Thousands of cars, bikes and trucks will converge at Lime Rock racetrack next weekend to benefit those who were affected by last year's Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting. But this isn't just a local event, as more than 2,800 riders will be traveling to the event in convoys from as far away as Texas to support the cause.

George "Spikes" LeGrice, of Massachusetts, is credited with organizing the event that all started coming together after LeGrice launched a Facebook page (Spikes Ride for Sandy Hook) to bring attention to his cause. Word traveled quickly, as motoring enthusiasts were eager to help those in need while enjoying a car show, live music, a drifting exhibition, a motorcycle stunt show and an Eastern Motor Racing Association track event at the end of the ride.

Proceeds from the event (cars/bikes are $15, trucks are $10 and general admission is $5) will benefit:
  • EverWonder Children's Museum – A children's museum planned for Newtown with the goal of helping area children challenge their minds in an informal, fun environment.
  • Sandy Hook Family Healing Fund – Started by parents in Newtown, the fund assists the survivors from the two classrooms where the shootings took place.
  • Adopt A Sandy Hook Cop – Started by Mother's Embrace Yoga, the fund supports the officers of the Newtown Police Department, some of the first responders.
The show, held in both the infield and outfield, is set for 10 am to 6 pm April 13 at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut. Those who would like to participate are encouraged to visit the event's Facebook page.


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      miles
      • 1 Year Ago
      My heart goes out to those victims and their families at Sandy Hook, but I really don't understand these charities for this particular cause. A few weeks back I heard a news report of a Sandy Hook school administrator telling the news they don't need support from charities - just space and time to heal. So naturally this got me thinking... What does this community need that these charities are providing? They moved to a different building, and they have some expenses for grief counselors and such, but otherwise they don't need money or supplies. The tragedy cost lives, but very little materially or financially. So...what exactly are the Sandy Hook charities for? Might want to look into where the money is going.
        Robe Stetson
        • 1 Year Ago
        @miles
        I agree with some of what you're saying, but I think their hearts are in the right places. As the article said, most of this will likely go to the children's museum. You're absolutely right - no amount of money can approach giving these people what was taken from them, but I think people generally want to feel like their helping somehow. This doesn't seem like an unhealthy reaction to me.
          AXEL
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Robe Stetson
          Unfortunately hearts in the right places is a slippery slope that sinks into political debate. While I'm glad the funds are being spent on our youth, I believe the dollar could possibly travel farther on youth that aren't as well-off...
      UnTreelike
      • 1 Year Ago
      Adding or subtracting guns won't help. There is this little thing called MENTAL HEALTH that genuinely makes a difference in the lives of would be miscreants. Fund it.
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          Sir Duke
          • 1 Year Ago
          So, moron #1 (Laser) throws up an idiotic post, and moron #1a (Sea Urine) goes of the rails in support of moron #1.
        Robe Stetson
        • 1 Year Ago
        You can be pro-gun without being demeaning to the families of this tragedy, or assuming that any effort to help them carries a leftist agenda. While gun controlists will always use tragedies like this to their political advantage I think people for the most part simply want to help. Using the proceeds to help children that are affected by other potentially lethal maladies (like cancer) is a great idea, but it's not a reason to criticize these people.
          Chris
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Robe Stetson
          Exactly!! I'm as pro-gun rights as the next guy, but that does not change the fact that this incident occurred. I think Laser is being a little hypocritical here. You can't cry about media bias, and then turn around and basically imply that the families of the shooting victims should be ignored because it goes against the grain of his political beliefs. I tend to be a little more conservative myself, and I'm embarrassed by posts like his. In my mind, he's no different from the opportunists out there trying to use such incidences for political gain. The families of the victims deserve respect, and all of the help they can get.
      Lucas
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Sandy Hook massacre has horrified me from the second I heard about it, how a mentally ill man could gain access to semi automatic weapons and use them for such an atrocious act is beyond me. Back on topic, it sounds like there are going to be a lot of amazing classics and cars. I live far away so I won't be able to go, shame really. nepcil.com Just Write!
        Robe Stetson
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Lucas
        Right... if only he wasn't mentally ill, and had used manually operated firearms. Or a bomb. Or a can of gas. It happens with guns, it happens without guns. It happens here, it happens in Europe, the Middle East and in Asia. How is that beyond you?
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          @Robe Stetson
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          icemilkcoffee
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Robe Stetson
          Except it happens a lot more with guns. It also happens a lot more in America. Feel free to pretend otherwise though.
        Car Guy
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Lucas
        He murdered his mother and stole her guns. No law in the world would have prevented a madman from using stolen guns to commit his crimes.
          icemilkcoffee
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Car Guy
          Actually this would have been impossible in Japan because her mother would not have had a gun in Japan. More guns in the hands of civillians = more guns in the hands of psycho/criminals. It\'s as simple as that.
      paddleshifterz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Of Course the extremist liberal gun control freaks will use this as an excuse to throw the 2nd amendment out the window. The 2nd amendment gives me unlimited access to military style weapons, the exact same weapons the government uses. It was written so that when our government eventually turns into a communist Muslim jJihadist socialist state, we gun owners can go and overthrow the government, and with Obama in power, it's gonna happen very soon. NO BACKGROUND CHECKS! LEGALIZE FULLY AUTOMATIC WEAPONS!
      tmspitrow
      • 1 Year Ago
      great idea. wish i was closer,to enter. hope it raises a lot of money. best wishes to all.
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