UCP brings ‘Motor Cars Under the Stars' to Phoenixville

Last year's Motor Cars Under the Stars event was held at the Franklin Institute. This year, UCP is bringing it to the Phoenixville Foundry. Photo courtesy of UCP
A 1922 International Red Baby will be on hand, presented by John Stock, who restored the truck himself. The truck is one of the International dealer trucks that were nicknamed ìRed Baby.î This model was made into the first Buddy L toy truck. Photo courtesy of UCP

Fans of antique automobiles won’t have to travel far to see vintage vehicles when an annual philanthropic event comes to Phoenixville Friday.

The 11th annual United Cerebral Palsy Association of Philadelphia & Vicinity (UCP) Motor Cars Under the Stars will be held on Friday, June 20, at the Phoenixville Foundry. The evening will showcase a collection of privately owned classic and vintage automobiles curated by internationally recognized photographer Michael Furman.

This year the event will feature the era of the early 1900s and up vintage advertising cars in addition to some beautifully restored classic delivery and work trucks. With this unusual location, we can capitalize on the flavor of the times and bring us back to some endearing childhood memories.

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Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, butlered hors d’oeuvres, an elaborate sit-down dinner, live and silent auctions and the Life Without Limits awards ceremony hosted by CBS 3 anchors Kate Bilo and Bob Kelly.

2014 has brought new leadership and support with Freeman Miller, M.D., Pediatric and Orthopaedic Surgeon and Chief of Cerebral Palsy Program of Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, graciously serving as the Event Chair and Name Sponsor. Kline & Specter, P.C. is also serving as Name Sponsor. Begley Law Group and the Gertrude S. Lane Foundation are participating as Excellence Sponsors.

Thomas Kline, Founding Partner at Kline & Specter, P.C. will be honored with the 2014 Life Without Limits Award. In more than three decades of practicing personal injury law, Attorney Kline has forged an incomparable record of courtroom victories and has been honored for 10 consecutive years as the number one attorney among Pennsylvania’s 34,000 lawyers by Super Lawyers magazine.

Stephen Sheridan, retiring CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia & Vicinity, will be honored with the UCP Excellence Award. After 40 years of service and dedication to the agency, Steve will be retiring in June. During his tenure at UCP, the agency enjoyed a great deal of stability, growth and reorganization and has thrived under the dedicated leadership of Steve and his management team.

Introduced in 2004, UCP Motor Cars Under the Stars showcases the artistry of vintage automobiles and motorcycles at prestigious venues around Philadelphia. The entire collection is curated by internationally recognized automobile photographer Michael Furman. The event attracts hundreds of corporate and philanthropic leaders as well as car enthusiasts from throughout the region. All proceeds support the work of UCP of Philadelphia & Vicinity helping people with disabilities live a life without limits. To reserve your tickets for the event, visit www.ucpphila.org/motorcars.