The Third Annual Festival of Speed ​​and Style Returns May 22-23

(John David Coppola)

Alexandria, VA – Inspired by the classic style of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, the Old Town Festival of Speed ​​& Style presented this year by Burke & Herbert Bank has found a third gear. Saturday night, before the classic car and fashion show, Jason and Loren Yates hosted the High octane bullet in their newly renovated art-deco building at 510 N. Fayette Street, home to the Yates Collision Center.

(Mount Durham)
(Steven Halperson/Tisara Photography)
(Steven Halperson/Tisara Photography)
(Steven Halperson/Tisara Photography)
(Steven Halperson/Tisara Photography)
(Steven Halperson/Tisara Photography)
(Steven Halperson/Tisara Photography)
(Steven Halperson/Tisara Photography)
(Steven Halperson/Tisara Photography)
(Steven Halperson/Tisara Photography)
(Steven Halperson/Tisara Photography)
(Steven Halperson/Tisara Photography)
(Steven Halperson/Tisara Photography)
(Steven Halperson/Tisara Photography)
(Steven Halperson/Tisara Photography)
(Lucelle O’Flaherty)

“Some of the organizers did a photo shoot at our Yates Collision Center earlier in the year and asked to use it for the upcoming prom,” said Jason Yates, Sr. “I thought it was crazy, but we said yes, and many dollars later we had it transformed into an upscale place that the Yates family is proud of. We restored the building, it’s beautiful, we even added chandeliers for this thing.” The evening was adorned with glitzy dresses, sleek tuxedos and classic cars inside and out, all for the love of automobiles and for give back!

On Sunday, exotic cars filled blocks of King Street, N Royal and N Fairfax, surrounding Market Square as the sounds of Lowball moved the crowds to the beat. The festival kicked into high gear with a fashion demo hosted by celebrity Monte Durham (Say yes to the dress-Atlanta) of the Salon Monte d’Alexandrie.

(John David Coppola)
(John David Coppola)
(John David Coppola)

All events benefit nonprofits USO Washington-Baltimore and Alexandria ALIVE! and the Campagna Center. USO Washington-Baltimore provides much-needed support to American service members and their families. LIVING! is dedicated to the fight against poverty and hunger. The Campagna Center gives children and families the tools to thrive and succeed.

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