A benefit for Racing for Kids® featuring producer Tamir Ardon and Grosse Pointe’s own J. Patrick Wright, author of “On a Clear Day You Can See General Motors.”
Money, power, politics, drugs, scandal, and fast cars. The incredible story of John DeLorean is the stuff of a Hollywood screenwriter’s dreams. But who was the real John DeLorean? To some, he was a renegade visionary who revolutionized the automobile industry. To others, he was the ultimate con man. For the first time, Framing John DeLorean recounts the extraordinary life and legend of the controversial automaker, tracing his meteoric rise through the ranks of General Motors, his obsessive quest to build a sports car that would conquer the world, and his shocking fall from grace on charges of cocaine trafficking. Interweaving a treasure trove of archival footage with dramatic vignettes starring Alec Baldwin, Framing John DeLorean is a gripping look at a man who gambled everything in his pursuit of the American Dream.
This is a Racing for Kids® event being held at The War Memorial.
Your Evening is Hosted by Racing for Kids®
6pm: Red carpet reception with complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers
7pm: Screening of Framing John DeLorean followed by a Q&A with film producer, Tamir Ardon and Grosse Pointe author, Pat Wright
Classic DeLorean cars will be on display, along with photo opportunities
General seating: $100
VIP box seating: $150, not available online
To purchase VIP box seating, please call the Racing For Kids® office at 313.882.3403. The War Memorial is not directly involved with selling this ticket level.
About the Film
Sheena M. Joyce
Sheena M. Joyce
Narrative scenes: Dan Greeney, Alexandra Orton
Story by: Tamir Ardon, Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce
About Racing for Kids®
Racing For Kids® is a unique national charity, which supports children when they are most vulnerable — sick and hospitalized. Drawing on the popularity of motorsports, Racing For Kids uses its distinctive position within the racing world to bring attention and funding to child health institutions.
At the heart of the RFK program are visits to children’s hospitals around the country by the Racing For Kids celebrity racecar drivers, who spend time with each sick child, telling stories, signing autographs, posing for photographs and giving out the Racing For Kids baseball-style hats, coloring books and posters. For many hospitalized youngsters, these visits by the racers are the lone bright spot in what is often a rather gloomy experience. Physicians report that our visits play an important part in each child’s recovery therapy by brightening their lives and inspiring them to get better faster
Racing For Kids representatives have visited more than 32,000 sick children in more than 650 hospital visits in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Japan and Australia.
Another important aspect of the Racing For Kids program is the funding that has been raised for Children’s Hospitals and other worthy child healthcare institutions across the country. Since its founding in Detroit in 1989, Racing For Kids has raised more than $6.5 million through donations, specific fund raising events and in-kind gifts.
Major sponsors of Racing For Kids include Humana, Inc., Bridgestone Firestone Trust Fund, TranSystems, Meridian Health Plan of Michigan, Benson Ford, Jr., Douglas E. Fregin, and the Michael McCallister Charitable Fund. Toyota Motorsports and The Grand Prix Foundation of Long Beach have made Racing For Kids a major charity of The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. This event contributes up to $100,000 annually to Racing For Kids and to local children’s hospitals.
Racing For Kids has also been named the official charity of the Historic Sportscar Racing Series and is about to be named the official charity of the Red Bull Global Rallycross.