QC Regional Auto Show opens Friday

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DAVENPORT, Iowa — Volunteers spent hours cleaning cars and prepping displays ahead of the Quad City Regional Auto Show. Organizers say this year set up took longer than usual because of a cold and messy surprise from Mother Nature.

"We didn't expect 2-inches of snow, so when you get that unexpected hitch, we had to get someone here to clean cars," said Michael Duffy, show director.

This is the first year that people will be able to test drive cars but the 22nd year the show has given back to students in the community.

The auto show gives out scholarships to high school students whose parents work in the auto industry. This year,17 students were awarded scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.

Mckenzi Mitchell from Moline High School was awarded $4,000.
"It means so much to me because I'm going to be paying for school on my own and I want to get into Iowa's dental school," said Mitchell.

The event doors open 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at the River Center in Davenport, and will run until Sunday.

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