Meet the team
We couldn’t devise the most intelligent approach to car ownership without a great team.
It was a dark and still evening and I was a spotty faced teenager when my brother took me for a drive one night in his Alfa Romeo GTV6. The sound of that car howling through countryside was truly amazing and I think it was from that point forward that my passion for cars began. My first car was given to me by my brother for Christmas and it was a 1974 VW Type 3, it was a lovely baby poo brown. In this ancient VW I discovered the joys of driving, just for the sake of driving, in the many national parks around Sydney.
A love of cars combined with a short attention span means I want the flexibility to change vehicles when the ’need’ arises. Our current car is a BMW 135 which I have nicknamed ‘The Bear’. I set up my novated lease on a two year term to maximise the tax benefits and allow me to change to another car easily. The second car is a Smart ForFour Brabus which we bought cheaply second hand and is also set up on a two year term. Both cars are really great to drive and it is currently a bit of a challenge for my wife and I to decide which one to take when we’re heading out, but I guess that is a good problem to have.
1974 VW 1600 Type 3 Notchback (cost: $200).
Sydney to Sydney via Royal National Park, Macquarie Pass and Kangaroo Valley. The trip begins by descending down Audley Hill into the twisting and turning Royal National Park south of Sydney. The National Park spits you out where there’s an amazing view from the cliffs at Otford, then down to the blue water of the Tasman Sea and across the amazing sea cliff bridge at Coalcliff. After a scenic drive along the coast road it is time for the twisty hill climb that is Macquarie Pass. Once at the top you wind your way through the single lane country roads of the southern highlands to Bowral then it’s a short trip back to Sydney. I consider it a blessing to have such amazing roads so close to home.
The thing which first springs to mind is the people, it is really great working with people who take pride in what they do and enjoy doing it. It’s great to work somewhere that includes my passion for cars.