Car buffs were wowed by the sheer power on display at the inaugural Cars Under the Stars, presented by Friends of Winship.
THE PARTY Guests mingling at this event, benefiting Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute, enjoyed a balmy evening sipping Champagne, nibbling hors d’oeuvres and checking out over 30 luxury, exotic and classic rides. Center stage was the Fifth Third Bank NASCAR fresh off its win at Talladega. The mood was festive and the mission serious: raise money for research in cancers affecting men. Jazz music by Whitefield Academy enhanced the magical night. THE GUESTSEvent co-chairs Patti Dickey and Sam Snider, plus Cyndae Arrendale, Dr. Wally Curran, Holly Gardner, Lou and Tom Glenn, Terri and Darryl McDonald, Carol and Blake YoungTHE HIGHLIGHTSHonorary co-chairs Chuck Warren and former Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Reeves spoke to the importance of cancer research, which motivated attendees to bid high on auto-themed experiences. The fundraiser—the first of its kind for Friends of Winship—raised over $100,000 and cemented the bar high. -Annie Cohen