Cars 4 Kids is a charitable toy drive geared towards European, luxury and exotic car enthusiasts. This event is a chance for us to give back to the community and show our support to children in need. Cars 4 Kids allows participants to showcase their cars by driving through our beautiful state of Utah while raising money and toy contributions to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area, Inc.


Your toy contributions and monetary support will benefit the organization to comfort children during their stay at the Ronald McDonald House. Cars 4 Kids and the Ronald McDonald House have worked together to create the “Magic Room” that will contain all of the toys provided by Cars 4 Kids. This allows children to receive a Cars 4 Kids token when they arrive at the house. During their initial tour, children will visit the toy room and choose any toy in hopes to relieve any fear and provide comfort during this difficult time.



In 2008, we had a vision of uniting car enthusiasts and charity. With this simple idea, Cars 4 Kids saw its genesis. A small group of car fanatics got together one summer morning, driving the Wasatch Mountains on a mission to deliver car loads of toys to Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

This original group of people set the stage for what would be come the Cars 4 Kids event that exists today. While the number of cars and drivers were small, their hearts were set firmly in the idea that we could not only drive through Utah’s beautiful scenery we could also provide much needed happiness to children who are going through truly trying times.



After six years without a Cars 4 Kids event, it was time get drivers together again to benefit those in need. After much planning, on a warm day in September, a larger group of automotive enthusiasts gathered early in the morning and set out to drive the secluded and mountain roads of Utah. After a long day of driving the group arrived at Shriners Hospital for Children and delivered car loads of toys for the young patients.



With the event continuing to grow, so did the vision for Cars 4 Kids. In 2015,  Cars4Kids collaborated with the Ronald McDonald House in Salt Lake City, with an idea to create a special place for the children and families to escape the difficult time in their lives. This special place is called the Magic Room, which contains all of the toys donated by Cars 4 Kids.

This year, we welcomed over 73 vehicles and 150 people for a day of driving with over 2,500 toys filling their cars. With the sun sinking low in the sky, we  arrived at The Ronald McDonald House to enjoy dinner, live music, and activities for the children and their families.



Following up on 2015, C4K continued to grow. This year we enjoyed another wonderful breakfast at La Caille, explored The Uinta mountains, we crossed our first state line, and made our way to northern Utah to a lovely and lonely stretch of road on our way to Snow Basin. After enjoying lunch, we all set off South, with The Ronald McDonald House in our sights. After a great car show we all filled the Magic Room with thousands of toys and put smiles on countless faces. This would be a wrap on the Cars4Kids 2016 had come to an end.

We are continually humbled by the our amazing sponsors, participants, locations, and roads we have the great opportunity to explore. Until next time.