Video: 4th Annual Caden’s Car Show

August 28, 2017  //  FOUND IN: News

For one day, children at U-M’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital got to leave hospital rooms to visit a car show designed just for them – on the hospital rooftop.

Among highlights: Climbing inside the yellow and red Whoville sedan from Ron Howard’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and sitting in the Optimus Prime vehicle from “Transformers: The Last Knight.”

More than 70 cars were part of the fourth annual Caden’s Car Show this year, an event that honors 11-year-old heart patient Caden Bowles. Caden, known for his contagious smile and uncanny love for cars, died in 2013 while waiting for a second heart transplant at Mott. The event gives Little Victors an extraordinary event to enjoy at the hospital while raising awareness for organ donation and congenital heart research.

Car ranged from classics like the 1960 bright blue Austin-Healy Sprite and 1960 Plymouth Fury to hot cars like the Rolls Royce Dawn and 2017 McLaren 570GT.

This year, children inside of the hospital who weren’t able to leave room also had the chance to experience some of the coolest cars through 360 videos using virtual reality viewers supported by the Harbaugh Fund.

Learn more at the Team Caden page.