Sunday, July 29, 2012

Chrome City Ride 2012

Today was the 11th Annual Chrome City Ride to benefit The Benedictine School for Exceptional Children in rural Ridgely, Maryland. The Benedictine School is special to me for a couple of reason.  First, my nephew attended and graduated from the school.  Second, and more importantly, my son is currently a student there.
This is my second year of attending the Chrome City Ride.

The Chrome City Ride is one of the many fund raising activities that the Benedictine Foundation performs during the year to raise money for the Benedictine School and related communities.  Owners of classic cars, hot rods, and several motorcycles cruise onto the school grounds to show off of their rides.  It is part car show and part cookout along with entertainment.

As I said, today was the 11th time that the event has been held at the school.  Each year, the number of attendees has grown.  This year's event hit a milestone in terms of fundraising for the school, they exceeded the $1 million mark in funds raised for the school.  Simply awesome!  Here are a couple of pictures from today.

I thought this engine was pretty cool.  Hopefully you can see it.  It is signed by the greatest driver in NASCAR racing history, Richard Petty.

And of course, Elvis was there to sing a few songs.

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