Cars, Karts & Kids Car Show to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area

The Frst annual Cars, Karts and Kids Car Show will be held in Fremont, California, Saturday, August 25, with hundreds of exotic and collector cars, Kart Challenges, and a silent auction featuring auto enthusiast items and memorabilia.

The all day event– 11 AM- 5 PM– is designed to appeal to car fans and families looking for fun, food and fabulous vehicles like Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Vipers, Cobras, Corvettes, Porsches and Lotus sports cars. “We’re expecting more than 300 cars to be on display,” said Jenni Dietsch, the organizer and owner of Dietsch Werks of San Jose and president of the Golden Gate Lotus Club. “Everyone will be invited to test their driving skills at Lemans Karting’s indoor and outdoor tracks, bid on exciting auto items (including the Invisible Auto Thing), and enjoy delicious snacks from one of the eight Food Truck Mafia locations at the event.”

There’s no admission charge, but a suggested donation of $l0 is requested for general admission with kids l2 and under free with an adult. All proceeds go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area. Why Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area? “Six months ago a number of us who knew about the valuable work being performed by BBBSBA decided to help,” said Dietsch. ” With my experience servicing and repairing Lotus cars at Dietsch Werks and Eric Traylor of the excellent and nearby Lemans Karting facility an auto event seemed a natural. As soon as they heard about our plans, we got immediate backing from the Lamborghini Club of America, Apple Auto Club, Nor Cal Shelby Club, Ferrari Club of America/Paci?c Region, Ferrari Owners Group, EuroSunday, BMW Club, Porsche Club and Fiat America. They’ll all be represented at our show.

“We still have space for interesting cars,” Dietsch revealed, ” and we invite owners to contact me to discuss their proposed entry. Cost is $20 per car, which, like all proceeds, goes to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area.”

At BBBSBA, Director of Development Lauren Weston is looking forward to Cars, Karts and Kids. ” This promises to be an exceptional event that will be as much fun for participants as it will be of value to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area and, more importantly, the kids we serve. We want to thank the organizers and all of the amazing people involved in making this happen. Donors help provide a Bay Area child facing adversity with a caring mentor that offers guidance and support, leading to long-term success in school and life. It’s not just a donation. It’s an investment in a child’s future.”

Cars, Karts and Kids will be presented at 45957 Hotchkiss Street in Fremont. Full details including advance tickets donations and a map are available at

Contact: Jenni Dietsch at 408-429-5918. Or for information on BBBSBA contact Lauren Weston at 415-503-4353,

Holiday Open House benefiting Toys for Tots

Join GGLC Sponsor Dietsch Werks on Dec 15th for a Holiday Party benefiting Toys for Tots!

Dietsch Werks and many other businesses located inside Club Auto Sport will be decking the drive isles with cars and holleys!

Exotic cars, cocktails, holiday treats and decor will be plentiful so stop by after work, share a toast and help us help the Marines in their quest to make this Holiday Season a memorable one for kids who need it the most.

Hooked on Driving Charity Event (Nov 12)

The organizers at Hooked on Driving have a VERY special day in store for all drivers and paid guests on November 12th, at Thunderhill Raceway. Event Chair John Edwards has been working feverishly and has put together an amazing experience with spectacular opportunities to enjoy driving this world class road course while benefitting the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The event honors HOD member Derric des Marteau, lost to prostate cancer last year and now painfully missing from our grid. The main features of the day will be:

• $100 of each registration is being donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation

• A silent auction will have cases of wine, dinners out, racing books, pro sports collectibles such as a Dusty Baker signed jersey, pro race corner weight set up for your car and TONS more great items

• A live auction – David Vodden, auctioneer, with a set of Pirelli tires, Maui Condo vacation, TW Steel Dario Franchitti edition watch, arrive and drive in the FFR GTM-R, a track day in a Spec E30 race car, sail the Bay on a 37 footer with you and 5 guests, Shasta and Lake Almanor getaways, a private horse sanctuary getaway, tasting for 6 at exclusive Delectus Winery, Oakland A’s Field Pass ticket package and LOTS more….

• Lifetime memories in special cars – paid “Rides for PCF” in a Terry Labonte Winston Cup car (raced at Infineon – #94 Sunoco), Porsche Carrera Cup race car, Ariel Atom, Miller Challenge Mustang race car, brand new ZR1 Corvette, Audi R8, and other race and exotic cars. At $100 for a full session riding in these cars, you will come away saying “PRICELESS.” Guests will be welcomed to participate in this program!!

In addition, Corvette Magazine will be there doing a comparison of the new Corvette carbon fiber Z07 package with a ZR1, and the BMW CCA Golden Gate drivers will be joining us to get ready for their weekend of racing.

REGISTER TODAY!! Look for the Nov 12 “Derric’s Day” event.NOTE: There is a separate guest registration for $25 that gets you a great lunch and bidder number for the auctions – invite your friends – WE NEED BIDDERS!!

Lastly – if you would like more information about this cause, please visit the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Lotus and Naomi Campbell raise €1.4m for Haiti

The eight special edition ‘Naomi for Haiti’ Evoras auctioned to raise money for Haiti relief charities have raised in excess of €1.4 million.

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As part of a collaboration with Naomi Campbell and the White Ribbon Alliance’s Fashion for Relief campaign, Lotus has designed and donated eight bespoke charity cars to help raise essential funds for mothers, children and babies struggling to survive in the aftermath of the tragic earthquake that hit the Caribbean country of Haiti on 12th of January.

Naomi commented on Lotus Cars’ contribution, “Lotus Cars has been Fashion for Relief’s biggest supporter and has been instrumental in helping us to raise crucial funds for The White Ribbon Alliance and its partners in Haiti who are working towards rebuilding the healthcare system for mothers and babies.

“To have Lotus on board supporting Fashion for Relief is very important to Sarah Brown, myself and everyone at The White Ribbon Alliance and we are truly very grateful.”

Lotus CEO, Dany Bahar said “It was a great pleasure for Lotus to work with Naomi and the White Ribbon Alliance for this excellent cause and we are delighted that by working with Naomi, our suppliers and the generosity of the bidders, we have been able to raise such a significant sum of money to help those in need during this difficult time.”

[press release from Lotus]

Naomi Campbell thanks Lotus Cars

Lotus, Britain’s leading sportscar company was honoured to welcome supermodel Naomi Campbell to its Norfolk HQ when she visited to thank the workforce for their support in her fundraising efforts for victims affected by Haiti’s tragic earthquake.


Part of Naomi’s plans to achieve maximum charitable support for ‘Fashion for ReliefTM’ includes a collaboration with sportscar company Lotus and together they have developed a scheme for eight ‘Naomi for Haiti’ limited edition Lotus Evoras.

Proceeds from the sale of the eight ‘Naomi for Haiti’ Evoras will be donated to the Fashion for ReliefTM Haiti appeal and are expected to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for the cause. Bidding commenced at last Thursday’s Fashion for Relief catwalk show (18 February 2010) when the first of the eight cars went under the hammer and achieved an incredible £320,000. Cars Two and Three also went under the hammer that night, raising £460,000 and the remaining five cars are available to the highest bidder on

During her visit to Lotus, Naomi met the designers and production teams responsible for bringing this very special project together. Each of the Lotus employees involved in creating the eight ‘Naomi for Haiti’ Evoras has donated their time and expertise to the project and Naomi was keen to thank all involved for their generosity.

Naomi spoke directly to the Lotus team commenting, “I am incredibly grateful to everyone who has generously donated their time and effort to make Fashion For Relief happen. I’m thrilled with the support from Lotus and to have teamed up with my great friend Gino Rosato for this important cause. I hope we continue to raise awareness and as many funds as we can.”

Whilst Naomi was at Lotus she posed alongside F1 Driver Jarno Trulli and former Prime Minister of Malaysia Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with a replica of the ‘Naomi for Haiti’ Lotus.

Lotus CEO Dany Bahar commented on the pleasure the Lotus team took in Naomi’s visit, “Lotus is honoured to work with Naomi on this extremely important campaign for Haiti. I am so proud of the efforts the Lotus people have gone to to ensure Lotus can contribute to the Fashion for Relief charity and support those in need and distress. Naomi’s visit has had a great impact on the workforce who were thrilled to see such a high profile celebrity contribute her time to charity, just as they themselves have done.”

[press release from Lotus]