The Dream Rides
At the heart of the 2017 SOAR & ROAR Festival were the Dream Rides, where Special Olympics Australia athletes and other people with an intellectual disability had the chance to experience the thrill of driving in a luxury or classic car.
In 2017, the morning rides saw 460 Dream Rides featuring seven iconic car brands depart from seven locations throughout NSW, arriving at Sydney Motorsport Park.
Throughout the afternoon, cars continued to roar around Sydney Motorsport Park, giving people with an intellectual disability the trill of a lap at Australia's home of motorsport.
Each car brand participated in fundraising for Special Olympics Australia, with the highest fundraiser leading the lap of honour around Sydney Motorsport Park. You can still donate to a car brand here.