Friday, September 9, 2011

Classic Car Event Comes To The Byrd Theatre

The QUEST Screening and Reception in Richmond Virginia

 If you are a fan of classic cars and enjoy seeing movies at The Byrd Theatre in Carytown, then you do not want to miss this event. On Wednesday night September the 14th, this amazing vehicle and the movie telling it's story will be shown at The Byrd. 'The Quest' is the acclaimed feature-length documentary about the Corvettes that raced at the legendary 24 Hours of LeMans Endurance Race for the first time in 1960.

                                                           'The Quest' re-visits the 1960 race through color film shot at the time. It also re-creates what happened to each of the four Corvettes after they disappeared for decades. Never before seen footage, photos and interviews help bring this amazing story to life. As collectors and restorers recognized the historical importance of the former racing Corvettes, they went looking for them. Chip Miller, renowned collector and co-founder of Corvettes at Carlisle, set a goal of finding and acquiring the #3 class-winning 1960 Corvette...with a dream of restoring it and taking it back to LeMans in 2010, with John Fitch, one of its original drivers. Within only a few years of completing his dream, Chip Miller died from an extremely rare disease called amyloidosis. His goal was cut short in 2004. But his son, Lance, picked up Chip's quest and took the car and its driver back to LeMans in June of 2010...marking 50 years of Corvette Racing at LeMans...and fulfilling his late father's dream. A heart-warming story of visions cut short, obstacles to success and a son's love of his father, 'The Quest' has something for everyone...whether hard core car enthusiast or someone who just loves a good story.

 The Haley Toyota Certified Center is happy to be one of the sponsors for this event. This amazing vehicle will be on display in front of the Byrd Theatre during the showing of the movie.The screening is hosted by Classic Automotive Events of Virginia, Inc. in association with Michael Brown Productions. A portion of each ticket sale will go to the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation for their efforts in aiding research and awareness of amyloidosis...the rare disease that took Chip Miller's life. ( as well as the Byrd Theatre Foundation (our host for the event). To purchase tickets to this event, click here. Please take a few moments and view the video to learn more about the history of the vehicle and its amazing restoration.

Lance Miller, Chip's son, will be in town and bringing the #3 Cunningham Corvette. We hope that you can make it out to The Byrd that evening.


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