The Learning Centers at Fairplex Partners with Street Machine Nationals

Fairplex TLC smmnc The Learning Centers at Fairplex Partners with Street Machine Nationals One of our most successful event partnerships is with the Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals (SMMCN), which will be celebrating its 4th annual event with us this year.

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Photo from Street Machine Nationals Facebook

While the event itself is always exciting and fun, their dedication and support of our automotive students is even more important to us.

Fairplex TLC axcgroup The Learning Centers at Fairplex Partners with Street Machine Nationals Every year a portion of the SMMCN net proceeds are donated to the Alex Xydias & Pete Chapouris Center for Automotive Arts (AXC). Their support helps our students through our rigorous two-year automotive industry certification program.

Thank you SMMCN!

For more information on the Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals event, click here.
To learn more about our auto education program, click here.

Thoughtful Thursday: Barrett-Jackson and AXC

We ended January on a very positive, exciting note thanks to Barrett-Jackson’s generosity towards The Learning Centers at Fairplex.

Our auto students at the Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts (AXC) had the opportunity to build their very own roadster in partnership with L.A. Roadsters volunteers. This beautiful 1932 High-Boy was the result:

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The roadster was sent to the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale — only one of the biggest car shows in the world! 

Our students were able to watch their roadster be auctioned off for $105,000! The best part? The full hammer price went back to AXC so even more students will have the opportunity to start careers in the auto industry.

Thank you Barrett-Jackson and congratulations to our students, teachers and volunteers for your hard work and dedication to learning.

For more information on Barrett-Jacson click here.

For more information on The Learning Centers at Fairplex click here.

AXC Roadster Auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Auto Show

Not everyone can say their car is displayed at one of the largest auto auctions in the world, but our students at the Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts (AXC) are experiencing it first hand!

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Our auto students, alongside L.A. Roadster volunteers, built a beautiful 1932 Hi-Boy Roadster. Car enthusiasts will instantly recognize the car as one of the first in hot rod history. It’s fitting that our students chose this model, as Alex Xydias (the namesake of AXC) was one of the founders of the hot-rodding industry. 

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Watch the car auction live Saturday, Jan. 30th at 8:30 p.m. MST on the Barrett-Jackson website! All proceeds from the sale of this automobile will benefit The Learning Centers at Fairplex.

The Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts is a two-year program that gives tudents the necessary confidence and hands-on experience needed to enter the automotive industry. Students explore concepts and build skills in basic mechanics, diagnosis and service, auto body, metal fabrication and restoration. To learn more about AXC, click here

AXC recognized at SEMA Banquet

The Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts (AXC) students have had quite an exciting November! We blogged about how some of our students attended the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas and their contributions to the SEMA Cares auction.

They wrapped up their week in Vegas at the annual SEMA Show Industry Awards banquet where the founding partners of AXC received the Chairman’s Service Award for their work in education. Congratulations to the whole team for a successful week!

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For more information about AXC and other programs of The Learning Centers at Fairplex, please visit tlcfairplex.org.

TLC visits Vegas

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Our CTEC Auto 103 class had the opportunity to attend the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas last week to present a one-of-a-kind Jeep Wrangler JK Sport they assembled as part of their CTEC classwork.

The 4×4 is perfect for off-road terrain and was assembled at the SEMA Garage in Diamond Bar, CA. The Auto 103 class is under the Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts (AXC) at Fairplex.

The Jeep will be auctioned off in support of the SEMA Cares charity program with funds going back to AXC, Childhelp and Victory Junction.

We had a blast watching our students show off their hard work, experience the SEMA Show and delve further into the automotive industry with the best of the best.

The Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts (AXC) program is part of The Learning Centers at Fairplex and has been developed in collaboration with automotive business owners and classic car enthusiasts from the Inland Valley. For more information about our automotive program and other TLC classes, please visit tlcfairplex.org.