Events @ The DOTC:

To help repopulate the car culture, and introduce high school students to both the automotive and skill trade world, DRIVE One is proud to present special events throughout the calendar and school year(s).

R.A.C.E. Exhibitions:

Sometimes, the best way for a student to understand what they're learning in the classroom is to get outside of it. Since 2013. DRIVE One has prided itself on taking our students beyond the classroom, and helping them showcase their work nationally. Our students call them "Vacations", but we refer to them as "Racing, Automotive, and Competitive Events" or R.A.C.E. Exhibitions.

R.A.C.E. Exhibitions aren't single-day Field Trips. They're one-of-a-kind experiences where students have the opportunity to:

  • Go Behind-The-Scenes of Different Employers and Workplaces In Specific Trade Industries

  • Take Hand-Built Projects To State and National Competitions 

  • Compete Against Other Schools and Even Professional Race Teams

  • Tour Two-and-Four-Year Trade Schools Throughout The Midwest.


Some Examples of R.A.C.E. Exhibitions Include:

Cars + Coffee:

The second Saturday of the month, DRIVE One “Cars and Coffee" opens-the-door to a plethora of cool cars and vehicles.

From 8-11am, both young and old alike from across Metro Detroit bring their classic vehicle to the DOTC for free coffee and donuts, and a chance to network with each other and the DRIVE One team.

The 2021 event are:

  • May 8th

  • June 12th

  • July 10th

  • August 14th

  • & October 9th


The event is 100% free and no registration is required!


If It DRIVEs, It's At DRIVEarama!

For five years, our Annual DRIVEarama Car Show + Enrollment Fair has not only help generate funds for our program, but bring the community together for a fun time. Every third Sunday in July, Over sixty vehicles, from classic cars to custom motorized bicycles sworm the gates of the DOTC to help the next generation of car guys-and-gals harness their skills and fuel their interest.


DRIVEarama is also home to Metro Detroit's only Fan-Voted awards for "Outstanding Vehicle", "Outstanding Special Interest" and "Student Choice" for all current DRIVE One students and alumni. Past winners include:


  • Outstanding Vehicle: 1967 Chevy Camaro (Jay Murray)

  • Outstanding Special Interest: 2018 Vansby Custom (Brett Vansby)

  • Outstanding Student Choice: 1993 Dodge Stratus (Rob Fuller)



  • Outstanding Vehicle: 2002 Chevy Cavalier (Trey + Sammy Kata)

  • Outstanding Special Interest: 1992 Huffy Bicycle (Mercedes Klaver)

  • Outstanding Student Choice: 1983 Pontiac Firebird (Isiah Cook)


  • Outstanding Vehicle: 1986 Buick Regal Limited (Rick Fewer)

  • Outstanding Special Interest: 2019 Vansby Custom (Brett Vansby)

  • Outstanding Student Choice: 1998 BMW M3 (Jacob Serra)


Check Back In March For Information Regardingt the 2022 DRIVEarama.

Bowling Fundraiser:

Our First-Ever Fundraiser is still one of our biggest: the DRIVE One Bowling Fundraiser!

One Night ever November, all the DRIVE One Family goes-out to bowl for the cause.


This special event allows our students and their families an affordable night-out, and the chance to socialize with their classmates and peers outside the DOTC. Tickets are $20, and include three games, shoes, pizza, pop, plus a ton of really cool raffle prizes.

After a year off, the 7th Annual Bowling Fundraiser will return in 2021. Check back for more details.

Christmas @ The DOTC:

Celebrate The Holidays With The DRIVE One Family!

The Last Thursday Before Christmas, Join The DRIVE One Family of Students, Instructors, Community Partners, & Volunteers For An Evening Of Festive Food & Fun-Filled Times With Friends!

Our Annual Holiday/Year-End Event Includes:
• A Family-Style Potluck
• DOTC Open House
• Preview of 2020 Project cars
• & The Taking Of Our Annual Christmas Card Photo

A Potluck Sign-Up Sheet Will Be Available In November. Check Back To See How You Can Contribute To This Wonderful Night!