"The Quest" Screening at the Byrd Theatre in Richmond on Wednesday, September 14th
Mark your calendars and get your tickets now for "The Quest" screening at the Byrd Theatre in Richmond, VA, on Wednesday, September 14th. Don't miss this acclaimed documentary film about four Corvettes that raced at the 24 Hours of LeMans Endurance Race for the first time in 1960. Relive the drama and excitement of the first American class victory at LeMans - for the #3 Briggs Cunningham Corvette, and the intensive search decades later for these history making vehicles.
Chip Miller, renowned collector and co-founder of Carlisle Events, eventually found and restored the #3 Cunningham Corvette, and was about to realize his dream of returning the car to LeMans in 2010, on the 50th Anniversary of its historic victory, when he lost his life to a rare disease called amyloidosis - a fatal affliction with no known cause or cure. The film chronicles how Chip's son, Lance Miller, picked up where his father left off, and accomplished his father's dream of taking the car back to France in June 2010, and leading a parade of Corvettes around the track - marking 50 years of Corvette racing at LeMans. Never before seen race footage, photos and interviews bring this story to life. Whether you are a hard core car buff, or just like a great story, this is a wonderful movie for all ages and interests.
The film is being shown, one time only, at the historic Byrd Theatre, 2908 West Cary Street, in Richmond, VA on Wednesday, September 14th, at 7:15 p.m. The evening starts at 6:00 p.m. with a VIP cocktail reception on the Byrd Mezzanine. Lance Miller and film producer Michael Brown will be there to answer questions, and the beautifully restored #3 1960 LeMans Corvette will be on display outside the theatre. Hosted by Classic Automotive Events of Virginia, Inc., a non-profit corporation, net proceeds from the event will be donated to the Chip Miller Foundation, dedicated to aiding research and awareness of amyloidosis, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Byrd Theatre Foundation for the restoration and preservation of this historic Richmond landmark.
Advance sale EarlyBird general admission tickets are on sale now - and for only $10.00, until September 1st. After that date, advance sale general admission tickets will be $15.00 online, and will increase to $20.00 at the box office. If you wish to attend the VIP Cocktail Reception, keep in mind that only 60 of these tickets are available for $50.00 each, so order your VIP Cocktail Reception tickets now. Your VIP ticket covers your admission to the Cocktail reception, and also includes Reserved front row seating in the Grand Balcony of the Byrd Theatre. For more information, or to purchase advance sale tickets, go to "The Quest" website: http://questrva.eventbrite.com/