MTA Stories

MTA members are dedicated to the motor industry, however they also achieve outside of work. Here is where you will find stories on various members who have been successful in more ways than one.

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Life in the fast lane — Speedtech Motorsport »

If maximum speed and performance is your idea of mechanical bliss, then you’ve probably already heard of Andre Simon and his business Speedtech Motorsport (STM). Like the cars he works on, his business is tuned for a niche market: the product of one man’s skills and persistent need to know more about making cars perform at their best.

Wed, 30 Oct 2013 More ›

25 not out! »

Keith Lorimer has owned Diesel and Turbo Wellington for 25 years — and sees no end to its success. Situated in Petone, Wellington, the business has grown to be one of New Zealand’s leaders in everything diesel fuel injection.

Wed, 30 Oct 2013 More ›

National Park Service Station »

Driving along State Highway 4, this is one of the few service stations you will come across. National Park Service Station, smack bang in the middle of National Park Village, allows you to pump gas while taking in the views of Mt Ruapehu and beyond. This Gasoline Alley Services site, including a Four Square, is innovative and spoils you for choice.

Tue, 24 Sep 2013 More ›

Armstrong... Sport? »

Rick Armstrong, predominantly known for owning Armstrong Motor Group, has made the leap to cycling.

Thu, 12 Sep 2013 More ›

Well-deserved retirement for industry ‘good sort’ »

With a career spanning nearly 58 years, David Rogers holds a wealth of knowledge and experience about the trade.

Mon, 2 Sep 2013 More ›

75 years exceeding expectations »

Clive Linn describes himself as a “car man through and through”. This is no surprise when you hear he was born and raised in the industry – Linn Motors was established in Paeroa in 1938, originally run by Clive Linn Snr.

Mon, 2 Sep 2013 More ›

Bohanna Motors, Waikanae »

Story and photos courtesy of Wes Davies, NZ Today.

Fri, 26 Jul 2013 More ›

White Heather – selling happiness »

It’s not often that a business celebrating 50 years is still owned and operated by its original founders. But caravan and camping specialists White Heather, in Normanby (Taranaki), has never really been the type of operation to follow the pack.

Fri, 26 Jul 2013 More ›

It’s all in the waiting room »

Freshly painted walls. Current magazines. Complementary hot drinks and new toys for the kids in the waiting room toybox. Nigel and Lisa Fleck of Jones Road Auto in Christchurch have realised sometimes the little things make a biggest difference to customer experience.

Thu, 25 Jul 2013 More ›

Keeping Wellingtonians in mind with shiny cars and coffee »

On Wellington’s Taranaki Street, a new and arresting mix of gleaming precision automobiles and cutting edge modern architectural design: this is the Johnston Ebbett dealership.

Tue, 4 Jun 2013 More ›

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