“All of us at RK Motors Charlotte love the sophistication and deeply rooted traditions of the Queen’s Cup event,” said Joseph Carroll, RK Motors Charlotte’s President/CEO. “We share the same passion and competitive spirit as the people who attend these horse races. Our presence at the Queen’s Cup this year gives us the opportunity to support this wonderful sport and connect with fellow enthusiasts.”
Always the last Saturday in April, the Queen’s Cup Steeplechase race attracts thousands of fans who flock to the event each year to witness thoroughbred races throughout the day. RK Motors Charlotte will be present at Brooklandwood Village, where team members will greet attendees. Souvenirs, raffle tickets, pony rides, a U.S. Military display and more will also be located at the Village.
“We are thrilled to have RK Motors Charlotte sponsor Brooklandwood Village this year,” added Bill Price, co-race chairman of the Queen’s Cup. “The tie-in between American steeplechase racing and classic cars that RK Motors Charlotte will be displaying under a tent in an outdoor setting is a natural. Steeplechasing, cars, tailgating and horsepower are certainly activities we share with one another.”
From horse races to horsepower, RK Motors Charlotte will feature one of its most exclusive vehicles from the RK Motors Charlotte Private Collection at the company’s display. The beautiful Onyx Black 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible has only 114 test miles on the odometer since its frame-off restoration and growls with a correct 283 cid, V8 engine that is painted in traditional Chevrolet orange.
As desirable today as when it was introduced in ‘57, this classic comes with tremendous documentation, including a history of title holders, a binder of receipts from the restoration and photos taken during and after the project. Guests will receive an exclusive opportunity to see this breathtaking beauty at the race.
The Brooklandwood Racecourse will open its gates starting at 10 a.m. EDT on Saturday, with the post time for the first of the six races at 1:30 p.m. Multiple activities are scheduled to take place throughout the day, including Jack Russell Terrier races, pony rides, tailgate and hat contests and more, leading up to the grand finale, the live thoroughbred races. The highlight of the event will be the feature race, known as the Queen’s Cup / MPC ‘Chase, scheduled for 2:40 p.m.
Those interested in learning more about RK Motors Charlotte or the vehicles available in the company’s inventory, can visit www.rkmotorscharlotte.com or call (704) 596-5211.
About RK Motors Charlotte
RK Motors Charlotte is the country’s leading retailer of investment-grade classic and collector cars. Founded In 2010 by Robert Kauffman, co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, and Joseph M. Carroll, founder of Best of Show Automotive, RK Motors Charlotte’s 80,000 sq./ft. facility features a 200-vehicle, state-of-the-