My love affair with cars comes naturally.
My dad is a car buff, and I grew up on the aroma of exhaust and Turtle Wax. When I was 10 years old, I remember seeing what I thought was the perfect looking car! It was a Camaro. So sleek, so powerful looking… Oooh, it was gorgeous! I knew it was the car for me. When I turned 16 and told my dad that I wanted a Camaro. “Well then, you better get a job,” he said. From my first job at 11, removing staples from stacks of paper to be scanned at his office, through the many jobs after that… I worked summers and holidays solely with that Camaro in mind.
At 17, I bought that LeMans Blue 1969 Z-28 RS Camaro! I picked up my best friend Leann for the inaugural ride and have been in love with it ever since.
Now I’m privileged to be able to use it for something good. Each year, Choate Construction hosts Cars & ‘Q, a charity car show and party to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic, terminal disease that eventually took the life of my friend Leann, the original inspiration behind our support of CF.
Through car buffs uniting, funds have been raised and dedicated to curing CF, resulting in dramatic medical breakthroughs that have drastically changed the landscape of cystic fibrosis.