Fremont, California (EastBayDaily) — Maaco Auto Body and Paint, the premier Fremont auto body and collision center that also paints cars in the Newark and Union City areas, is giving back to the community by donating a complete car paint voucher to Washington High School. The paint job will be raffled during the school’s Ninth Annual Car Show to raise money for tools and equipment needed by the school’s auto shop department.
"The first year we sponsored Washington High's car show, we thought it was a nice thing to do for the kids and the community,” Frank Barnard of Maaco Auto Body and Paint said. “I didn't expect it to be big or very interesting, but I had the best time. The kids and Doug Natale do an incredible job organizing the event, and the cars that get displayed are fantastic. You can expect a bit of everything from old classics to wildly modified hot rods to modern cars with outrageous engines, sounds systems, you name it."
Organized by students and automotive technology instructor Doug Natale, the event will close out the school year and will display student automative projects on May 12, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“The event has grown to be a significant car show in the region,” Barnard said. “Scores of vehicle owners come from all over the San Francisco Bay Area to display classic cars, hot rods, motorcycles and trucks.”
Registration costs $20 for cars or motorcycles, and $7 for bicycles, plus two cans of food per vehicle. Registration continues from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m., and there is no early registration.
Participants at the car show will have the chance to win great prizes, such as gift baskets, raffle items and certificates–all while supporting good causes. The school partners with the Tri-City Homeless Shelter and Mission Valley ROP (Regional Occupational Program).
For more information about the event or any of Maaco Auto Body and Paint’s services, call 510-745-9770, view the shop on the web at http://www.fremont-maaco.com or visit 37414 Centralmont Place in Fremont.
About Maaco Auto Body and Paint
Maaco Auto Body and Paint in Fremont offers a number of services, including state-of-the-art auto body repair, car paint and expert collision repair performed by its I-CAR certified technicians. Maaco offers free estimates and a nationwide warranty. Maaco Fremont is highly recognized in the industry and has garnered a number of awards, including Best Body Shop in the San Francisco Bay Area by SF Baylist and Cityvoter.com; and Best of Fremont for three years, from 2009 until 2011. Maaco Auto Body and Paint serves the Fremont, Union City and Newark areas.