Why track days are a thing of the past

by Paul Maric I remember watching Targa Tasmania one year and thinking how cool it would be to get a race car and have a crack. It wasn’t long before I realised it’s much harder than it looks, it’s much more expensive than it looks, and I’d likely run out of skill shortly before spearing off the road into a…

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Winter Charity Drive, August 19 2018

Wow. As I stood on a rock in the freezing sleet, that was the word that came to mind as we assembled our DAD Winter Charity Drive participants for our welcome. I was standing next to DJ, and my baby girls were alongside me. I couldn’t see Sarah, thanks to the enormity of the crowd that braved Victorian winter to…

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Past blast: Lotus Elan v Mazda MX-5

I found this Lotus Elan v Mazda MX-5 draft in my archives, back from when I was first being published in car magazines. It was first on a website I created with great mate, Brendon. It was also the catalyst for meeting David James, now a DAD director alongside me. What a ride. – AD After thriving during the sixties,…

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Rallying, driving and empathy

I recently had cause to pause for thought. My great mate Scotty Newman had asked me to co-drive with him throughout 2018, in the Victorian Rally Championship. John Carney, a well-known figure in rallying circles, had offered the opportunity to try out his freshly-built Ford Fiesta R1 with a view to getting a one-model rally series off the ground.  Being…

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Gearing up for the Noosa Hill Climb

With the Noosa Hill Climb just a month away (9th and 10th June) we’re getting ready for our winter escape and gearing up for a sensational event… and in breaking news we’re thrilled to welcome Luke Youlden to the event with Drive Against Depression! Luke’s motoring bio reads like a dream journal for many of us, with his latest accolade…

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Being True to Where it Started

We have humble beginnings and a humble mission, and between our grand plans for the services we can provide that’s really what we come back to. It’s what keeps us focused and inspired and it’s what keeps us pushing forward on what is proving to be a very interesting learning curve. It’s what keeps us going when the days are…

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Mornington Peninsula Drive, 4 March 2018

With Christmas a distant memory and the new year well and truly marching past we were eager to bring the Drive Against Depression community back together for another day out. Autumn is perfect on the Mornington Peninsula, so we took advantage of the stunning views and engaging roads to welcome everyone back on Sunday 4th March for a leisurely cruise…

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Brain Fog Busting Chocolate Smoothie

As I learn more about the connection between what we eat and our moods and brain function I’ve become more aware of how what I eat makes me feel. Typically when I’m feeling low I want foods that make me feel good quickly and I go for what most of us have long regarded as “treats”. Chocolate is first on…

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