Over 100 vehicles of all types came out to R&H Toyota's brand new service center in support of the Children's Guild. Including motorcycles, hot-rods, muscle cars, and imports. There were 87 participants in the judging portion. I am sure was quite difficult to judge since they were some amazing vehicles there. Such as Trevor Boone's '01 Honda Accord with a polk audio system, lambo doors, and playstation. A beautiful purple Kawasaki ZX1400 owned by Markus with every imaginable upgrade possible. Some of my personal favorites at the show were a beautiful red Jaguar E-Type, Ford GT, and even a Ferrari. A certain writer would love to own these!
There were also some great activities at the show. Both Mobil1 and Shell had racing simulators setup for attendees to try out. Trying out the simulators was quite fun and more difficult than I thought… just like real racing! When I exited the Mobil1 simulator the guy exclaimed “Harder then it looks, huh?” Sure was. Shell and Mobil1 also had their race cars on display at the show along with the simulators. It was great to see the vehicles up close.
“This was entirely a employee concept and they worked very hard to put this together.” said David Russell, General Manager for R&H Toyota. “Everyone knew different people to bring to the show. Vendors really stepped up to support this as well.”
The Children's guild is definitely an organization that needs people to step up to support it. It serves the needs of children with trauma disorders, autism, or disabilities in the Maryland and Washington DC area. Currently they are working on opening up several new schools in the area. Any added support is much appreciated.
For more information about The Children's Guild please visit: http://www.childrensguild.org/
Next year should be even better with more cars, meaning a higher fund raising goal. Mark your calendars!
*Special Thanks to Jan Braverman, coordinator for the R&H Car Show