The 25th anniversary Championship Auto Racing Auxiliary (CARA Charities) Indy 500 fashion show takes place annually at the Westin Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is technically produced by d/s events.
CARA Charities is an organization that serves the professional open wheel racing community through charitable work, focusing on children’s causes. The event features Indy Racing League drivers, their families, and celebrities. This year’s participants included Marco and Michael Andretti, Sam Hornish Jr., Danica Patrick, Rupert Boneham (Survivor), and Florence Henderson. These and others walk the runway sporting clothing and jewelry provided by the event’s sponsors. The event also includes a charity auction in which attendees are given an opportunity to bid on items, which this year included a Tissot watch designed by Danica Patrick.
Some of the d/s events staff that participated in the 2006 CARA
Charities Indy 500 fashion show were:
Stage Manager: Bob Fernholz
Sound Engineer: Dave Surbrook
Lighting Designers: Lauren Groh & Lynsey Glassbrook
Video: Jef Keathley
Set Design and Construction: Christian Schneider, Gregory Paul, Matt Gasper, Nate Klan, Anna Gruesbeck, and Janelle Laangmack.