In late 2023, Fastlane Motor Group (a local car dealership) sold a Mitsubishi Pajero Mini to young woman, Lara-Louise Bama. Only a few months later, Lara-Louise was involved in a horrific crash on Hale Street in Paddington, when a 19 year old p-plater smashed his Toyota Celica into the back of her, flipping her vehicle and crashing into another. Dashcam footage of the accident was aired on abc brisbane:

Unbelievably, she walked away from the crash with minor cuts and bruises. However, the P-plater who crashed into her was uninsured, and Lara-Louise was left not only without a car, but a finance loan that she still needed to pay off.

Charlie Dawson, Director of Fastlane Motor Group, saw Lara-Louise’s husband post photos of the crashed car in a Pajero Mini enthusiasts facebook group and recognised her and the vehicle immediately. After hearing her story, Charlie reached out to a number of his subcontractors and they pulled together to gift Lara-Louise a Mitsubishi Pajero Mini to replace her crashed one – free of charge.

We captured the moment Lara-Louise was presented with her free car, and we thought you may be interested in sharing our story. Video Footage and images can be viewed here:

Fastlane Motor Group ( supplied the Mitsubishi Pajero Mini
M&A Body Works gave it a fresh coat of paint
Detailing Innovations ensured the car was spotless in and out
Impact Media ( captured the handover on film.

Fastlane Motor Group is a family owned and operated car dealership who has been selling quality used vehicles in the Redlands for more than a decade.

If you are interested in sharing our story please contact me at any time.

Charlie and Lara-Louise can also be contacted directly as below.

Charlie Dawson
Director of Fastlane Motor Group
0404 97 97 97
[email protected]

Lara-Louise Bama
0403 783 792
[email protected]

Media Contacts:

Name: Cody FookesCompany: Fastlane Motor GroupEmail: Phone: 0409507160

About Fastlane Motor Group

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Fastlane Motor Group is a family owned and operated business, selling quality used vehicles in the Redlands for more than a decade. We have a large range of vehicles to choose from including domestic and imported offerings. We specialise in both Volkswagen Audi Group (VAG) Products and Japanese Imported Toyota Vehicles. Whether you are looking for a fuel efficient hybrid or EV vehicle, a 4x4 dual cab, luxury prestige vehicle, commercial van or even a supercar, Fastlane Motor Group is sure to have something to suit your needs. We operate as a RAW (Registered Automotive Workshop) for ADR Compliancing of used Imports. Our workshop also operates as an Approved Inspection Station (AIS) for Queensland safety certificates.