"The Quest" at the Arizona Biltmore!
The only west coast showing of a special event to benefit the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation
Andy Bolig - December 08, 2011 01:48 PM
This exclusive screening of "The Quest" will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Arizona Biltmore Hotel. Also the site later that week of RM Auctions' annual collector car auction in the midst of Arizona Auction Week, a cornucopia of a half-dozen collector car auctions, attracting auto aficionados from around the globe every year.
The event will be held in conjunction with the 2012 National Convention in Phoenix of the Solid Axle Corvette Club of America. Director, Michael Brown, will be in attendance and make a presentation prior to the showing of the movie. All admission packages include collector copy of the Vintage Motorsports article detailing the return to Le Mans in 2010.In addition, The Wellness Community, founder and host of the annual race car showcase since 2005, "Wheels of Wellness" will have a display to inform the community about their extensive array of education and support services for cancer survivors and their loved ones.
"The Quest" documents the efforts of a son to fulfill his late father's dream to reunite the first American car to win at Le Mans in 1960 with the world-famous driver (John Fitch) – who made it happen – 50 years after the flag dropped. Directed by Michael Brown, the film documents the arduous crusade of Chip Miller, co-founder of the collector car extravaganza Carlisle Events, to find, restore and reunite the first American car to win its class at Le Mans' grueling 24-hour race with its driver 50 years after the fact. Tragically, Chip Miller died in 2004 from Amyloidosis, a disease for which there is no current cure, and his son Lance picked up the torch to complete his father's vision. This film traces the story from the discovery of the Corvette to the triumphant return of John Fitch and the Briggs Cunningham team Corvette to the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 2010. The Chip Miller Charitable Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Amyloidosis (www.ChipMiller.org).
A special VIP Corvette Legend Reception including 'Vette Racers Bob Bondurant, Dick Guldstrand, Jim Jeffords, Paul Reinhart, Joe Freitas,and more.
Display of Le Mans-raced Corvettes, including the John Fitch / Bob Grossman 1960 GT Class winner, and the Camoradi Team Corvette.
Display of historic race cars, including the 1976 Lotus 77 Formula One car raced by Mario Andretti and the ex-Walt Hansgen Cunningham Lister Jaguar, plus many more.
DATE: Sunday, January, 15, 2012
The Arizona Biltmore (A Waldorf Astoria Resort)
2400 E. Missouri Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(Limited number of rooms have been made available exclusively for attendees by entering group code QUEST to receive a special rate of $99.)
11am - Car display opens
1pm - "The Quest " screening
3pm - VIP Legends reception/autograph session with wine and hors d'oeuvres
TICKET PRICING: $20.00 General Admission (car show and movie)
$75.00 VIP (car show, movie, and VIP Legends reception/autograph session after the movie with wine and hors d'oeuvres)
TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Go to www.cmcf.eventbrite.com or call Angela Morsa at 215-885-3351