Sometimes, when bad things happen, it’s solely for good people to gather and show their true colors. When the bright red Honda EU2000i generator was stolen from the RIVA Racing booth at this past final round of the HydroDrags, moods were soured pretty quickly. RIVA does quite a bit to support the industry – particularly in the realm of racing, and for such a petty theft to occur was a pretty low moment.
That was when Adam Barbanell stood up and started rousing the HyroDrag racing community to help either locate the missing generator and/or raise the funds necessary for it to be replaced. While the whereabouts of the little red Honda generator remained a mystery, the online community quickly gathered the moneys through a separate PayPal account to replace the generator within a breakneck speed of 12 hours!
RIVA Racing Marketing Director Mike Hodges wrote, “I can’t thank everyone enough for coming together to help replace the stolen generator. We are very fortunate to have such a close-knit and supportive group. Proud to be a part of the HydroDrag family!”
It’s reassuring to know that while there are some who would take advantage of others, there’s so many more who are wiling to give of their own to help another. It’s just another reminder of the quality of people within the PWC community.