Awesome cars, check! Flavorful cigars, check! Music and libations, check! Not just another Saturday on Red Rum Drive, but rather home to the August Cars and Cigars event at none other than Automotive Quality Solutions. The event drew car enthusiasts from far and wide to show off their amazing cars, to walk the aisles, and to be able to get up close and personal with the owners and talk shop, as it pertained to their showpiece vehicles of course.

    Automotive Quality Solutions Owner Daryl Collette was thrilled to play host to the owners of such amazing cars. His shop has long catered to vehicles just like the ones on display at the monthly Cars and Cigars events. “I was honored to be able to open my doors and welcome Cars and Cigars to our shop,” said Collette. “We loved having such committed car enthusiasts displaying their cars right in front of our warehouse and we could not have been more pleased to partner with such a worthwhile charity.”

The proceeds from the August event benefitted Saving Loudoun’s Littles – One Car Seat at a Time. This organization promotes car seat safety awareness and inspections across Loudoun County. In addition, the nonprofit provides education to caregivers about the proper installation of car seats for the age and weight of the child and the vehicle it is being installed in. Arianna Wright, the 16-year-old founder of Saving Loudoun’s Littles said, “We are thankful to the organizers and participants of the Cars and Cigars event for helping us to raise much-needed funds for our cause. Every dollar we collect is used to either train new technicians or purchase seats for deserving families.” More information about Saving Loudoun’s Littles and a complete list of events can be found on the group’s Facebook page here.

Saving Loudouns Littles

Arianna Wright, Founder of Saving Loudoun’s Littles

Many prizes were awarded throughout the day with the top prize being an Opti-Coat Pro Plus, donated by Automotive Quality Solutions. This service offers permanent protection for paint, wheels, hard plastic, chrome and aluminum trim. For more information on Opti-Coat click here.

Musical performer and Loudoun County resident Ted Garber kept everyone in the rockin’ spirit with his “Blues Americana Rock” music set.

12 Tables Fine Dining and Grubbers Food Truck were on-site to feed the hungry car enthusiasts.

The perfect blend of cars, cigars and automobile enthusiasts

Nick Hopler of Cars and Cigars chats with Ted Garber

The perfect blend of cars, cigars and automobile enthusiasts

Center, Daryl Collette, president of Automotive Quality Solutions with Antonio and Jorge Concepcion

About Automotive Quality Solutions: Established in 2012 by Loudoun County resident and serial entrepreneur Daryl Collette, AQS offers premium detailing, reconditioning, paintless dent repair, paint protection, and cosmetic body restoration to private individuals and car dealerships throughout Northern Virginia. AQS maintains a 15,000 square-foot facility in Ashburn full of state-of-the-art equipment, including a curing booth and a whole-car photography stage.

In 2017, AQS was honored by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce as its Innovative Business of the Year. Come visit our shop at 21670 Red Rum Drive, Suite 149, Ashburn, VA, for a tour of our facilities. Learn more about AQS at and call 571-291-9401 or drop by to make an appointment.

AQS is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday (for estimates, dropoffs, and pickups) from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.