Philanthropist interrupts media interview for 8-year-old Lamborghini fan
Ghostrider is an anonymous philanthropist who keeps his identity hidden behind a mask and a veil of secrecy. A legend in the car scene, he belongs to a car club called North Face Rally, based out of the Toronto area. This car club has 300 members, all with high powered cars. They use their cars for more than just their own enjoyment, making dreams come true for deserving individuals. They also work hard to support charity and community events. They are often referred to as “The Fast and the Generous”.
At a Christmas toy drive recently, Ghostrider saw an opportunity to make a young fan very happy. In the middle of an interview with the media, he noticed that 8 year old Parker was interested in his brand new, lime green Lamborghini. It’s a Huracan Performante, and to car enthusiasts like this young fellow, it’s one of the most beautiful exotic cars in the world. Ghostrider opened the door and invited Parker to have a seat, start the car and rev the engine. Parker was absolutely thrilled. The media loved the moment as well and their reaction only increased the excitement for Parker.
Watching the interaction between Ghostrider and Parker was heart warming. Ghostrider may now be an extremely successful business man and entrepreneur, but he started from nothing and he remembers very well the thrill of his first super car experience. He simply can’t resist taking a moment to give this fan an experience of his own. Parker has a huge smile on his face, and if the mask didn’t block our view, we would see an even bigger smile on Ghostrider’s face. After this moment, Ghostrider ensured that Parker received a ride in his Lamborghini and his bright red Ferrari.
Ever so humble, Ghostrider will speak to anyone and invite anyone to sit in his cars, take pictures, or video, and he sincerely enjoys each opportunity to brighten somebody’s day. He has loaned his cars out to make dreams come true for cancer survivors and other deserving people who have impressed or inspired him with their courage.
This event was a toy rally for Sick Kids hospital and various shelters in the Toronto and Peterborough area. Having struggled to fit all of the toys in their tiny super cars, they enlisted the help of a very generous Brinks guard, named Wes Patterson, who runs his own Christmas toy drive, Toys for Joy. Wes and a partner roll out their biggest Brinks armored car each year, and escorted by a convoy of exotic cars, they make their way to a Toys R Us store for the biggest toy shopping spree of the season. Safely guarded, these toys are distributed that day to children who might not have a reason to smile at Christmas.
The car club members are like kids themselves as they fill their carts full of gifts. Speaking from the heart, they tell us that most of them remember the time when they, themselves were not as fortunate, and they want to help the community and the children in the best way they know how. These big-hearted people have also been seen rocketing people around a closed track at full throttle, in exchange for donations to Cops for Cancer. They’ve gotten together to take people for rides after surgery, donated car experiences for a Down Syndrome fundraiser, and made donations to countless other charities.
Ghostrider and his car club are perfect examples of people who understand the importance of giving back. Parker will never forget his meeting with Ghostrider and the experience with the cars, and Ghostrider will not forget meeting Parker.
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