Experienced by Adrian McQueen
Photos by Adrenaline Lifestyles
What was originally planned for a spring day in April, turned out to be great intro into summer as Chuck Mahla, co-host Vince Schiavone and team pulled off the third annual Children’s Miracle Network Car Show benefiting the Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital of the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN). The Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) is an organization dedicated to raise funds and awareness for 170 children’s hospitals throughout North America. All of the funds donated to the CMN car show help local kids at Hopkins Children’s.
The parking lot of Lockheed Martin was set on fire with all the great automobiles that were on site. This was a nice venue for the show due to the space, accessibility and layout. Lockheed Martin stepped up in a major way by donating it, which otherwise would have come at a hefty cost. On site were exotics, race cars, classic customs, imports, motorcycles, lifted trucks, army vehicles and even a boat. DJ Russ kept the crowd entertained as great tunes were spun throughout the afternoon.
Michael Mckinney , his dad Brian McKinney , Dawn Kaminski McKinney and the whole team from McKinney’s Catering stepped up to make sure the event had amazing food and helped the shows progress the whole way. Teddy Kulisiewicz & Danielle Kulisiewicz from Hammer Motorsports were also sponsors of this magnificent event. This event would not have possible if it weren’t for each and every sponsor and vendor that contributed to the event such as Ideal Image Auto Salon, IAP Racing, ATO, Al Packer Ford, Ability Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, A Buff and Beyond Automotive Solutions, United Plumbing Services, Underground Race Accessories, Heated 4 U LLC, Cutters Marina, Chesapeake Marine Towing, Autobahn, Freestate Gun Range, Kleen Barbers and Forze Gym.
There was also a silent auction to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network with items such as Ravens and Orioles autographed memorabilia including baseballs, bats, jerseys, and mini helmets were on site at the tent. Adrenaline Lifestyles reached out to MTX audio to donate headphones for the silent auction. My good people over at IAP Racing and A Buff and Beyond Automotive Solutions had two of the hottest booths on site showcasing some of the nicest rides there is. A Buff and Beyond Automotive Solutions demoed his automotive detailing packages that cover daily drivers, high end exotics and even your hot rods. IAP set it off with a few of the highest performance rated vehicles on the street there is. IAP Racing provides top level diagnostic and repair services, complimented by in house fabrication and dyno tuning. IAP even had shop giveaways as well as products from Meguiar’s and the blockbuster film “The Fate of the Furious”.
This year the event raised a little over $15,000 for Children’s Miracle Network which exceeded all expectations. This is a testament as to how many people believe in this show. Bridget, one of the children from the hospital, came out and was highlighted at the event. Bridget and her family enjoyed themselves with so many great things to see. There was also a category called “Bridget’s Choice”, so Bridget picked out the vehicle that wowed her the most and presented them with a trophy.
Contrary to popular belief, Chuck and his team do not work for Hopkins or CMN. This event is curated alongside school, work and their daily lives. I do hope this show continues for many years to come and it receives more and more support each and every year. Follow #CMNCARSHOW2017 on social media for all the excitement from the show. Enjoy my photo gallery as well.