The Jefferson Trail Road Tour - Sponsored by Airport Rd Auto36 Participants escorted by 8 Albemarle County and City Charlottesville motorcycle mounted police officers toured western Albemarle County in their classic vehicles including a stop for lunch at the beautiful Pollack Vineyards in Greenwood.
The Virginia Festival of the Wheel Welcome Reception The Boar's Head Resort Ballroom was the venue for a reception which hosted Two Hundred Twenty-Five (225) Participants, Sponsors and their guests. Keynote speakers for the evening were Carter Myers, Owner of the CMA Automotive Group and his daughter, Liza Myers Borches, COO of the CMA Automotive Group. Julie Speasmaker, Chair of the UVa Cancer Center Advisory Board, spoke about the advances that the UVA Cancer Center has made in its treatment of Cancer for victims of Cancer from across the Commonwealth. Silent and Live Auctions of some fabulous items donated to the Virginia Festival of the Wheel raised more than $5000 which was donated to the UVA Cancer Center.
Sponsored by MWP Blue Ridge Building Supply
The Virginia Festival of the Wheel ConcoursThe Boar's Head Resort was the Host Venue for the 2nd Annual Virginia Festival of the Wheel Concours which featured Ninety (90) of the finest Collector and Classic cars on display from not only Virginia but from North Carolina, Maryland, West Virginia and New Jersey as well. The event drew over 1,100 paid admission Spectators and another 100 spectators who were either First Responders, Active Military, Cancer Survivors or were under the age of 12, who received free admission.
The event was presented by over 30 Volunteers who serve on the VFOTW Advisory Board, were event judges or were volunteers who assisted with the staging of the vehicles and the set-up of the event facilities. Food service for the attendees was provided at the Boar's Head Resort “Smokehouse”, offering Pork Barbecue, Beef Brisket and other delicious specialties the Resort is known for.
The Lexus of Richmond “Hospitality Center” was an air-conditioned building adjacent to the Concours offering VIP patrons a place to sit down, relax and have a beverage during the event.
Ten (10) Sponsors had presentation tents onsite where they displayed their product line and had an opportunity to interact with the Participants and Spectators through-out the day. All Spectators and Participants received a 24-page full color Program featuring photos and information about the vehicles entered in the event and advertisements from all of the sponsors.
The UVA Cancer Center had a tent onsite where their volunteers could meet Spectators and Participants and share information about the great work they do in our community. Virginia Festival of the Wheel memorabilia was available to take-away with specific donations to the UVA Cancer Center.
Trophies were awarded to eleven different class winners and for the Chairman’s Choice, the People’s Choice, and for the Best in Show awards.
The event raised Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000) for the UVA Cancer Center Patient Assistance Fund to help those dealing with, not only the emotional and physical trauma of dealing with cancer, but the financial burden as well.