News Release

Monday, August 15, 2005

Contact: Joy Sawyer, CHKD, (757) 668-7043


NEWPORT NEWS – The Virginia Peninsula Car Club Council, in association with the City of Newport News, will present The Virginia Fall Classic Car/Bike Show to benefit Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters Oct. 21-23. In addition to the car, truck and bike show, the third annual event will feature cruise-ins, a special dinner and music, and the concluding Fall Run. Last year’s event was attended by thousands of spectators and raised more than $18,000 for CHKD. The car show will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Newport News City Park, 13560 Jefferson Avenue. Hundreds of cars, trucks, hot rods, classics, imports, exotics, motorcycles and race cars will be on display. A highlight will be an exhibition of movie and television theme cars. There will also be a swap meet, food vendors and activities for children. A $2 donation is suggested for spectator parking. A dinner with special music will precede the show and will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, at Ferguson Enterprises Inc., 12500 Jefferson Avenue. A $5 pre-paid donation is suggested. The dinner will be followed by the “Kasual Kruz” ($5 donation) and the “Kool Lights and Big Sounds” audio-visual extravaganza ($20). On Sunday, Oct. 23, the Fall Run, a scenic drive taken at a leisurely pace, will start at 10:30 a.m. at Newport News City Park. The cost is $5 per vehicle. For more information, to pre-pay for special events, or to learn how to enter a car in the show, contact Hal Hartel at 876-6336 or visit Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters is the only facility of its kind in Virginia, serving the medical and surgical needs of children throughout greater Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The not-for-profit hospital was founded in 1961 and provides care to approximately 160,000 children each year as inpatients and outpatients, addressing routine and complex illnesses, injuries and chronic conditions. The CHKD Health System operates primary care pediatric practices, surgical practices, multi-service Health Centers and satellite offices throughout its service region.