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The Driven Project lends a hand to special kids

The organization gives ‘supercar therapy’ to children who are battling heavy life challenges


On Thursday morning at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Las Vegas a group of truly special VIPs got a chance to ride across the auction stage in a supercar. The Driven Project provides special kids with supercar therapy and a chance to be on stage at the iconic classic car auction.

The Driven Project is an international non-profit organization with one goal in mind: to provide ‘supercar therapy’ to children who are battling heavy life challenges,” per a Driven Project release. “We do this by teaming up with local law enforcement agencies across America and Canada to provide once-in-a-lifetime police-escorted supercar experiences.

Image courtesy of Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions

“The goal is to provide these amazing kids with an adrenaline-filled escape from reality, a boost to help them stay strong through their battles, and create memories they will cherish forever.”

The VIPs embarked on a supercar adventure that began by crossing Barrett-Jackson’s auction block in the passenger seat of a supercar. Each child received a hero’s welcome, were introduced to those in attendance by longtime Barrett-Jackson television personality Rick DeBruhl and took pictures from the block with the supercars. Following the excitement on stage, the VIPs enjoyed a police-escorted cruise down Las Vegas Boulevard in their supercars before they returned to the West Hall for a day of family fun at the auction.

Image courtesy of Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions

The Driven Project provided smiles, fun and excitement for an amazing group of kids facing an incredibly tough battle. There weren’t a lot of dry eyes in the audience on Thursday morning, but there was hope.

David P. Castro
David P. Castro
The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.



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