Once in a lifetime Mitsubishi WRC ride offered for charity A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ride in a full 2007 specification Mitsubishi World Rally Car is being offered to the highest bidder, in aid of the CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) ...
Once in a lifetime Mitsubishi WRC ride offered for charity
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ride in a full 2007 specification Mitsubishi World Rally Car is being offered to the highest bidder, in aid of the CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) charity.
Simon Willis, Engine Event Engineer with Mitsubishi Motor Sports, came up with the idea of the charity auction to mark the tenth anniversary of the shock death from heart failure of his friend Andrew Gard, days before his 18th birthday, in July 1997.
The eBay auction, which can be found here,
is for a passenger ride on Saturday 23rd of June at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The car will be piloted by a professional World Rally driver, who is yet to be confirmed. The passenger ride will consist of 1 run up the famous Goodwood hill climb, and 1 run around the Goodwood rally stage.
The car is identical to those driven on WRC rallies this year by Toni Gardemeister, Xavier Pons and Juho Hanninen, and driven in previous years by Harri Rovanpera, Gilles Panizzi and Gigi Galli.
The winner of the auction will be provided with 2 entry tickets, and 1
car pass. All proceeds from this auction will be donated to the CRY
(Cardiac Risk in the Young) charity
As the auction began, Simon said: "At least 8 apparently fit and healthy young people aged 35 and under die suddenly in the UK each week from undetected heart conditions. We hope, through this auction, to raise money for screening programme in local communities, schools and sports clubs. We also want to raise awareness of the conditions that can lead to cardiac deaths in young people and fund medical research. It will be a real blast for the winner -- the kind of experience that money can't normally buy. Moreover, the winner will be doing their bit to help prevent more deaths like Andrew's."
-credit: matthew willis