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- Airbag Suspension
- All Rust Repairs
- Bumper Repairs/Before Chroming
- Chassis Modification
- LVV Certification
- Metal Shaping & Fabrication
- Restorations and Panelbeating
- Roofchops and Bodydrops
- Stainless Moulding Repairs
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12H Gladstone Road, Richmond, Nelson
Ph: 03 544 8446
Time for a change?
Vehicle Sales Position
The Car Company, PO Box 421, Nelson
New and Used Vehicle Salesman
We currently have an position within our sales department for an
enthusiastic self motivated sales person, you need not have experience in
the Motor industry but the right attitude is essential.
Enjoy the benefits of a sales career with The Car Company
• Extensive range of vehicles to sell over 400 in stock
• New SsangYong and LDV
• Full workshop
• Full finance facilities on site
• 5 Branch’s and a wealth of experience
• Well respected in the Nelson community
• Over 1500 sales per year
• Well rewarded with base salary and commission
If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity please apply in
writing and include your CV.
Nathan Ryder says we need to learn to enjoy the little things.
Matching clients with the
perfect car a real buzz
How long have you been in the
I’m a new face in the automotive sales
industry with only a year now under my
belt. But my experience with mucking
about with cars spans over 25 years and I
have over 10 years in sales experience.
How long have you been with Nelson
Bays Suzuki & Subaru?
One year and counting.
What do you do?
I maintain the Suzuki brand, help the
team keep all the cars clean and tidy (any
excuse to get my hands dirty) and talk
cars all day, I just love it!
What do you enjoy most about your
I get a real buzz helping clients find the
perfect vehicle to fit their personal and
family needs. It’s not just a car, it’s one of
the biggest investments most of us
Nelsonians and out-of-towners will ever
purchase, next to the boat. I just get such
a great feeling when I see how happy
customers are when they drive away
smiling in their new toy.
It was a 1978 S1 Mazda RX7 and I still
have it. Not always running but it tries.
What do you drive now?
Well I’m rather spoiled as I get to take
home any car I choose off the yard each
night which is a great help in getting to
know all the different brands, but I
favour the Suzuki Kizashi.
I already Have My S1 RX7! A very close
second would be the new 2014 Subaru
WRX STI Premium 6 Speed Manual –
amazing power and performance just
gets me smiling from ear to ear.
Outside of work, what do you do?
I spend a lot of time with my kids and
working on my old car. I love going out
for family outings as a lot of us did
growing up, we are just all so lucky to
live in such a fantastic region.
Enjoy all of the little things. Life is too
short so have fun with it and spoil
MotoGP winner Valentino
Rossi of Italy celebrates on
Winner Jamie Whincup in
the Red Bull Racing
Australia Holden leads
Mark Winterbottom in a
Pepsi max Crew Ford
during the Bathurst 1000.
Rossi Wins in Aussie
The MotoGP race at the Tissot Australian Grand Prix
saw Valentino Rossi take his second win of 2014, with
Jorge Lorenzo and Bradley Smith also on the podium.
Marc Marquez crashed out of an incident-packed race
whilst leading and Dani Pedrosa was forced to retire
after being clipped by Andrea Iannone. Rossi
(Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) started from eighth on
the grid in his 250th
appearance in the
premier class and was
there to take advantage
as Marquez crashed out
of the race lead with 10
laps to go. It is Rossi’s
108th career win and his
82nd in the top class of
Grand Prix racing. The
result is also the first all
Yamaha podium since Le
Mans 2008. His team-
mate Lorenzo took
second place even
though his pace faded towards the end, with Carl
Crutchlow crashing out ahead of him when in second
on the last lap. Monster Yamaha Tech3’s Smith got his
first MotoGP podium as nine riders either crashed or
failed to finish, many of them frontrunners in the race.
Marquez has already been crowned the 2014
champion but this win has shot Rossi past his team-
mate to second place overall in the championship
with two rounds remaining.
1 Jamie Whincup 2547.
2 Mark Winterbottom
3 Craig Lowndes 2208.
4 Shane van Gisbergen
5 James Courtney 2096.
6 Fabian Coulthard 2024
7 Chaz Mostert 1994.
8 Scott McLaughlin 1785.
9 Garth Tander 1662.
10 Will Davison 1542.
Michael Schumacher is ‘‘waking up very slowly’’ from
a medically induced coma after he suffered severe
head injuries from a skiing accident last December, his
teenage son has confirmed. The former Formula 1
world champion, 45, is currently being treated at his
home in Switzerland following six critical months of
care at a hospital in France, where the incident took
place. Mick Schumacher, a 15-year-old racing protege,
provided French F1 commentator Jean-Louis Moncet
with the most recent update on his condition. ‘‘I saw
his son and he told me that Schumi is waking up very
slowly; very slowly,’’ Moncet reported. Tipped to follow
in his father’s footsteps, Mick Schumacher came
runner-up at the karting world championships in
France in September, and won second place in the
German junior kart championships last week.
Mercedes say that clinching the 2014 Formula One
constructors’ crown will not lead to changes in how
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg race each other
over the final three Grands Prix of 2014. There have
been several flashpoints and tense moments between
Hamilton and Rosberg this year, including an
‘‘unacceptable’’ collision in Belgium, after which
Mercedes stressed to both drivers that team
objectives and silverware were the ultimate priority.
Those criteria were largely fulfilled in Russia, as a one-
two finish earned Mercedes their first constructors’
title and all but guaranteed Hamilton or Rosberg the
driver’s crown. Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo is the only
other driver in contention, but is now 92 points behind
Hamilton with 100 still available.
❚ Chris McQuade, ‘‘Macca’’, is sales manager at The Car
Company Ltd, and welcomes tips or feedback on
03 546 6553, 027 484 7444 or email
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