Bread Track Day & Mad Mike
2019 Bread Track Day
A Red Bull race car driver, 2.7km of track and a line up of the worlds best supercars. Welcome to the Bread charity track day.
Who would have thought that such a collection of cars would exist in New Zealand, a small isolated island in the middle of no where. A Lamborghini Aventador SVJ (which happens to be the first that arrived in the Southern Hemisphere), parked next to it a Porsche Stinger which was built from a 911 Turbo S, next to it a bright orange Porsche GT3RS, next to this brand new Lamborghini Aventador S … with a learner plate, the list goes. The Stinger in itself boasts an impressive story, the owner flew a team just to work on this car from overseas and finished the car in a special McLaren MSO yellow. Not bad for a country full of UTEs and sheep.
100% of what’s raised goes towards helping Kiwi children living in poverty. Drivers pay a donation to enter their cars and then select a speed group, fast, medium or slow based on their ability. They are also provided with some of the country’s best driving instructors to aid them on the track. This year we were joined by Red Bull sponsored driver Mad Mike who has just set new standards with his Lamborghini Huracan drift car. Mike shared his driving skills with drivers on the track and was there to meet and greet fans who came to the event. His philosophy aligns with Breads which explains the organic collaboration, set goals and work hard to achieve them.
The holy trinity of Lamborghini, the Aventador SV, SVJ and S drowned the track with symphonic notes from their V12 engines. However this story is far from the same song and dance of any other charity event. Bread not only raises the money, but runs mentoring programmes in the community to ensure every dollar raised is being utilised in the right way. The trustees of Bread say the organisation is a responsibility they owe the community.
Once seen as arrogant trophy possessions, these expensive vehicles are now paving the way for kids to succeed in our communities thanks to Bread’s innovative funding model.