Autos For Autism Goes Virtual
After a breakout inaugural year, the Stahl’s Auto Foundation adapts to the current climate by hosting their 2020 event online on Topmarq
In 2019, the show was hosted at the foundation’s sprawling museum and featured many one-of-a-kind classic vehicles. Celebrity guests Wayne Carini and Dylan Larkin brought crowds from all over Michigan up to the Chesterfield location. The successful event ended with a ceremonial presentation of a $27,000 check to the Ted Lindsay Foundation.
This year presented a very different and troubling situation with the vast majority of major car shows across the country wiped out until at least 2021 due to COVID-19. Sadly, these events often support local charities and their cancellation means fewer funds for the causes. Rather than wait until next year, Stahl’s Auto Foundation decided to quickly pivot and came up with a novel solution. The 2020 show was transformed overnight into a virtual car show hosted on the Topmarq platform welcoming all types of vehicles.
The event can be found here - Autos for Autism
Participants of the show made a $25 donation to the Ted Lindsay Foundation and are on display for all to see and vote on from September 28 through October 2 at 5PM CT. The event is broken down into 6 classes and the winners of each class will proceed to a finals round judged by special celebrity judges. Virtual attendees are encouraged to donate to the cause via the Paypal link on the event. They are also welcomed to vote for their favorite vehicle in each class once a day to take part in determining the winners. As a special prize for the class winners proceeding to the final round, they will be featured in a special episode of ‘Under the Radar Michigan’.