Cars of all makes, models and colors adorned the Lory Student Center Plaza Wednesday as part of the CSU Car Club’s car show.
Both domestics and imports were displayed by students in the club.
Justin English, one of the club’s three presidents, has been involved in the club since 2001. The group hosts car shows and gets together to “cruise” to different destinations. This weekend they are heading to Poudre River Canyon for a barbecue.
The last few years, participation from the club’s 85 members has been down, but English hopes to change that.
“Hopefully this year will change,” said English, a senior computer science student. “We’ve taken a few cruises already. We just have a bunch of people that like cars.”
Eric Skousen, another president of the club, is in his first year with the group but already has plans for the rest of the year, including barbecues, more cruises and a Halloween party.
“But not another show until the weather gets better,” said Skousen, a sophomore psychology student.
The club has already gained a few new members from their first show earlier in the semester.
“They set up a car show at the beginning of the semester,” said Nadia Dormer, a sophomore studying equine science. “I saw some nice cars and signed up.”
Taylor Preisser has been a member of the club for three months but has been around cars much longer.
“I’ve been in a few car clubs before,” said Preisser, a freshman civil engineering student. “I’ve been dealing with cars since I was a little kid. My family is real into cars.”
Most of the members have a something in particular they like about automobiles.
“I like seeing them go get fast,” Dormer said. “I like expensive toys.”
Preisser did not hesitate to name his favorite thing.
“Engines,” said Preisser, a freshman civil engineering student. “Or going fast.”
Members dream of the cars they would own if money was not a factor.
Dormer, English and Skousen would like to have a Ferrari Enzo, though Dormer said she would not mind a Nissan Skyline R33 either.
Skousen said the club tries to cater to new members.
“It’s designed so people can get involved quickly,” Skousen said.
For more information on the club, go to www.csucarclub.com.