Dec 16, 2013
Rüsselsheim. A small car for a great cause. Today (17 December) the ‘Opel ADAM & Vale for charity’ auction is launched on eBay. The funds raised in the auction will be donated to the Meyer Children’s Hospital Foundation – Meyer O.N.L.U.S. in Florence. The unique and funky car was completed in three months by Opel brand ambassador Valentino “Vale” Rossi and star designer Aldo Drudi. Aldo Drudi redesigned the livery and interior that is now fitted with Dainese leather. Just as visible is the creative influence of Valentino Rossi. The star of the Moto GP championship, who is also known by his nickname “The Doctor”, has added his own personal touches to the individualization champion with numerous ideas. Therefore, for example, Rossi’s racing number 46 in neon colors adorns the exterior while his own signature is written across the hood.
Valentino Rossi is excited to be part of the project: “I am very happy that the car has turned out so well and I hope to be able to participate in further projects: Together we can do a lot to support the children’s hospital foundation Meyer O.N.L.U.S.” says Rossi.
The Meyer O.N.L.U.S children’s hospital offers a distinct approach that focuses on the child and his/her wellbeing and at the same time places emphasis on a number of activities that ensure the quality of the child’s stay in hospital and that of the family. The hospital warmly welcomes the ‘Opel ADAM & Vale for Charity’ initiative – Tommaso Langiano, Director-General of the University Hospital Meyer and President of the Meyer Foundation says: “Opel together with Valentino Rossi and Aldo Drudi have shown us an act of generosity for which we express our heartfelt gratitude. The funds will be used for the activities of our games room, where children can play, participate in lessons and learn to read with the help of professional educators.”