GERARD -Owner Operator
I grew up in the Manawatu spending a lot of my early life on farms.
I served my apprenticeship in Palmerston North for Albert Auto Services starting in 1975.
I stayed there until 1985 when I packed up and moved to Whangarei.
I have worked for many local firms including a nearly 4 year stint at an auto electrical workshop up until mid 2007 when I purchased Jubilee Motors.
Since then I have enjoyed working with and getting to know my many customers.
I enjoy hunting and fishing although neither happens often enough for my liking.
I build and fly radio controlled aircraft, mainly multirotor but I also have a few helicopters and a small fixed wing aeroplane. I am currently building a second aeroplane and have plans to build a flying wing type aircraft.
I am starting to delve in to aerial photography and video and also enjoy FPV flying my mini quadcopter.
I live on a small rural lifestyle block with a dog a cat some chickens and a few cattle.
I have a 7 year old son that loves the outdoors. He already seems to be a bit of a petrol head and is constantly asking me to increase the power on his little quad bike. He has also just started riding 2 wheels and loving it.
I also have an adult daughter that has just made me a Grandad. :)
I was born and have grown up in Whangarei.
Having a father own one of the long established local car wreckers meant there was a fairly good chance I would end up in this industry.
I have been in the industry since 2005, have a National Certificate in Automotive Engineering
level 4 and am an authorised WOF inspector.
I have an interest in customising cars and have a few that are works in progress.
I am also a keen hunter.