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Riding Into Memories

February 11, 2019


Senior Kassandra Shull and her cousin Josh Lamb holding a trophy for best truck and a peoples choice trophy. Photo courtesy of Kassandra Shull.

Doing something you love comes naturally if you’ve grown up making memories with it, and senior Kassandra Shull has grown up with family traditions of racing and car showings. Her love for cars started when she was born into a family of mechanics. Her father and grandfather own an auto wrecker service, Gary Shull Auto Repairing, in Fluvanna County.

In addition to participating in car shows and races, Shull and her family often earn trophies for the best car and truck when they compete. However, the shows Shull attends are not just for earning trophies and rewards; many also raise money for important causes. For example, in 2017, her aunt and family decided to raise money for the Fluvanna County high school football team, raising funds for new jerseys and equipment. “It was lots of fun. It was an amazing turnout and we raised a lot of money,” said Shull.

Another of her favorite memories is when her family attended a race for a little girl who had cancer. A car was painted in the girl’s honor, written with her name and the names of those donating money for her. The event also offered a raffle for a power wheels car. Shull’s aunt won the car and donated it  to the little girl, along with the money that was raised so that she could take a trip to Disney World.

Shull said that she and her family members most enjoy watching Novas and Corvettes. She also loves the stories her grandpa tells her about each car and how they connect to each family member. “I think my love of cars makes me feel closer to my family. It’s something that each of us love and it brings us together,” she said.

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    Shelia GentryFeb 12, 2019 at 4:38 PM

    You have been blessed to be part of a very Special family. You were born into a car family. Sure glad you like them. Many memories made together doing what comes naturally. Having fun while helping others. What a wonderful story about you and the Family. Much love from your Great Aunt.

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    Sabrina LambFeb 11, 2019 at 5:16 PM

    Kassandra, Thank you! Yes, we are a family that loves cars but more importantly, WE ARE A “FAMILY” THAT ENJOYS HELPING OTHERS! Trophy’s are just plastic as we say, yes, it’s nice to be recognized for hard work for a hobby we love doing together as a family but the honor and true reward is helping someone in need! The years it takes to build a nice ride is called making memories as Grandpa talks about, the joy is truly behind getting into the dirt and grime and the laughs and time spent together. You and your brother along with your cousins Josh and Justin are raised a bit old school but reading this shows that everything we as a family have tried to teach you all has paid off! Carry on the memories and keep spreading joys of our hobby with your friends. Love your Aunt!

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    Gary Shull and Merica Jo ShullFeb 11, 2019 at 4:51 PM

    Kassandra I just love this. It brought tears to my eyes thinking of all these memories we hold as a family.. Grandma loves you!