Cars for Charity: Dutch ‘Droomrit voor het leven’ featuring many Astons

Last Saturday, September 29, the thirteenth edition of the Cars for Charity event “Droomrit voor het leven” (Dream ride for Life) was held in the Netherlands.
The first edition took place in 2000. A student from the IVA business school decided to combine sport cars and children with health problems. For one day, children between the ages of 12 and 17, can forget their illness and have the day of their lives as a passenger in a true dream car.

‘Droomrit voor het leven’ is an annual event and only 50 cars can participate. Brand or year do not matter, what matters is that the cars are exclusive (so a limited amount of Porsches :-)) and that the children see them as dream cars.
This years’ list of cars showed a massive amount of Aston Martins, including two very colorful V12 Vantages, Alwin’s Fire Red and his Flame Orange brother.

The participating Astons:

  • Aston Martin DB9
  • Aston Martin DBS
  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage
  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster
  • Aston Martin V12 Vantage (x2)
  • Aston Martin Vanquish S

The event was held at the IVA Business school. Due to the excellent weather, a lot of visitors showed up at the start and finish to see all these beauties together.
The Astons were in pretty good company with a Bentley, Ferraris, Jaguars, Lamborghinis and two spectacular Mercs: a SLR McLaren and the SLS AMG. And of course some Porsches but only the special ones, including a Carrera GT.

Touring the country side

After teaming up with your passenger for the day, all drivers and kids started on a scenic tour through the countryside. The passenger was the navigator and had to give instructions to his driver. Everyone made it to the lunch location, where some parents joined their kids for lunch.

Deelen Air Base

After lunch all cars drove in convoy to the Military Aviation Site Deelen. As intermezzo, drivers and passengers were treated to a model plane show, which was a lot of fun.
But the best part of the day was having a free airstrip and 50 fast cars for sprints!

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