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 |  Aug 26 2010, 9:59 AM

Later this week, a many as 100 high-powered exotics will partake in the first ever “Race the Base” charity fundraiser at the Canadian Forces base in Cold Lake, Alberta, culminating in a shootout between a CF-18 fighter jet an an 860-hp twin-turbo Ferrari Enzo.

The event is a collaboration between Calgary, AB exotic car sales and service center ZR Auto and CFB Cold Lake, with participants paying a $1,500 registration fee that will go towards supporting four different charities: Military Families Support Society, Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation, Bonnyville Health Foundation and Hearts for Health Care.

Registered owners will be able to test the speed of their cars on the 3.7 kilometer, 8-lane wide airstrip and the event will also include a car show, parade, a school for participating drivers, practice sessions and an appearance by the Snowbirds.

The “Race the Base” fundraiser will culminate in the Enzo vs CF-18 shootout, with speed freak and event organizer Zahir Rana (of ZR Auto) testing his “World’s Fastest Ferrari Enzo” against the fighter jet.

Those looking to buy tickets or participate can get more info at www.zrauto.ca.

The vent takes place at CFB Cold Lake August 27-28.

[Source: The Vancouver Sun]

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