About This Event
The Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association
and SUNY Erie will be hosting the 25th annual NFADA Ron Smith Memorial AutoTech
Competition on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at 9 a.m., at the Vehicle Technology Training Center, 5885 Big Tree Road, Orchard Park. The awards ceremony will be
at 3 p.m.
Seven local area high schools will compete in both a vehicle
troubleshooting portion and on various work stations for the opportunity to
attend the National Auto Tech Competition in New York City in the spring as
well as earning tuition scholarship money from various sponsors upon enrolling
in Automotive Technology programs at SUNY Erie.
The competing schools are:
Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, Harkness Career and Tech Center, Hewes
Educational Center, Kenton Career and Tech Center, LoGuidice Educational
Center, Niagara Career and Technical Center and W.D. Ormsby Center. Ford Motor
Company is the vehicle sponsor and will be providing six 2019 Ford Explorers for
the students to compete.
Other sponsors of this event include local new car
dealerships, several automotive vendors and car manufacturers. The event is
free. All are welcome to attend!
For more information, call Mike Coughlin at