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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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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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 for a Mornington Peninsula Drive, so we took advantage of the stunning views and engaging roads to welcome everyone back on Sunday 4th March for a leisurely…

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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…

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Five cars to make you feel

The whole premise of Drive Against Depression came about while escaping the clogged city freeways in favour of a drive in the countryside. And while it is wonderful to share such moments of freedom with like-minded friends, there are times when all you are craving is to feel interaction with the car you are driving. I’ve been fortunate to drive…

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Driving Opinion: Why Joy is not Only a BMW Slogan…

By Damion Smy Your opinion on shoes is not valid. Your opinion on washing machines hardly respected. Your political views silently opposed as smiling faces around you superficially agree. Yet everyone has an opinion on cars – for better or for worse – and while this can cause arguments, fractious relationships and clandestine societies, we can all rejoice in one…

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