Huge success for Race Against Dementia auction at Lorbek

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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Sir Jackie Stewart hosts Webber and Ricciardo for Race Against Dementia event

Last night's Race Against Dementia auction at Lorbek Luxury Cars in Melbourne raised an extraordinary $465,000 and counting by this morning.

Srecko Lorbek, owner of the business and its remarkable Port Melbourne facility, was clearly pleased with the result, the culmination of some three months of planning.

"What that shows to me, if you put the hard work together you can make a difference," he said.

The event was opened by Lorbek's partner Dr Chantel Thornton, a prominent surgeon, who spoke of the markers for dementia and the efforts to find a cure.

Acting as figurehead for the event and the Race Against Dementia cause was Formula One legend Sir Jackie Stewart, who spoke passionately about his own experiences with dementia since his partner started to suffer the symptoms.

He went on to host an engaging conversation with Australian star drivers Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo.

The lots were many and varied, including drive experiences (such as a lap of Albert Park with Webber, or a Porsche snow and ice experience) and memorabilia.

For many the prime offering was a hosted trip to the upcoming Goodwood Revival. It included business class flights and - more significantly - staying with Sir Jackie at his home and flying down in a helicopter each day to visit the event.

Bidding was fierce and the lot hit the $100,000 barrier.

Sir Jackie was anything but shy if he felt bidders weren't opening their wallets far enough, which no doubt helped to boost the extraordinary overall result.

Some 500 people attended the event.

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