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A Porsche 356 Speedster rebuilt and painted by Hawaiʻi CC instructor Garrett Fujioka.

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A Hawaiʻi Community College auto body repair and painting student works in the paint booth at the campus in Hilo.

Charley Hutton, one of the most talented and well-known automotive painters and fabricators in the world, will be the featured guest at the Hawaiʻi Community College Auto Body Repair and Painting Car Show on July 15. The show will be held at the Manono campus in Hilo, 10 a.m.—6 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Prior to the car show, Hutton will teach special workshops for Hawaiʻi CC students in the Auto Body Repair and Painting Program (ABRP) and local 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 Hawaiʻi CC tradition that helps inspire the next generation of local auto body repair and painting experts.”

The car show will feature a variety of vehicles, including show cars, race cars, classics, imports, cruisers and trucks. The event will also feature door prizes every hour, refreshments, entertainment and opportunities to meet Hutton.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the ABRP program.

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