I’m used to 4 legged horse power so when the opportunity arose to experience a different kind I jumped on it. Because of Horsepower Therapy I attended Camaro Fest in Bowling a Green, Kentucky and was able to get up close and personal with not only amazing machines, but some of the coolest veterans and civilians that I’ve ever met. I rode shotgun on the auto cross course, 5 times in 4 different vehicles. The tops was my ride along in the Magnuson Supercharger Camaro. No one could wipe the smile from my face. Such a thrill. On top of being one of the best days of my life, the most touching part was the fact that I was nominated by another veteran to attend this event with Horsepower Therapy. HPT asks the community to nominate a deserving veteran to join them at individual events that they take part in across the country. They cover quite a bit of ground too. I can’t wait to nominate another brother or sister to share the experience.
I am a veteran of the USAF who suffers from PTSD and a dual finger amputation. While I have been through multiple therapists, nothing (for me) beats getting outside and talking amongst other Veterans. Brian with Horsepower Therapy had reached out to me last June and said he had tickets available to watch some races at Bandimere Speedway and asked if I wanted to get some Vets together to come down!
This was an amazing time as not only did I get to experience the thrill of drag racing once again(had not been since I was a kid!), but I was there with 6 other Veterans and their families(and 2 active duty soldiers)! I cannot thank HPT enough for reaching out and bringing us into this event. The sights and sounds of the engines truly brought back great memories of my childhood and all of us that attended all had stories to share!
Brian is an absolutely amazing man and running a phenomenal program that truly benefits Veterans through horsepower!!!
Thank you so much!
My first experience with HPT was 3 or so years ago when we went to an Adams polishes car care workshop hosted by Horsepower Therapy with a group from Wounded Warrior Project. Now fast forward I’m retired just moved to a new town with a very small veteran community. I felt out of place and not connected. Then out of the blue boom HPT is coming to the speedway. Of course I want to go. Not only did we have a great time, but I met some fellow vets and now I feel secure where I am at. Thank you so much can’t wait to hang out again at the track...