t he past becomes fu t u r e as t wo ol d t r easu r es lay Above: The spokes from the wheels were removed and individually resurfaced and painted. Right: The condition of the Whippet when first gifted to SUU, the work in progress, and the finished vehicle with President Michael T. Benson.
It's hard to miss a bright red, 84-year-old model car, and that is exactly what we're banking on with the University's newly restored 1928 Whippet, embellished with SUU logos and on display at football games and other events across campus. The Whippet, gifted to the University by Roice Nelson, sat idle for years before a crew of volunteers from campus and the community took hold of the project, working through lunch hours and weekends to rebuild the classic car. Now complete, the Whippet drives a new University tradition as the President's official "ride," leading out the annual Homecoming Parade. IN VIEW