Paul Walker & Roger Rodas Memorial Cruise & Dyno Day for Reach Out World Wide

Monday, December 30, 2013

So this weekend was great for both car enthusiasts as well as Paul Walker fans.  Most people who enjoy the car scene can say they enjoyed watching the different Fast and Furious movies over the years.   Paul Walker's love of cars both on and off screen wasn't his only passion in life.  

Walker started his own charity, Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW)  after being part of a relief team that responded to the Haiti earthquakes aftermath in 2010.  He noticed a gap between the availability of resources and the personnel requirements in post-disaster situations.  

After his volunteer trip, he and a group of his friends formed ROWW.  ROWW is a network of professionals with first responder skills (heavy equipment operation, EMT, paramedic, firefighting, healthcare, logistics,and project management to name a few) that can provide their expertise when disasters strike.  

 In an effort to accelerate relief efforts on a worldwide basis, ROWW operates on the philosophy that by making a difference in just one person's life, the world has been changed for the better.  

After news of Paul's passing, car groups, clubs, and enthusiasts all over the country began to organize meets in his memory.   And locally, a growing Central Pennsylvania  car community known as Boosted Beauties did the same, but took it one step further by teaming up with a local tuning shop, InnovativeMotorWorks to offer discounted dyno pulls with all proceeds from the entire event going to Paul's Charity. 

Boosted Beauties began in 2012 in an effort to give car enthusiasts a place to chat, connect with each other, and purchase quality car parts from over 150 brands.  Chad Anderson, the man behind the group is always eager to raise money for charity with Boosted Beauties events.   This time was NO different.   

Photo Credit: Alex Sheldon 
 The event began in a mall parking lot in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.   After everyone assembled, the cruise to InnovativeMotorWorks in Carlisle took place.  It was so nice to see MOST peoples being respectful and still staying out of the way of regular traffic. 
Photo Credit: Alex Sheldon

Here's my friend Vince's Supra! 

There were some awesome cars at the meet, but what was really amazing is the turnout of people to show their support of Paul's cause.   Around 400 people showed up throughout the day, whether it was to look at cars, get some pulls in on the Dyno, or just grab a bite to eat and chat with other car enthusiasts. 


Photo Credit: Sidewayz Photography

Photo Credit: Alex Sheldon
Photo Credit: Benjamin Troxell
Photo Credit: Benjamin Troxell

Photo Credit: Benjamin Troxell

This is my friend Konrad's M3 on the Dyno. 

Boosted Beauties was able to raise $2,031 for Reach Out Worldwide!   It was a fun day for a good cause and I look forward to the next Boosted Beauties event.

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