Posted: Jul 12, 2013 6:19 PM by Keele Smith - KBZK News
A Bozeman art gallery is hosting a car show to help some MSU students win a unique competition.
The Planet Bronze Fine Art Gallery is raising money to support the students in next year's LUNA-BOT competition.
MSU took 6th place this year for a robot that cost $2,500 to make.
Organizers want the next team to have more money for their design--which they say could lead to a win.
They will be selling car prints with designs by David North - the famous automotive designer - who will be at the fundraiser signing them. North was a designer with General Motors and designed the Oldsmobile 442 and iconic 1966 Toronado.
Organizers say buying a $15 print is a great way to support the team.
"Every single one of these that we sell, all that money goes to Mike's (Mike Edens, professor of the robotics program) kids," said Brett Potter, a local artist. "And if we can sell 57 prints tomorrow, we get an additional $2,000 sponsor."
The event is free and runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow. It will be held in the former Vans IGA parking lot, located on 7th Ave.
Organizers invite all classic car, show car and race car owners but ask that car owners get there at 10 a.m.