All posts tagged: Madwheels

You Won’t Believe How This Million-Dollar Enterprise Began…

If you were a fly on the wall of the Madwheels workshop, you would be forgiven for thinking it was all about the cars. Tools and parts are propped against walls, fluoros throw stark light on greasy workbenches and blokes in pairs or trios are bowed over the guts of vehicles that have seen better days. “People think it’s all about the cars – it’s not. We’re all about people,” one of the Madwheels founders explains. He doesn’t want to be named, but he does want people to know that Madwheels this month celebrates its 10-year anniversary and its existence brings glory to God. God who cares about people (less so about cars). Madwheels is a workshop with a twofold purpose: restoring cars to loan or give to people in need; and providing a safe place where young people wanting more than academic learning or are at risk of disengagement can work alongside volunteers and skilled mechanics, receiving restoration of a different kind through support, encouragement, education and positive role models. Back in your fly …