On a wonderful Spring day in September 2014, Christian meet his hero, V8 Champion Craig Lowndes. Christian who is in the final stage of Brain Cancer, is a lifelong fan of V8’s. His wife Frances contacted The Orange Pigeon Inc. to see if we could do something special for Christian and hoped we could help Christian meet his hero.
We were able to secure some great VIP tickets to Sandown’s V8’s Supercar race in the Engine Room and with the help from two wonderful men Adam and Ryan from AME Management, who went to all lengths to help Christian's day to be incredible. This included organising a grid walk just prior to the race, an amazing behind the scenes tour in the workshops getting up and close to the V8's he loves so much and topping it all off meeting Craig Lowndes for a photo opportunity in front of Craig's 888 car.
Christian’s wish of meeting Craig along with Steve Richards was also achieved earlier in the day with the wonderful help from Claire Balmer who worked tirelessly to arrange this for Christian. Two wonderful meetings with Christian's hero was an incredible outcome for him.
Frances said “Christian had a fantastic time, for me the most enjoyment came from seeing Christian so happy and the excitement gave him so much energy.” Thank you to AME Management, Craig Lowndes and his management along with Steve Richards, V8 Supercars & V8 Supercars Fan Group who have helped make this day a reality for Christian.
RIP Christian 26 February 1974 - 21 January 2015