— Westlake, Ohio
Crocker Park partnered with Rafih Auto Group, a leading automotive dealership group serving the U.S. and Canada, is thrilled to bring its exotic Cars in the ParkTM event back for its second year to the lifestyle center in Westlake, Ohio. The event to benefit American Cancer Society Hope Lodge will take place on September 5, 2021 from 11am – 4pm.
Cars in the Park ’21 is an all-new collection of over 50 rare, exotic, and luxury automobiles, out on display for visitors of all ages to experience as they walk through the upscale, open-air shopping and dining avenues of Crocker Park. This incredible collection of vehicles is made possible through a collaboration between private collectors and owners and the luxury Northeast Ohio dealerships of the Rafih Auto Group.
Matt Youssef, VP of Operations for Rafih Auto Group, Cleveland, stated, “We’re always excited to bring a one-of-a-kind car show to Northeast Ohio each summer, but last year challenged that annual tradition. Through careful planning, the team powered through, the community came out, and in a time of staying in, we all found a way to get out.” He continues, “This year, while the pandemic is not completely behind us, we’re all in a better place in 2021 and we expect this show to be a tremendously fun, family event supporting a very important cause.”
In addition to the most stunning and rare automobiles, Cars in the Park ’21 will include safe, fun activities for all ages and live music intertwined with the plethora of upscale shopping and dining options in Crocker Park. The event will again be carefully organized and managed for proper health and safety measures, as we continue to persist within the pandemic.
As always, Cars in the Park ’21 is free to all visitors. Private vehicle owners who wish to display their vehicles are required to pay a registration fee and those proceeds will be donated directly to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge.
“We love partnering with other great companies and organizations to put fantastic events on for visitors to enjoy,” said Stacie Schmidt, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Stark Enterprises. “After seeing much success when we hosted this event with Rafih Auto Group last year, we knew this was a perfect partnership to bring a unique event to the park!”
To watch a video from last year’s event and to RSVP for Cars in the Park ’21, please visit mbzno.com/cars-in-the-park/. To submit your vehicle for display, visit mbzno.com/cars-in-the-park-registration/.
ABOUT RAFIH AUTO GROUP
Founded by Terry Rafih and based in Windsor, Ontario, the Rafih Auto Group is a collection of automotive dealerships spanning United States and Canada, serving customers for over 40 years. In Northeast Ohio, Rafih Auto Group includes Mercedes-Benz of North Olmsted, Aston Martin of Cleveland, Bentley of Cleveland, Rolls-Royce of Cleveland, Maserati of Cleveland, Porsche North Olmsted. In Michigan, Motor City Mini, Porsche Motor City, Audi Rochester Hills, and BMW of Rochester Hills. For more information, please visit https://www.rafihautogroup.us
ABOUT CROCKER PARK
Crocker Park is settled on 4,500,000 square feet in Westlake, Ohio and features a mix of over 130 local and nationally known retailers and premier dining options as well as office buildings, luxury apartments, and an event venue. Known for its distinct vertically integrated design of ground-level retail and restaurants with second story apartments and office space, the lifestyle center creates a bustling, urban downtown atmosphere of a city within a suburb. Developed with inspiration from European influence and architecture, Crocker Park’s 3 phases, spanned over 12 city blocks, allow visitors to feel completely immersed in the dynamic shop, dine, live, work, and play environment. Crocker Park is a part of the Stark Enterprises full-service real estate development portfolio spanning eight states. For more information and to view a complete center directory and a calendar of events, visit crockerpark.com.
ABOUT AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY HOPE LODGE
The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge program provides a free home away from home for cancer patients and their caregivers. More than just a roof over their heads, it’s a nurturing community that helps patients access the care they need. Each Hope Lodge community offers a supportive, homelike environment where guests can share a meal, join in the evening’s activities, or unwind in their own private room. Established in 1970, the Charleston, SC Hope Lodge was the first facility of its kind in the country for cancer patients and caregivers. Now a nationwide program of the American Cancer Society, over 30 Hope Lodge facilities in the United States and Puerto Rico serve patients and caregivers from all over the world. For more information, please visit https://www.cancer.org/treatment/support-programs-and- services/patient-lodging/hope-lodge/cleveland/about-our-facility.html