Private School Brings Radical Cars to Campus; the Grandparents of Two Students at Accotink Own a Race Car Company

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Byline: CHRISTINA ABEL

PALM VALLEY - What happens when your grandparents own a race car company? You bring the cars to school, of course.

At Accotink Academy by the Sea on Friday, students and teachers got to inspect two Radical race cars inside and out. The Radical North America company is owned by Larry and Nancy Huang, whose grandchildren, Jack and Eli Impey, attend the school.

Some students sat in the drivers' seats, making "vroom" noises, while they pretended to shift gears. Others, more cautious, were just happy to try on the racing helmets and gloves - steering clear of the cars.

Ponte Vedra Beach resident Doris Barnes, whose grandson, Brian Hart, got to don the full apparel of a driver, said the boy was excited to come to school today and see the cars.

"It's wonderful, they're so excited and it's something fun and unique," Doris Barnes said.

She said her grandson and the other students spent the week learning about race cars. Out in the parking lot, teachers quizzed their students about the colors of the cars, the sounds they make and how the engines work. …

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