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Thank you for fighting against stigma with us

Cars For Hope began because we believed in the story of Annabel, who was struggling with depression and for a long time, believed the lie that the world had forgotten about her. Over the years we‘ve come to know that many others are also battling depression, anxiety and self-injury. That’s why we believe it’s so…

EVENT: FS-Sydney 2019

It’s said that if you aren’t innovating, you’re going backwards. That saying rings no truer than in the world of motorsport, and innovation is the name of the game for the boys and girls who are dedicated to Formula SAE, or F-SAE as it’s also known. We’ve covered it before: F-SAE is an international competition…

Young gun returns from injury to make V8 debut

This weekend, Harry Hayek makes his highly-anticipated resurgence to the race track, debuting in the Kumho V8 Touring Car Series, with Brad Jones Racing at Queensland Raceway. 20-year-old Hayek will be driving the #21 ‘Laing + Simmons – Potts Point’ VE II Commodore in a striking navy blue and yellow livery. The #21 Commodore will…

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’…