McPHERSON, KAN. – Join McPherson College “Wheels of Change: How the Automobile Shaped Our Lives,” a six-week summer experience that explores the people, innovations, and art of the automotive industry. This week’s session on Thursday, June 25 at noon CDT is titled “Epic Road Trips that Upended the World – Bertha Benz, Ransom Olds, Horatio Nelson Jackson, & Alice Ramsey” with special guest Kyle Smith, associate editor for Hagerty.
Smith is a 2013 graduate of McPherson College and a lover of all things wheeled, vintage, and air-cooled. Often, he can be found in his garage preparing some project for another road trip. During business hours though, he writes and creates video for Hagerty. He hopes his well-rounded knowledge of both historical and technical information offers something new to even the most seasoned readers.
Professor Ken Yohn, chair of McPherson College’s Department of History and Politics, serves as host and instructor for the webinar. For more than 20 years, Professor Yohn has taught courses on the social history of the automobile at McPherson College and has led student study trips to Europe and South America.
Each week on Zoom, Wheels of Change will focus on fascinating topics from the advent of the automobile to its impact on war, globalization, and design. There is no cost for the series but space is limited and registration is required for each session. For more details about the series or to register go to https://www.mcpherson.edu/autorestoration/wheelsofchange/.
ABOUT McPHERSON COLLEGE AUTOMOTIVE RESTORATION
The McPherson College Automotive Restoration program began in 1976. It has evolved into the only award-winning four-year bachelor’s degree program for automotive restoration technology in the country. The program offers student experience outside of the classroom at some of the most prestigious car events in the United States, like Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where the program was featured in a spotlight on Fox Business. The college also has a growing alumni base who work in all facets of the car collecting world including Hagerty, Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, Historic Vehicle Association, RM Sotheby’s, in their own shops, at museums, and private collections. Learn more about the program at https://www.mcpherson.edu/programs/auto-restoration/.
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