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Oscar’s day out: Raising money for charity


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A little while back, we got an email from a lady named Jess. Jess said that her son Oscar watches all of our YouTube videos and would absolutely love to meet me and the team.

Jess also told us in the email that Oscar suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Firstly, we were pretty thrilled that there was actually a regular viewer of our channel, let alone somebody that wanted to meet the rest of the team.

But secondly, we thought this would be a great opportunity to not only meet Oscar and organise a fun day out with him, but it’d also be the perfect chance to raise some money for charity.

So we put our heads together, shot off a few emails and came up with an idea for a fun day out for Oscar.

The legends at Porsche Australia flicked us the keys to a Porsche 992 911 GT3 and a 992 911 GTS to use for Oscar’s day, Queensland Raceway booked us some track time and our resident race driver, Chris Atkinson, joined us for some hot laps and to help out with our drag race.

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We also committed to donating all of the money earned from Oscar’s YouTube video to the Save Our Sons Duchenne muscular dystrophy foundation.

Each time you watch it and see an ad, it’s another bit of money we’ll be able to donate. If you’re feeling even more generous, you can open the video on YouTube and click on the ‘Thanks’ button to donate a little more to the cause. Every cent is greatly appreciated!

We snuck up to Oscar’s house in the GT3 to surprise him and pick him up for the big day out – he didn’t know anything about what we were doing or what we had planned.

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Oscar climbed into the GT3 and the chatterbox revealed he knew more about cars than all of us combined!

Our next stop was Alborz’s house where Oscar had the chance to crawl into and all over Alborz’s collection of cars. We gave him the task of picking a car that we could take with us to our next stop McDonalds, but also on to Queensland Raceway where we had a drag race planned with our two Porsches.

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Maccas saw Oscar meet the boys and girls in blue, giving him a chance to check out the Kia Stinger highway patrol car, play with a set of hand cuffs and throw his mum under the bus for allegedly running a red light the week before.

Oscar also had the chance to collect his lunch from the drive-thru in Alborz’s Lamborghini Huracan Performante, which he picked from Alborz’s garage a little earlier.

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When we arrived at Queensland Raceway, Atko set some lap times for the GT3 and GTS before we put Oscar in the car for a hot lap with the terrifying rally racer.

Oscar’s day was capped out with a chance to host a drag race video with me. Oscar did a great job introducing and joining in.

My ultimate hope was to demolish Alborz’s Lamborghini with either the GT3 or GTS, but unfortunately it didn’t pan out. After the GTS was knocked out in a head-to-head with the GT3, the GT3 lost twice against the Performante (by the smallest margin on one occasion!).

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We had an awesome time out with Oscar and hope that this video can generate enough views for us to donate a meaningful amount to charity. And again, if you’re feeling generous, hit the Thanks button on the video to donate more than the amount we receive for a single view.

Click on any of the images to open a full gallery of images from Oscar’s day out.

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