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EVENT: THE-LOWDOWN.com Presents: Showcased 2013

It’s funny how quickly time passes. I still vividly remember the first car event I ever attended, just over 6 years ago back in 2006 as an excited 13 year old at Sydney Olympic Park. The sights of bright lights and flashy cars from an era that now seems so distant, the sounds of reverberating…

Festival of 86: Chief Engineer Tetsuya Tada

EVENT: Festival of 86 2013

August 6 marks a special day for Hachiroku devotees the world over and for years on end they have come together to celebrate arguably Toyota’s most renowned model. Australia’s fanbase for these iconic cars may not be as large as that in Japan or the US, but that didn’t stop any of our local Hachiroku…

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EVENT: Fuel 4 Charity 2013

Fuel 4 Charity has shone a new light on charities and the role the automotive community can play in helping those less fortunate. A newly-founded non-profit organisation, Fuel 4 Charity hosts automotive events with a twist – where 100% of the proceeds are donated to charitable foundations. Although only in their infancy, their inaugural event…

Confessions of a Depressed Comic

“There’s the pretty popular misconception that depression is just being sad when something in your life goes wrong.” – Kevin Breel We know depression needs to be talked about, but we don’t. We don’t because it’s not happy, fun or light. For Kevin Breel, his confession was hard to talk about. It’s hard for everyone…

What is self-harming?

If you are close to people who choose to cut or burn themselves, it can be really tough to cope with, and hard to understand. The reasons people harm themselves are complicated. Self-harming usually does not mean that a person wants to commit suicide or that they are looking for attention. Usually when people harm…

EVENT: Wear Orange @ Sydney Megameet

This Friday’s TLD x TSI Megameet coincides with Self Injury Awareness Day. Cars For Hope aims to break the stereotypes surrounding self-harm and educate the community about this common but often misunderstood condition. On March 1 at the Megameet we ask you to wear an item of orange and show your support for those who…

To This Day Project

Shane Koyczan was bullied a lot when he was a kid. So he took that pain and made this stunning video with the help of some amazingly talented people. He wrote “To This Day”, a spoken word poem, to further explore the profound and lasting impact that bullying can have on an individual. He believes…

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CAMPAIGN: Driving For Hope

Feeling alone in a battle against depression is something we want no one to ever have to experience. So to remind those in need we want to create an album of photographs to remind them that their life matters and to show the love we have for them. We ask that those who wear our…

EVENT: ADGP Australia Day Drift Festival 2013

Sydney Motorsport Park has hosted it’s fair share of drift battles, but last weekend’s ADGP Australia Day Drift Festival on the newly-constructed South Circuit revived what is a national drifting series which has been missing in Australia’s automotive scene. Freshly paved and ready to be broken in, this tight section of track between turns 7…

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What That Sticker Means

It seems like it was only yesterday when I wrote this short message about how we are human. About how we wake to the human condition of living with problems of pain. How we would have encountered battles in the year 2012. Little or big. We would all have faced up to a few battles….