Nick Whitehead is the organizer of Beyond A Car Show Charity Event, which features rare cars and benefits local charities. Here’s the story of how he came up with the idea and a little information about the event.
My name is Nick Whitehead. I own a detailing business called Signature Auto Salon that I created in November 2012. I started Signature for two reasons. First, I have a deep-rooted passion for cars. Secondly, I wanted to set a new standard of detailing in Michiana. I have been trusted with working on everything from Mercedez Benz to Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi and Porsche on a regular basis. In fact, the Porsche GT2 RS I maintain is one of only 103 in the United States (only 500 ever produced)!
As I gained more exposure to these types of cars and developed strong client relationships, I had an idea to start an indoor car show to raise money for local charities. The idea of an indoor car show was due to the fact that many of these car owners would love to show them off but would prefer to do so in a controlled environment. Dust and debris are a very common irritant at most car shows because they are outdoors and cause major problems for a vehicle’s paint. Plus, you never know what move mother nature is going to pull next. That is how Beyond A Car Show became a reality.
I wanted to really separate this from any other show and thought a raffle for a ride in a Lamborghini would do that. Most people never get a chance to see these cars, let alone a chance to ride in one! An opportunity to ride in an exotic car while helping your community doesn’t happen everyday, but it does if you come to Beyond A Car Show.
Beyond A Car Show Charity Event is an annual event that seeks to thrill its attendees with an exciting display of the world’s finest automobiles. At the heart of this event is a desire to rally our community around nonprofit organizations, raising funds and awareness to support the good work that’s being done. Beyond A Car Show is expected to be a premier charity event for years to come.
This year’s event, which was on May 17 at the RV Hall of Fame and raised $1,300 for Homeward Bound Animal Welfare Group. Two-hundred and sixty people attended the event, which featured 30 cars including Maseratis, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Lotuses and more.
To learn more about the event, check out its Facebook page.