Cars on the Coast, organized by Dana Hills’ very own Anna Nemeth, Reed Simmons, Elliot Drake, Megan Espinoza, Angel Neuhoff, Joseph Sudam, Jonathan Hatting, Dawson Graff, ASU and other members of Kids Helping Kids (KHK) was an overwhelming success. Standing out as one of “the largest youth run car show[s] in the nation with 80 cars present at the show,” Cars on the Coast became a nationally renowned event, which speaks highly of the event’s organizers and overall success.
KHK is a student run, non-profit organization based out of Santa Barbara, California that aims to serve underprivileged kids in Orange County. In order to raise money for the students at Richard Henry Dana Elementary School (RH Dana) to attend field trips, Kids on the Koast put on Cars on the Coast to do so.
The show ran from 11:00-2:00 on Saturday, Mar. 17 in the Dana Hills parking lot. Dozens of cars ranging from Lamborghinis to 1957 Thunderbirds occupied the lot and stood as the focal point of the event.
Multiple vendors were also in attendance, such as Coffee Importers and Costco.Dana Hills students worked the event, selling tickets, guiding participants, and exhibiting the collaborative, supportive attitude that the Dana Hills and the Dana Point community project on a daily basis.
According to Anna Nemeth, one of the student organizers, “roughly $8,000 was made, all of which will go towards sending the elementary students of RH Dana on field trips.”
At the end of the day, KHK accomplished and exceeded their goal, making Anna Nemeth, one of the coordinators, is “so proud of [her] team and everyone who helped put on this event,” and rightfully so.
Since all cars involved in the show belong to locals, the event incorporated the entire Dana Point community, it “couldn’t have been done without this community.”