Studio and has appeared on the reality TV shows “American Hot Rod” and “Overhaulin’.” He is the winner of four Ridler Awards, the most prestigious award of its kind presented for creativity, engineering and design at the annual Detroit Autorama.

The show will feature show cars, race cars, classics, imports, cruiser and trucks. There will be door prizes every hour, refreshments, entertainment and opportunities to meet Hutton. Any proceeds collected will benefit Hawai’i CC’s ABRP program.



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