It was 45 years ago today | 16th Feb 1978

And, no, that’s not a revised version of the Beetles song from Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

On the 16th February 1978, I started in the automotive industry as a trainee fleet salesman for Torque Ford at Strathpine in Queensland

22 years later, on June 30th 2000 i finished at The Torque Group and started in partnership with Paul Norris with Redcliffe Mitsubishi and Suzuki (renamed to Northstar Mitsubishi and Northstar Suzuki) where I’d remain until June 30th 2012. Paul and I split the dealerships. I retained the Fiat Chrysler franchise along with Isuzu Ute and Volkswagen for another 3 years

In late 2015, Suzi and I sold the dealerships and ‘retired’ for what would only be 3 months. Later in 2015, Car Business – Any New Car Cheaper, was started and I’m still in the chair seven plus years later.

On the 45th anniverary of my automotive career, I’d sincerely like to thank the thousands of people that have made this journey so enjoyable. I’m not planning on going anywhere too soon, in fact I’ll fall over at my desk or somewhere close, but not for a while

Why? The gretaest joy i’ve had in this industry is meeting and talking to old friends and new.

Warm regards and remember to always drive carefully

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