Luxury sports cars raced a CF-18 fighter jet in Cold Lake Alberta on the weekend of August 27th to raise funds for charity.
The Race the Base and Dream Wheels Weekend was a fund-raising event which featured a race between a Ferrari Enzo and a CF-18 Hornet fighter jet. The event was aimed at raising funds for four charitable institutions namely:
- The Military Families Support Society – the charity for the families of the members of the 4 Wing Cold Lake
- Breast Cancer - a national charity
- Heart for Health – the Cold Lake Hospital charity
- Bonnyville Health Foundation – a not for profit organization which raises funds for health programs in Bonnyville
Each driver had the rare opportunity of testing the maximum potential of their luxury sports cars on the runway of the Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake at the City of Cold Lake, Alberta. Seats in the luxury sports cars for a trip from Cold Lake to Bonnyville were auctioned off on Saturday to raise funds for the charities. Two hundred VIP tickets were also available at $500 each in order to gain access into the VIP tent, which was the starting area for the speed runs and was an exclusive area for VIPs and the drivers.
The event was highlighted by races between a CF-18 Hornet and a number of luxury sports cars. The race between the CF-18 Hornet and the Ferrari Enzo was the race of the day for Saturday.
Major Brian Dunsterville brought along his souped up M5 to the event while Zahir Rana tested the maximum potential of his $2,000,000 Ferrari Enzo at the runway of the Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake during the Race the Base and Dream Wheels Weekend.