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Lamborghinis, Ferraris and more at 'Cars at the Castle'

Cars at the Castle

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - More than $70 million -- that's the value of the cars on display Saturday at an event called Cars at the Castle.

This is a first-time fundraiser for Speedway Children's Charities, a group that last year gave out $660,000 to local agencies that help children.
So what better way to preview the event than with children? We visited the home, known as "The Castle," and got a sneak peek.

It's the stuff dreams are made of -- a garage filled with exotic cars from all over the world..

You name it, it's here. Lamborghini, Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Aston-Martin and McLaren were all there, just to name a few.

Katlyn Almanywas one of the children attending the event. "He has amazing  wonders of the world in here," she exclaimed.

We tagged along as some kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Bristol got a sneak peek before Saturday's Cars at the Castle event.

"This lime green one back here, I don't even know the name, but I love it," Kaitlyn Almanywas said.

The money raised from Saturday's event will benefit more than 80 children's charities in the region. It's a brand new fundraiser for Speedway Children's Charities.

Claudia Byrd is director of SCC. "It's a great event. We were really excited because it gives us an opportunity to raise more money for the kids in the area," she told us Friday.

More than 100 cars will be on display. It's quite the sight to see according to soem of the children we spoke with.

"I wish i could drive one of these when I was older," said Cristian Jimenez. "I'd be like, vrrmmmm!"

All of the cars are rare, but some even have famous owners."This is the New York Knicks' Lamborghini," explained Kylie Deel.

For many people, getting up close to these rare wheels is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

"I think you can watch tv in [this car]," Cristian Jimenez said.

It's also a good chance to dream big. "I would pick blue and pink," Kylie Deel said when asked if she would pick a Lamborgini.

They all look good, and they all go fast too. "210mph, that's pretty fast. Like one of those NASCAR cars," Cristian Jimenez said.

Everyone has a favorite car. "I play a lot of video games and it's been in it," Jose Jimenez told us about his favorite. "I really wanted to see a car like that in real life."

You too can see these cars in real life, while helping thousands of children in north east Tennessee and southwest Virginia. The Cars at the Castle event is Saturday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can buy tickets a the door. Admission to the car show is $100.

For more information check out their website at bristol.speedwaycharities.org.

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