What it's all
Charity Drive Days is a Registered Charity Association run by car enthusiasts that want to make a difference. We organise track days that enable us to drive our cars on Australia’s best racing circuits and various social events throughout the year. We do all this because we are passionate about spirited driving, socialising and raising funds for people in need.
It all started
with a bet
For more than ten years, Greg LaManna and a group of like-minded 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.
As long as there are people who share our passion for spirited driving, we see these events going from strength to strength in the years ahead."
Founding member, Charity Drive Days.
The group has now expanded to include 4 good friends. Together, Michael Piccolo, Greg LaManna, Nick Argyrou and Cameron Smith have grown Charity Drive Days into a highly organised registered charity associate, having donated over $1.8 million dollars since the founding bet.
a good cause
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Not-for-profit organisation that makes and modifies equipment for people with disabilities.
Provides the highest standard of ABA-based services to help children with autism to achieve their full potential.
Provides skills and services to effectively support those caring for individuals with eating disorders.
Research dedicated to making discoveries to prevent and treat Friedreich Ataxia, a degenerative muscle disease.
Funding an innovative online parenting platform to help families access the right treatments earlier for their child’s behavioural and emotional problems.
Provides unique educational support for Indigenous students from remote or regional communities.
Meet our support
Print and signage specialists Grafico have kindly provided the track side signage, car wraps and promotional material for all the Charity Drive Day events.
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500 Media provide their content creative and video expertise to produce the event videos for all Charity Drive Day trackside events.
Brand and communication specialists Caramel Creative have kindly donated their services to create our brand, website and all promotional collateral.
Evolve driver training provide the services of their expert instructors for all of the events, ensuring all spectators and drivers have a safe and enjoyable day at the track.
Ernesto Arriagada provides his professional photography services to capture all the action at our track day and social events.
Charity Drive Days is proudly supported by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport, who ensure the events are conducted in accordance with the highest standards of safety, fairness and social responsibility.