Collision repair student focused on restoring auto for ’20 prom

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A Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology student studying in the collision repair technology program is making it his mission to restore a 1973 Dodge Challenger he purchased last year. The goal is to have it completed by his senior prom in 2020. Asher Burkett, an honor student from the Bald Eagle Area School District, calls his interest in cars, “a hobby.” Now, he’s working with his father, Dale Burkett, to restore the mechanics of the vehicle, while the rest of the work will be completed at the collision repair shop at CPI with help from instructor Brian Hummel. With hopes of restoring the auto back to its original yellow color, Burkett said he also must replace the floors, install break and fuel lines, get an engine and rebuild the transmission, among other work.