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EVENT: Classic Adelaide Rally 2016 and My Volvo

Wow, two days to go and I’m very excited. The feeling of driving a car, your car, is something that cannot be described to non-car people. But to me, as a car enthusiast, it’s a sense of freedom and unity between man and machine. Raw power and metal taking me away from the outside world,…

EVENT: ClubITR x Cars For Hope Annual BBQ 2016

What better way is there to welcome the beginning of summer than with a BBQ? For the last few years, the ClubITR Annual BBQ has been our way of sending off the year and 2016 was no different, with the final meet until 2017 held at Royal National Park at Lane Cove in Sydney. And…

EVENT: We went racing with CAMS

In automotive racing, communication and teamwork is key. I’m sure we can all relate to watching our favourite racing drivers winning races like they were born with the skill, but between the car, the driver and all of the crew in the pit is a relationship that’s critical. Communication is just as important off the…

Cars For Hope teams up with CAMS

Cars For Hope is proud to announce a collaboration with the Confederation of Australian Motorsport (CAMS) and Shannons Nationals for Round 6 of the 2016 Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals at Phillip Island on September 9-11. This joint effort will see the full field of over 120 racing cars wearing Cars For Hope stickers throughout…

A Day Out With UOW FSAE

Late last month we headed out to Sydney Motorsport Park with UOW FSAE, the University of Wollongong’s resident Formula SAE team, for what they promised would be an action-packed day. We would be test driving their car, Lucy, which helped propel the team to P8 at Formula SAE Australasia 2015, the top placing New South…

EVENT: #THEORANGEEFFECT EOMM 2016

The stigma surrounding mental health exists because many believe that if pain can’t be seen, then it isn’t real. But although self-injury is no more real than anxiety, depression or suicide, it is there as tangible evidence of what someone is going through. A lot of people stereotype people who self-injure, claiming that it’s ‘emo’…

Q&A: WHAT DRIVES MARK WEBBER?

After a dream run with Porsche in 2015 Mark Webber has managed to capture what alluded him during his F1 career. At what point did you know motor sport was what you wanted to do for a career? Mark Webber: Growing up in Queanbeyan was very fortunate for me, a rural setting, easy access to…

EVENT: ClubITR x Cars For Hope Annual BBQ 2015

ClubITR’s Annual BBQ tradition continued for 2015, as we headed out to Lane Cove National Park in late-November for a relaxing afternoon conversing about all things Honda. Sydney’s weather was at an all-time high in the days leading up to the event, and everyone was silently hoping that the weather wouldn’t be a repeat of…

I AM ALEX

This is the story of Alex Zanardi, the former Formula 1 driver and winner of the American Champ Car Series. Alex was already a star, when he had his almost fatal accident at the Lausitzring in Germany. He lost his legs, but not his attitude. Alex Zanardi came back and did the impossible: He won…