Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Contact: Dave Wellman, Director of Communications (304) 696-7153

Homecoming car bash set for Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Buskirk Field

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – WMUL-FM, Marshall University’s student radio station, will be demolishing its 12th vehicle from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, on Buskirk Field on Marshall’s Huntington campus as part of homecoming activities.

The car to be bashed is a Ford Thunderbird donated by Kelly's Radiator Service. The Thunderbird will be painted orange, white and blue, the colors of the University of Texas at San Antonio, Marshall’s homecoming opponent. The car will be smashed by Marshall students, faculty and community members.

“It’s a great opportunity for everyone, not just students, to get some stress out and show some Marshall pride,” Promotions Director Amanda Reesman said. “It a homecoming tradition we are proud and excited to keep going.”

Participants will pay $1 to bash the car for two minutes. WMUL-FM will provide the gloves, sledgehammers and goggles.

“Homecoming is an exciting time but it also falls right before midterms,” Reesman said. “The car bash will provide a way to show your Marshall pride and to take out some of the stress of worrying about midterms.”

The dollar admission will provide participants with two minutes of full access to the Thunderbird.

For more information, contact Reesman at or at 724-272-1132.

For further information, contact:  Office of University Communications
Marshall University | 213 Old Main | Huntington, WV 25755-1090
Fax: (304) 696-3197