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DAD drives with Custom Cars and Coffee Melbourne, 2019
DAD drives with Custom Cars and Coffee Melbourne, 2019

May 25th, 2019. As we charged head-long into winter, beanies were donned and kids were crammed into back seats as we made our way out to Mulgrave to meet up with the Custom Cars and Coffee Melbourne crew for our second partnered event. The entry list was bulging, with 57 cars entered (and several more filling the Village Green car…

ATRC – 2019 Lake Mountain Sprint Tour
ATRC – 2019 Lake Mountain Sprint Tour

The last Australian Tarmac Rally Tour event for the 2018-19 season was completed recently at Lake Mountain in Victoria. Our ambassador Paul Maric brought along the Tesla Model S and was amazed at the EV’s ability to perform strongly throughout the day. Valued Drive Against Depression community member Niko French took these images for us. A wonderful event in a fantastic…

Autumn Charity Drive 2019 – returning to roots… and routes.
Autumn Charity Drive 2019 – returning to roots… and routes.

Back to the beginning The Drive Against Depression autumn charity drive for 2019 started from familiar territory – the Gembrook Bakery. It was here that the very first Drive Against Depression started, back in early 2017. Back then, it was a bloke (me) who was struggling. I had recently acquired my Renault Sport Clio 182 Cup and was revelling in…

ATRC – Mt. Baw Baw Sprint Tour, 23 & 24 February 2019
ATRC – Mt. Baw Baw Sprint Tour, 23 & 24 February 2019

The almost-autumn weather was perfect as the Mt. Baw Baw Sprint Tour took to the famous Victorian alpine roads last weekend. A record number of crews came out in support of Drive Against Depression at the event with 24 cars making up a full field. Amongst the crews were seasoned tarmac rally Tourers and enthusiastic first timers looking forward to…

Summer Picnic Drive, 2 December 2018
Summer Picnic Drive, 2 December 2018

Our first annual summer picnic drive took us from Rockbank to beautiful Mt. Franklin via Daylesford. It was a special day, read about it here and enjoy the images below

ATRC – The Great Tarmac Rally Tour, 13 & 14 October 2018
ATRC – The Great Tarmac Rally Tour, 13 & 14 October 2018

DAD’s second event with The Australian Tarmac Rally Championship (ATRC) took us to beautiful Marysville as charity partner of the Tour category for The Great Tarmac Rally. The Tour category is open to all road registered cars without the need for a roll cage, it’s an untimed, non competitive category with a 130km/hr speed limit. This gave plenty of opportunity to…

ATRC – Snowy River Sprint Tour, 22 & 23 September 2018
ATRC – Snowy River Sprint Tour, 22 & 23 September 2018

Drive Against Depression’s first event as charity partner of the Australian Tarmac Rally Championship (ATRC) was held over the weekend of 22 & 23 September in beautiful Victorian countryside. The Snowy River Sprint stages were set from Buchan, about 50kms from Rally HQ in Lakes Entrance, and gave Tour entrants the opportunity to experience driving closed roads with safety controls…

Winter Charity Drive, 19 August 2018

In our biggest event yet 85 participants in 55 cars joined the DAD winter charity drive on a day that threw the full spectrum of Melbourne weather at us. Our group braved Bellarine Peninsula winds and even a mild hail shower along the drive route to come together for our common cause – to raise awareness of anxiety and depression…

Noosa Hill Climb – Winter 2018
Noosa Hill Climb – Winter 2018

Two of our Directors, Sarah Davis and David James, joined Drive Against Depression friends Luke Youlden and Iain Curry for a winter break to attend the famed Noosa Hill Climb. Now in it’s 21st year, the hill climb through state forest in Tewantin provides a thrilling course for all car marques and classes and keeps spectators entertained with live commentary…

Mornington Peninsula Drive, 4 March 2018
Mornington Peninsula Drive, 4 March 2018

The Mornington Peninsula turned on its stunning autumn weather for our biggest group yet. Some 53 participants across 33 cars (and our first motorcycle!) enjoyed some of the peninsula’s most engaging and scenic roads as we cruised from Baxter to the Flinders Golf Club for lunch. The MX-5 Club of Victoria and Tasmania graciously supported this event with several of their…

Treasure Hunt Drive, 18 November 2017
Treasure Hunt Drive, 18 November 2017

Our third Drive Against Depression (and first as a fully-fledged charity!) road drive was conducted under beautiful blue skies. 30 people joined in the Treasure Hunt Drive, that snaked its way from Croydon, Victoria out to Marysville via Healesville. Then, it was on to Eildon and the legendary Skyline Road before lunch at Alexandra. Imagery below kindly donated by Dishan…

Charity Drive Day, 22 July 2017

On a chilly-but-beautiful Melbourne day, 29 participants in 21 cars joined our charity drive day supporting the Black Dog Institute. Starting at the Gembrook Bakery we headed cross-country to lunch at the Nooj Pub then wound our way up to the base of Mount Baw Baw. To read more about the variety of cars and fun we had please click…

The first-ever Drive Against Depression
The first-ever Drive Against Depression

Images taken by participants at the first-ever Drive Against Depression.

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