The Virginia Festival of the Wheel was recently held at the Boars Head Resort in Charlottesville, Virginia. This 3-day event hosts concours level classic and collector cars to raise money for the UVA Cancer Center Patient Care Fund. Charlottesville is in the top 3% of Cancer Centers in the nation and treats thousands of patients each year. Donations from the event assist the UVA Cancer Patient Care Fund which helps cancer patients and their families who are dealing with financial hardship as well as coping with emotional and physical trauma.
Auto Appraisal Group has been a co-sponsor for this event since its launch in 2018 and considers the car show to be a highlight of the year! This year’s auctioneer at the Saturday night Gala was President of AAG, Larry Batton! 13 items were sold at the auction raising over $14,000! We are waiting for the final total from this year’s event but so far the Virginia Festival of the Wheel event has raised over $76,500 for this worthy cause since its first show in 2018. We will post an updated total as soon as it’s available.
The theme of the event changes every year. In 2021 the theme was “Ford vs. Ferrari”. This year it was “Cars of the Autobahn” featuring classes for Porsche, BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz.
There were also classes of American Sports, American Post-War, British Sports Cars, Classic Pre-War, Foreign Sports Cars, Foreign Production Cars, Vintage Race Cars, Custom Cruisers of the 50s and 60s, and Vintage Motorcycles.
This year’s guest of honor was Hurley Haywood, a retired American race car driver. Haywood has won many events and is currently the honorary chief driving instructor at the Porsche Track Experience. Haywood said that the Virginia Festival of the Wheel was one of the best events he has attended!
We want to thank each and every person who came out and supported this awesome charity event!