San Diego’s most prestigious sports and exotic car charity event, "Cruise 4 Kids" Sports & Exotic Car Rally, is back at it again for it’s 6th Annual Poker Run with proceeds benefiting San Diego charitable organizations.  Scheduled for Saturday September 9, 2017, this year’s rally is already proving to be exciting and full of support from various San Diego groups that continue to build momentum for this year’s event.

Founded by Nino and Bianca Venturella, the Cruise 4 Kids “rally” is not a race, but a high end cruise limited to only 150 drivers. Some of the best sports and exotic cars from around the county, come out to show their support as “drivers” for the events highlights; CARS!  The Cruise 4 Kids event also features some of the most beautiful girls San Diego has to offer in support of the noted charity event.  This year’s model and talent agency partnership has been cultivated with Power Talent Agency, Inc. (dba POWER, located in Liberty Station and offering over 30 years of expertise in talent and model booking services that span the globe.  Lucky girls chosen to be one of 25 “Rally Girls” for 2017 are held to high standards of conduct and must be reliable, self-motivated, have outgoing personalities, and uphold a professional demeanor throughout the days activities. You can be certain that these beautiful and talented young ladies work hard to provide the right amount of excitement and enthusiasm throughout the day’s events that span the race’s 50 mile route from Start to Finish.  Rally Girls are integral to the success of the event and provide a fun environment to add to the quality and culture that has developed as part of the event’s now 6th year.  We are excited to work with POWER who will be heading our online and in-person casting calls (North & South County Casting Calls will be announced soon) and support coordination of the girls during the event.  We are excited that POWER will be donating their time and effort to support the children of San Diego County and we look forward to working with them and over 15 vendors for another fantastic philanthropic event.  

Rally Girls at Finish Line waiving checkered flags at drivers pull in. Photo by: JDixx Photography.

Team of Rally Girls at Il Fornaio Coronado Starting Line. Photo by: Chris Brake Photography

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CRUISE 4 KIDS is excited to partner with AutoAnything. Ryan Kartzke, eCommerce Manager, reached out to C4K for the opportunity to support a great cause and car enthusiasts as a Silver Sponsor. AutoAnything is one of America's largest and fastest growing online retailers of specialized automotive products. They only carry products manufactured by industry leaders who have earned their reputation for excellence, often with more than 20 to 50 years experience. Their custom and universal products are designed to provide protection, comfort, safety, style and enhanced performance for all cars, trucks, SUVs and vans. Some of their top products are custom wheels, interior protection products like car floor mats, and a wide range of performance parts.

Check out their latest commercial: WE LOVE TRUCKS.

Be sure to visit their website for all your automotive needs.




We are excited that Highline Autos Magazine featured an article on C4K in their Highline's Noteworthy page in their June issue. The June issue open the doors to the new McLaren 650S and was the exclusive magazine for the Rodeo Drive Concours D’Elegance that was held on Father's Day in Beverly Hills. READ ARTICLE

The Bugatti Dynamic Driving Experience

Cruise 4 Kids was invited to participate in the ultimate driving experience hosted by Bugatti. On Saturday, January 25th, five special guests were invited to drive one of the most expensive cars in the world, the Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse.

As we drove up the driveway of La Quinta Resort & Club, we could see in the distance a tangerine orange Vitesse parked in near the valet. A 2013 Grand Sport Vitesse sat in front teasing us like boy staring at his new shiny bicycle for the first time. In our rooms we found a welcome package with Bugatti branded polo & slippers, truffles, and welcome letter from the marketing team. The first line read, "In the next 24 hours you will enjoy a unique experience with the fastest car in the world." It then illustrated our agenda for the next 24 hours. For starters a cocktail hour with Bugatti executives and driving team. Then a gourmet dinner with the executives going over the history of the company and how their vehicles redefine the boundaries of technology.


In the morning we were transported to Bighorn Country Club where we met the driving team. The $2.8 million dollar tangerine orange Grand Sport Vitesse with black carbon fiber trim was parked ready for a spin. A custom matte white 2012 Veyron Grand Sport with red carbon fiber trim and red crocodile interior was parked nearby. We each drove the Vitesse for 45 minutes through the open roads around the resort. The heart pounding quad turbocharged W-16 engine producing 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 pound-feet of torque, allowing it to hit 62 mph in 2.6 seconds to go with a top speed of 255 mph finally became a reality. One guest joked that he "could now mark driving a Bugatti off his bucket list."

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Then we were transported to Thermal Airport where we had a private taxiway closed off for our high speed run. The executives greeted us at the foot of the taxiway in a large white tent with a catered lunch. A black and red Veyron Grand Sport was fueled ready to give us a once in a lifetime experience. The 3/4 mile taxiway had cones at the end where we were instructed to "test the stopping power." Each guest completed a trial run as a passenger and two runs as a driver. As we sat in the driver seat we were instructed to grip the steering wheel firmly, lift our foot off the brake, as soon as we felt it roll, slam on the gas and hold the pedal to the floor till we passed the cones. You could hear the turbos sucking in air as our heads pulled back into the headrests. Each run felt like a rocket ship taking off and then testing the stopping power of the massive ceramic brakes. You could see the huge spoiler shifted up through the rear view mirror as an air brake when we slammed on the brakes. The braking was just as impressive as power with its superior control and handling. We were clocking our runs with a top speed of 171 mph. If the taxiway was longer we could of easily hit 200mph... maybe next time :0) 

AuthorNino Venturella