Automotive aficionados, mark your calendars! The Inaugural Spring Fling Auto Show will be held Saturday, May 28th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Davie County High School, located at 180 War Eagle Drive in Mocksville. It has been postponed from the original date due to the weather. Please follow up at the Speedology website for additional information or with questions.
This extraordinary event, featuring race cars, sports cars, classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, Jeeps, and more, is guaranteed to get your motor running!
General Admission is $5 per person and $20 per car show entry (this includes the driver and passengers). Please note that this is a cash-only event. Student-made trophies will be handed out in the following categories: Best in Show, People’s Choice, Best Import, Best Domestic, Best Exotic, Best Bike/Motorcycle, and Best Truck/SUV/Jeep. In addition, the first 100 car show entrants will receive a student-made plaque to commemorate the event.
Proceeds will benefit Davie High’s Chapter of SkillsUSA and War Eagle Motorsports. These organizations give students a head start in developing valuable professional skills such as communications, interpersonal abilities, time management, and teamwork.
“We welcome all makes and models, so this show is for you!” says event host and coordinator Tamsen Beroth. She is the owner of Speedology Lifestyle Solutions, LLC, and will also be displaying the Nissan GT-R that she occasionally races. “We will have a very impressive and diverse VIP section that will include special and rare vehicles along with our sponsors Flow Auto, HBI, and Tuttle Motorsports, who will be showcasing some of their amazing inventory.
Davidson-Davie Community College and NASCAR Technical Institute will have trailers, equipment, and vehicles on display, some of it being interactive. Additionally, the JROTC will present the National Anthem at noon and make sure to come hungry as we will have a variety of food trucks to choose from and a DJ providing entertainment throughout the day.
Door prizes, giveaways, and other special goodies will be announced throughout the day and our sponsors will be out ready to meet our participants and attendees to showcase their products and services.”
“This event was created by a combination of wonderful things put together for an excellent cause by very special people in and around Davie County and other surrounding areas. I cannot express how grateful I am for all of them,” Beroth said with a huge smile.
The 2000 graduate of Davie High serves as the Director of Customer Success for elead CRM, which serves the automotive industry by providing software and client training all over the United States, the Caribbean, and Canada. However, she started Speedology Lifestyle Solutions last year in order to organize automotive events like the one at Davie.
She considers car shows an opportunity to use her passion for the automotive industry to give back and to support and inspire the next generation. “If I can make one positive outcome, or an internship, a mentorship, a job, I’ve accomplished my goal.”
Teamwork makes the dream work, and students, with the support of their teachers, have been involved with the show from the ground up.
“We wanted the students engaged and involved and to be decision-makers in this,” she said. “For example, students are making the trophies for the awards, the sports marketing classes held a contest for the T-shirt design, two students will be creating a video of the event, and graphic design students are creating a plaque for the first 100 car show participants using a 3D printer.”
Will Marrs, a Davie High graduate who teaches drafting and engineering, added that the car show fits well with the motto that some career and technical education teachers have adopted: “In CTE, WE DO things.” “The ‘WE’ means it’s not one sole person completing things, or a ‘watch me complete this’ style of teaching… ‘WE’ means that the students are getting their boots dirty, and we are just there to cheer them on from the sidelines and model that ‘Think and Do’ attitude.”
“The second part of that is the ‘DO’… CTE has this incredible opportunity to take what students learn in our classrooms and their core academic classrooms and put it to work. When a student can take a math problem with coefficients and starts to see real-world forces of drag and friction in the realm of diagnosing how much tread is left on a tire, we are doing our jobs correctly.”
“The car show is a group effort of passionate people rallying together to create an event that benefits students monetarily and in life experience. Students are able to see economics, graphic design, marketing, welding, social media, computer science, and so much more in bringing this car show to fruition and are directly involved in that process,” Marrs continued.
“The show benefits SkillsUSA, an advocacy organization for skilled trades. Most importantly, it’s about creating and instilling the professional skills that will help the students in their future, whether they are headed to community college, technical school, university, military, or the workforce. Those are ALL paths to SUCCESS and places that use the stuff we cover in our SkillsUSA Chapter. Students are learning professional skills that will help them no matter what career they choose post-graduation.”
Overall, with the car show and other things that we do daily in our classroom, we want to create these memories for them and be a reason they enjoy coming to school every day, or sometimes the reason they stay in school. Of course, we are all here to cover the state-mandated curriculum each day, but we might as well have some fun while doing it.”
Brittani Steger, who teaches sports & entertainment marketing, values the auto show event because students can apply what they learn to a real-life event. “Many students often question why they are being taught a particular subject matter because they don’t think they will use it in the future. This event helps combat that thought process. Being involved in the community and having the community support our school and our students means the world. I can’t wait to see the turnout for the 1st Spring Fling Auto Show event! “
Morgan Creason is one of the students who has applied what he has learned in class to the car show. He and Autumn Harbour designed the t-shirt through Steger’s course. “It meant a lot to be a small part of our school’s auto show. I loved that Sports & Entertainment Marketing students had the opportunity to display their talents and what they had learned in the classroom. It was fun to compare and contrast ideas to build the best product.
I am honored to have my design chosen as the front of the event t-shirt. I’ve never considered myself to be very artistic, but I guess I proved myself wrong. I had a ton of fun working on this and letting my ideas come to fruition,” said Creason. “Two teachers really helped me with this design. Mrs. Steger taught me the elements that I needed in an event design, and Mr. Marrs taught me how to apply those elements to create an atmosphere around the design.”
Numerous departments throughout the school are playing a role in the show:
In addition to Beroth, Marrs, and Steger, the planning committee included Anthony Davis – CTE director; Alyse Wooldridge- career development coordinator; Seth James- automotive systems technology; Colonel Daniel Marks- JROTC, and Michael Pruitt – DCHS principal.
“The team at Davie High has been beyond supportive and has grabbed this and said we are going to make this the best possible car show/career fair/ exciting event that the county has seen,” said Beroth. “We hope it will become an annual event that people look forward to and put on their calendar.”
She believes that the “career fair” aspect of the Spring Fling Auto Show really sets it apart.
“We have huge businesses like Brakebush, Gildan, Avgol, Trailers of the East Coast, Amada America, Flow, and others interested in providing students and other local residents with real-life experiences and potentially their future career path.
This car show is bringing out so many diverse companies; it’s amazing! Who would have thought about Brakebush? It’s a state-of-the-art processing facility that is huge and needs employees. Gildan makes yarns, but they are looking for students who are into gaming and robotics and could learn how to write code and understand programming language.
Students don’t have to go to Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, Richmond, or further for a promising skillset career.”
“There are so many opportunities right here in and around Davie County for a future professional role and I wanted to bring those opportunities to the community in a way that I know best, and that is via a car show. This is more than that; it’s about creating new connections, networking, identifying future opportunities, relationship building, and showcasing local businesses seeking interns and employees.”
Sponsors and partners include A-1 Self Storage, Amada America Inc, AMCO Waterproofing, Avgol, Bella Mia Skin Care Center, Brakebush, CDK Global, Davidson-Davie Community College, Davie County Chamber of Commerce, eLead CRM, Flow Automotive Companies, Forsyth Plastic Surgery, Gildan, Hagerty, HBI, The Hassell Insurance Group, Riders for Research, Tint World of Mooresville, Title Boxing Club of Clemmons, Trailers of the East Coast, Tuttle Motorsports, Universal Technical Institute, and UTA.