The full recap video for Ride2Revive’s 9th annual Track Event is finally here! Looking back at this event and seeing the magical expressions of awe on our children’s faces makes us confident in our mission to create never-ending Miles of Smiles on the Road to Recovery! With over 100 exotic cars in attendance, like a Ferrari F50, a Lamborghini Huracan Performante, a Porsche 911 GT3RS, a Pagani Huayra, and a Bugatti Veyron Supersports, our kids and their families had a blast as they ripped around the iconic Homestead-Miami Speedway! Thank you to all of the amazing volunteer drivers and amazing support staff for making this our best event yet. Learn more about our non-profit by visiting us at www.ride2revive.org !
On Sunday, January 27th, 2019, Ride2Revive (founded in 2011, by Brett & Brooke David, siblings, and owners of Prestige Imports in North Miami Beach) welcomed over 50 children with life-threatening medical conditions, and their families, to enjoy an unforgettable, adrenaline filled afternoon on the track. Prestige Imports provided the Lamborghini’s and other exotic supercars, along with generous volunteers, who brought their own vehicles, to support this unique and altruistic foundation.
Practically growing up in their Prestige Imports showroom, Brett & Brooke had always seen the excitement of other children when they would come in and see their extraordinary selection of exotic automobiles. After their own father passed away from a sudden heart attack in 2007, they wanted to give back and share their world of luxury supercars with children battling cancer and other illnesses.
The year was 2017 and it was the first year of hosting our annual track event at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Brett David & Brooke David, owners of Prestige Imports Bring Luxury Racetrack Experience to Terminally Ill Children.
Ride2Revive t-shirts, hats & wristbands will be given to the children as soon as they arrive and then the real fun begins. These children and their families will have the opportunity to be driven in exotic supercars that will include the brand new Lamborghini (including the new Aventador), Ferrari, Lotus, Cobra and others on a racetrack set up just for them. GoPro cameras will be installed on certain vehicles to capture these exciting moments. Our own videographer will interview those children who are not camera shy. Numerous photographers from local publications will also be attending. South Beach Photo Booth Company will be there taking personalized photos of the children and then providing them with special memorable keepsakes.
The hood of a Lamborghini will be wrapped with a clear coat which will enable the children to sign their names with colored markers right on the car. This car went on display that week at the TRUMP International Beach Resort in Sunny Isles Beach for the Kids vs. Cancer fundraising GALA.
A Ferrari came soaring past the test track’s checkered flags flapping at the finish line. As the bright red sports car rumbled to a stop, the passenger door opened accompanied by a shout of pure joy heard over the sound of the engine, “I just rode in a Ferrari! This is the best day of my life!” said a boy as he was unbuckled from his seat.
We don’t know his whole story, but I can tell you that he is 11-years old, having just completed a chemo session in his fight with cancer. He had come to the raceway to experience his dream thanks to Ride2Revive, a charity I hold dear in my heart.
His face, so full of excitement and happiness for those few minutes was such a powerful reminder to me how truly fortunate we are. My wish is that no matter the obstacles, we remember to approach life with the same joy and unbridled enthusiasm of that child with cancer.
Thank you so much for everything. The truth is Angelo hadn’t smiled in a full week because he was in the hospital for a side effect of the chemo. When I posted the photos of the day with you, everyone commented that he was smiling. People like you and your organization have come out of the woodwork to help us, and I can’t thank you enough.