Bank Announced as Title Sponsor for Old Town Festival of Speed & Style
Hundreds of Classic Vehicles to Take Over King Street this Summer
Alexandria, VA – Organizers of the Old Town Festival of Speed & Style today announced that Burke & Herbert Bank will be the title sponsor for this summer event. The 2nd annual single-day, free event will take place on Sunday, June 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will feature more than 100 rare and unusual supercars and vintage motorcycles from around the world for up-close viewing enjoyment. The event will span across three blocks on lower King Street near Old Town’s waterfront.
Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the USO (Metro Washington Baltimore) and Alexandria non-profit ALIVE! which provides short-term to long-term support for those less fortunate in the community.
“We are excited about having Burke & Herbert Bank as the title sponsor for this unique event taking place right outside of the doors of our historic Main Office here in Old Town”, commented Burke & Herbert Bank President & CEO, David Boyle. “We were impressed by the attendance and wide-spread attention this festival attracted in its first year and are happy to help bring the event to the next level this year. And as a local community bank that takes our role in giving back to the community seriously, we are delighted that this sponsorship will support two local non-profit organizations doing great work for those in need.”
Last year’s inaugural event drew thousands of families, visitors and car enthusiasts from across the region to view the array of high performance and racing vehicles from the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. The event also will feature a Spring fashion exhibition presented by the Old Town Boutique District in which boutiques will showcase styles from the themed cars on display. The fashion exhibition will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. In addition, the event will include live music and street vendors, and provide festival-goers an opportunity to explore Old Town shops and restaurants.
The festival is the brainchild of Rick Myllenbeck who is also the owner of Sonoma Cellar, a restaurant and wine tasting room based in Old Town and is co-produced by a group of Alexandria vintage car collectors, experts, and enthusiasts who volunteer their time to coordinate this event.
“Burke & Herbert Bank’s commitment to the community is very much aligned with that of the Old Town Festival of Speed & Style, making this an ideal and powerful partnership,” said Myllenbeck. “This partnership will allow the Old Town Festival of Speed & Style to accelerate its presence in the community as well as with aficionados of fast cars, fashion, and fun – while benefiting our charities of choice.”
For classic car owners who are interested in submitting their car for the festival, visit www.festivalspeedstylealex.com.
Burke & Herbert Bank, established in 1852, is the oldest bank in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the oldest continuously operating bank in the Washington, D.C. area. The Bank offers a full range of personal and business banking products and services designed to meet customers' banking, borrowing, and investing needs. Burke & Herbert Bank is headquartered in Alexandria and operates 25 branches in Northern Virginia.
About The Old Town Festival of Speed & Style
The Old Town Festival of Speed & Style brings together exquisite cars and motorcycles, with enthusiasts of fashion, art, music and style, to create a one-day festival of good energy and fun. It celebrates the heart and spirit of the Alexandria, VA community and highlights the elegance and style of Old Town. The Old Town Festival of Speed & Style is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization chartered to generate funds to be donated to charitable organizations – both local and national.
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USA Metro Washington-Baltimore - Mission: The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. Learn more.
ALIVE!: Founded in 1969, ALIVE! is the largest private safety net for the needy in the city of Alexandria, VA, addressing short-term to long-term needs for those less fortunate in the community. Learn more.