Christopher King Foundation’s 3rd Annual Car Show







Christopher King Foundation’s 3rd Annual Car Show!
Christopher King was killed in a car crash on July 4, 2020 shortly after graduating high school.
Since then, the King family has worked tirelessly to promote safe driving for teens.

Hampton Roads, Va. (June 5, 2023) – There are too many roadside memorials.  In this case, the passenger was a young man named Christopher King, not even out of his teens and full of life, love and promise.  But that ended on July 4, 2020, when a senseless car crash, on a desolate airport road, snuffed out what would have been a life of accomplishment and meaning.  Together, we can work toward not letting this tragedy happen again – to your kids, to anyone’s kids. Never again.

Two years ago, over the 4th of July weekend, the Christopher King Foundation held its first car show event to honor Chris’ memory and to promote safe driving for teens.  Funds raised at this event were invested back into the community through Drive Safe Hampton Roads’ Get It Together Seat Belt Challenge (GIT) program.  This program educates young drivers in the area high schools and uses a student driven education program and seat belt observations to change behavior.  Held yearly since 1995, GIT reaches more than 20,000 teens every year.

This year, the Christopher King Foundation will be holding the 3rd annual ‘Cars for Chris’ car show on Saturday, June 24, 2023, from 9 am - 1 pm, at the Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport, 100 Marclay Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185. The rain date is Sunday, June 25, 2023.  Spectators are free to attend.

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The aim of this June 24th event is to increase seat belt use awareness and to encourage safe driving behaviors for teens in Hampton Roads.  According to 2022 statistics from the DMV, there were 17,368 crashes involving a teen driver in Virginia, resulting in 856 serious injuries and 89 fatalities.  In 2021 in the Hampton Roads area, there were 35 fatalities between the ages of 15-19 in a crash that involved a teen driver and an unrestrained person.  Investigative reports show the primary causes of teen deaths on the roadways are driver inexperience, driver distraction, no seat belts and excessive speed.

The Christopher King Foundations invites all car clubs, car enthusiasts and spectators to attend this fun and educational event.  The show will be held in an open-category format where anyone can drive in with their automotive ‘pride and joy’ and compete for trophies.  There will also be safety demonstrations, food trucks and, of course, – planes!

All for the best cause…working to save the lives of our youngest drivers and their passengers.




The Christopher King Foundation is a core group of supporters working together in memory of Christopher King.

Media Contact:

Christy King
Christopher King Foundation
Phone: 757-645-6359

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