Sportscar owners pay tribute at young petrolhead's funeral
Over 10.000 sports cars and 70 motorcycles gathered in Missouri to escort the young enthusiast on his last ride
We are all on this site because we enjoy one thing: cars. We can all appreciate a good looking machine, whether fast, practical, or just ridiculous. We are all part of the wider motoring family.
14-year-old Alec Ingram, from Missouri, USA, lost his four year battle with bone cancer earlier this month.
His last wish was that a procession of sportscars of all kinds, escorted him trough his last trip which happened last Sunday. More than 2,100 cars and 70 motorcycles from many states across the USA including California, FL & NY escorted him to his final resting place
Just like a big family...
During his fight against cancer he never lost his joy and his passion for sportscars, motorcycles and any motor vehicle which he enjoyed whenever he could
His illness did not go unnoticed by the car community, likewise he met many who would dedicate their time to raising awareness for his cause.
Social media and the charity organisation 'Sydney's Soldiers Always' started spreading the story across the US, and Alec was joined by an amazing collection of cars and motorcycles for his final ride.
...The car community gathered for his last ride.
On the day of his funeral, more than 10.000 cars and 70 motorcycles congregated in St. Louis, and formed a massive funeral entourage in which even the local police had to stop traffic.
The logistics of the procession were arranged by Sidney`s soldiers always and so Misfit Toys Car club arranged the cars and the trip to where the burial would take place.
'Sydney's Soldiers Always' is an organisation that tries to fulfil the wishes of children suffering from terminal illnesses, this organisation was founded originally by Dana Christian Manley, a woman whose daughter was diagnosed with cancer only two months before Alec. The girl's last wish was for her entourage to be made up of motorcycles. Dana got down to work and gathered over 3,500 motorcycles for her funeral.