Annual Car Bash to take place Thursday, Oct. 13

Marshall University students will have the opportunity to work out any frustrations and relieve any stress that might have built up during the first semester of classes, thanks to an annual homecoming tradition sponsored for the 15th year by WMUL-FM, the university’s public radio station.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, anyone willing to pay $1 may bash with a sledge hammer for two minutes an Oldsmobile Aurora painted blue and red to represent the Florida Atlantic Owls – Marshall’s homecoming opponent at 7 p.m. Saturday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. The car is being donated by Kelly’s Radiator Service.

“The car bash is a great stress relieving event and shows school spirit,” WMUL-FM Promotions Director Rashard Walker said. “It’s been a homecoming tradition for the past 15 years, and we are proud to keep it going.”

Adam Rogers, WMUL-FM executive director, said the car bash is one of his favorite events the radio station does.

“It’s a great event, and the promotions staff couldn’t do it without Eddie Williams and Kelly’s Radiator Service. Kelly’s donates the car every year and that makes this event possible.”

The car bash will take place on Buskirk Field in the middle of the Huntington campus. WMUL will provide the gloves, sledgehammers and goggles for participants’ safety.

The bashed car will end up in MU’s homecoming parade, which starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 12th Street and 5th Avenue.