Don’t you love hearing stories where someone that has been truly blessed, shares their blessings with others that may be in need and hurting. There is one such couple named Eric and Amity Peterson from Portland, Oregon that uses their supercar collection to help make sick children’s dreams come true by giving them the ride of a lifetime and an experience they will never forget.
Eric and Amity have been fortunate to have a very successful technology company. They have a real love for supercars and have obtained quite a collection. These guys decided to take their love of cars and use it in a very positive way by creating Dream Drive for Kids in Portland.
The Petersons state that Dream Drive for Kids is a “volunteer organization that is dedicated to brightening the lives of sick children by providing rides in exotic sports cars.” Many of the children that get to enjoy such a fabulous day are suffering from life threatening diseases such as cystic fibrosis, leukemia and heart disease. The Petersons hope is that this can help these children and their families think of something else besides hospitals and doctors for a little while and bring a smile to their face.
How the day works for the children is that the families let the Petersons know what type of car in their collection is their child’s favorite. They will meet up with the family and tell the child all about the car and then take them on a ride for about 30 minutes. All the while a video is recording the fabulous experience. There are also photos involved and the family is able to take away video footage and photos to remember their special day.
The Petersons have obtained quite a collection! Here are some of the cars the kids get to enjoy!
- 1965 A.C. Cobra (Superformance replica)
- 1969 Porsche 912
- 1979 Porsche (930) Turbo
- 2006 Ferrari F430 F1 Spider
- 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
- 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
- 2014 BMW M4
- 2015 Porsche 911 (991) Turbo S
- 2015 BMW i8
The Peterson’s goal is to continue to brighten others days as well as help other supercar collectors start a Dream Drive for Kids in their area. What a fabulous story of giving that these families will never forget. Read this article for more detailed information regarding this amazing story.
At Bryant Motors, we enjoy knowing that these kids are benefitting from a supercar collection! We may not sell a lot of sports type of cars but we have plenty of amazing cars for great deals. If you’re in the market for a vehicle, we would love to be of service to you! To learn more about new or pre-owned cars in the Whiteman AFB and Warrensburg area contact us at 660-826-270 or come on down to our lot at 2901 S. Limit (US Hwy 65) in Sedalia today.