With picture perfect weather close to 400 cars, trucks and motorcycle converged on Medomak Valley High School May 5 for the 12th Annual Cruisin’ to Graduation Car Show to benefit the class of 2013 Project Graduation.

Proceeds from the car show not only benefit the graduating class, but it also provides seed money for the freshman, sophomore and junior classes’ future celebrations. The show also uses $500 for a scholarship that goes to a graduating senior pursuing a career in the automotive industry.

There were more than 33 car, truck and motorcycle classes. There were also several split classes, including 1960s, 2×4 and 4×4 trucks, Corvette, Mustang and Mopars.

Three trophies were awarded per class, as well as, a Best of Show and People’s Choice trophy. Awards were also given out for Best Paint, Club Trophy for most members, Auto and Motorcycle, Best Engine Detail, Best Auto Interior, Most Unique Vehicle, Fireman's Choice and Principal's Choice.

Show-goers also enjoyed a loud pipe contest, children's pedal toy parade and a DJ playing music from the '50s and '60s.

Food and drinks were made available by students at MVHS, including breakfast and hot beverages in the cool morning hours to a variety of lunch items, including lobster rolls, hamburgers, sausages, and baked goods and pies for desserts. Hot dogs will also be sold by the MidCoast Shrine Club.

In 1979, the Oxford Hills and Portland High Schools each experienced numerous alcohol and other drug-related teen deaths during the commencement season. As a result these areas offered their students an alternative to the traditional graduation night drinking and driving temptations. Project Graduation allows MVHS graduates a way to stay safe on graduation night, in a chemical-free environment.