It all started with a bet

For more than ten years, Greg LaManna and a group of like-minded motorsport devotees had been getting together to organise their own private drive days. Hiring race tracks and instructors, they shared the cost and put their exotic (and not so exotic) cars through their paces.

Then, one night in 2010, as Greg prepared to leave a charity dinner at a friend’s home, Andrew Fox laid down a challenge. Eager to party on, Andrew bet the funding for the next race day against Greg’s stamina to keep on socialising. Greg won the bet.

With Andrew picking up the cost of the drive day, Greg and his mates saw a way to turn it into a fund-raising event for worthwhile causes. Members of the group still paid to take part, but the money was donated to various charitable organisations. It was the start of something big.

Where we are today

With the organising group now expanded to include Michael Piccolo, Cameron Smith and Nick Argyrou, Charity Drive Days has grown into a highly organised association.

The October 2017 event reached a new peak, with more than 350 people participating over the two days. It raised more than $400,000 which was distributed to: Challenge – Supporting Kids With Cancer; Solve – Disability Solutions; Learning for Life – Autism Centre; and Legacy Foundation for Research.

We were assisted in reaching this sum by the continuing support of the Fox family and by our sponsors, including many companies and individuals who share our passion.

Click here to View Charity Drive Day’s financial history.

Where we are today

With the organising group now expanded to include Michael Piccolo, Cameron Smith and Nick Argyrou, Charity Drive Days has grown into a highly organised association.

The October 2016 event reached a new peak, with more than 350 people participating over the two days. It raised more than $300,000 which was distributed to: Challenge – Supporting Kids With Cancer; Solve – Disability Solutions; Learning for Life – Autism Centre; and Legacy Foundation for Research.

We were assisted in reaching this sum by the continuing support of the Fox family and by our sponsors, including many companies and individuals who share our passion.

Looking ahead to the future

Charity Drive Days provides an opportunity for enthusiasts to indulge their love of fine cars, to enjoy the thrills of speed in a challenging but controlled environment and, at the same time, give back to their community. As long as there are people who share our passion for motorsport, we see these events going from strength to strength in the years ahead.