Durban and IBV Supercar Club makes World History!
The IBV Supercar club has broken a new Guinness World Record for the most amount of money for charity raised by a parade of supercars. Two hundred supercar owners came together in Durban to give two hundred young orphans a once in a lifetime experience and set a new Guinness World Record by raising just over R1 million!
The aim was to raise the most amount of money for charity by a parade of supercars.
The novel “give-back-to-charity- initiative” was put together by the IBV Supercar club – an elite group of luxury car owners.
Luxury cars lined up for the IBV Supercars club charity event on Sunday morning.
Two hundred shiny fast cars lined Durban’s Golden Mile under the blazing Sunday morning sun. The cars were carrying precious cargo, two hundred young orphans from KwaZulu-Natal that would be chauffeur-driven along the picturesque M4 coastal highway out of Durban and to Salt Rock on the north coast. The children said it was an experience of a life time. “I’m very excited and it was a great experience I really enjoyed it. The cars are really cool, the rims and the engines mostly the V8’s are my favourite .I love the Lamborghinis just the shape,” says one of the children.
The ecstatic CEO of IBV International Vaults, Ashok Sewnarain was incredibly humbled and grateful to all those that participated in this record breaking attempt.He said the event was also a time for two worlds that would not ordinarily meet, to come together in the name of a good cause.
“There is the rich in the world and there is the poor. We want to create the platform and synergy so that this link between a supercar owner and an orphan, we want to create that platform of a bond of contact for conversation travelling for about 45 minutes and make an acute awareness and that’s when we can translate this to the super rich so that there is more equality in our community.”
“IBV would like to thank each and every individual, corporate, partner, volunteer and the media in making this a phenomenal success. Our aim was to raise more than R1million in a Supercar Parade and through the proud efforts of every single person and those that pledged money, we did it!”, he said.
The deserving beneficiaries of the event are UNICEF, Child Welfare South Africa, The Sunflower Fund and IBV Children’s VIP Day.
Mark McKinley, the Guinness World Records adjudicator, who flew in from London on Saturday said it was a never before attempted record.
“I have never seen such a phenomenal display of cars and was overwhelmed by the welcoming nature of Durban.” said McKinley.
IBV Humanity, the IBV Group’s CSI division was excited and honoured to have the First Lady Madam Thobeka Zuma, give an address at the event.
From Ferraris and Lamborghinis to Aston Martins and Porsches, supercar drivers came out in their numbers to lend a hand and a Sunday drive, all in the name of charity.
“I think it is our responsibility as the luxury brands of the world to give something back to charity. We live in a country with so much need so if we can give something back and give some kids some enjoyment for a day I think it is very special,” says one of the owners.
IBV International Vault’s next IBV Humanity project is the IBV Children’s VIP Day to be held on Saturday, 18th of October 2014. If you would like more information on how to participate, donate or volunteer, please go to www.internationalbankvault.com.