Timeless Truck

Timeless Truck

From garage project to calendar model

Students from Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Saskatoon Auto Body Technician and Automotive Service Technician certificate programs recently restored a 1955 Mercury M100 truck exterior to its former glory. The truck was selected as the October vintage automobile for the popular 2016 BASF Classic Car Calendar.

The selection is an honour and a tribute to the students' hard work. As for the Mercury, its owner is finishing the interior and wiring, and then he plans to drive it around town. "The students may well see it on the streets," says Scott Kucharyshen, program head of the Auto Body Technician program. "It's going to be a lasting memory."

By the numbers: restoring a classic vehicle


Weeks of skill training students
required to complete the restoration.


Years the calendar has been
produced by BASF, a company
that supplies automotive refinishing


Certificate students and level-one
apprentices, ages 18 to 30, working
on the restoration.


Placement of the restored truck in
the Draggins Rod and Custom Car Show.

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