Every brand of vehicle sold in state showcased at auto show
It was cars, food and formal wear at the Charleston Civic Center Thursday evening, as several hundred people gathered for the annual Hospice Care fundraiser ahead of the 2013 West Virginia International Auto Show, which runs Friday through Sunday.
Scenes from the 2013 West Virginia International Auto Show fundraising gala. Proceeds benefited Hospice Care of Charleston. Video by Jared Hunt
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., opened the gala fundraiser with brief remarks. Surrounding Capito were Ruth Lemmon, president of the West Virginia Automobile and Truck Dealers Association, and several members of the state association, which sponsored the event.
Rob and Susan Ferguson of Charleston peer into a 2013 Toyota Scion during the gala.
Shawn Grigoraci, 15, of Charleston, tests out the Ford Focus ST racetrack simulator during the black-tie-optional gala. The simulator is one of several family-oriented attractions at the show.