Our Team



Buying & Selling / Valuations | sales@waimakclassiccars.co.nz

Cars have always been a passion of mine and turning this passion into reality is for me a dream come true. I may have founded Waimak Classic Cars but I think of Waimak as a growing hub of like-minded individuals, so one can never be thankful enough for the opportunity that New Zealand gave me; for all the challenges in life that led me to New Zealand and for my family, friends and car circles, who all play a part of Waimak’s success. It’s just great to be doing what I love and look forward to continue doing it for many years to come.



Operations, Logistics & General Enquiries | info@waimakclassiccars.co.nz

“Embrace every experience in life as you never know what the future holds”……I grew up in Europe spending many a weekend in my dad’s garage, tinkering with some of his precious Classic Cars. Those childhood days have imprinted a remarkable passion for the preservation of Classic Cars which is vital to my role within Waimak Classic Cars. I am an MG aficionado, I love what I do , I enjoy meeting the broad spectrum of customers that are interested in our cars and nothing beats the pleasure I get out of comments from satisfied customers. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, antique furniture restoration and the regular trip to the peace and serenity of Stewart Island.



Parts & Automobilia | parts@waimakclassiccars.co.nz

Cars – each one not the same. All are infused with their own unique personalities and their own little tricks deep within. Following in my father’s footsteps at Waimak Classic Cars, I have learnt much about the mechanics of cars throughout the years and come to appreciate these works of art. The rare parts that make up the beating hearts of the cars often lead many to scratch their heads as to where to turn. In my role at Waimak Classic Cars, the fun is in the chase for these parts that keep these classics on the roads and keep alive the history of the automotive industry. Whether being an old English car or a newer Japanese car, my passion lies with all classics and keeping their engines running for the years to come.

Ben Selby

Ben Selby

Classic Car News | news@waimakclassiccars.co.nz

I have been a car buff since before I could walk, but it really all started with my fourth birthday cake, a chocolate figure of eight racetrack complete with a Matchbox Ferrari F40 centerpiece. The cake was nice, but I was captivated by the Ferrari, and then proceeded to drive it all over my parent’s carpet. Decades on, I have built a successful career writing and talking about all things automotive. While supplying print and digital content, including reviews, news, features and videos for a wide variety of New Zealand Motoring and Lifestyle publications since 2009, I have been very fortunate to drive and experience some of the most amazing cars from the history of motoring. I befriended Jesmond and Gloria from Waimak Classic Cars after scribbling about their Aston Martin DB7. They have allowed me to work closely with them in terms of media, video content, and what makes Waimak Classic Cars so special. My spare time is spent with my family, going walking, and watching Historical documentaries on Netflix.

Laura Good

Print, Graphic Design and Web Design | create@waimakclassiccars.co.nz

I have always been fascinated and intrigued by classic cars, particularly from a creative perspective, the detail, through and well thought solutions. I admire the details of the choice of finishings they designer chooses.
I can relate to the design process personally, I have been the in the design and print industry for close to 10 years, and enjoy the challenge of problem solving the needs of out clients and collaborating with them to achieve the best visual out comes for them.



Peter Gallagher

Classic Car Insurance | insurance@waimakclassiccars.co.nz

For the past 12 years I have been working in the insurance industry, both as an insurer and broker.  During that time I have insured a lot of classic cars, and have really enjoyed learning about the vehicles themselves and the owners.  I’m here to arrange the right insurance cover for your new classic car, run through the options that suit your needs, and importantly we will be here to act for you and help you manage any claim.  I am part of the Brokerweb Risk Services Team, who operate throughout New Zealand.  Our goal is to offer our clients the right cover and the right price and to always be there to assist with claims.  Our network ensures we have access to a wide range of product, not only in New Zealand but around the world.

When you want superstar insurance for your Vintage Vehicle, Classic Car or restoration project, you should know that we hold a special place in our hearts for such cars and their custodians. We’ve made it our business to fully understand what you need in an insurance policy.

You have a vehicle that’s in a class of its own. So we don’t let algorithms determine your policy or its price because you’re not like everyone else on our roads. Instead, we work closely with you to determine the real value of your vehicle and its use. By engaging with you at a deeper level, we can craft a custom insurance policy that considers everything you need and protects you in the real world. 

Another big benefit is that we handle everything from quotes to claims in-house. As niche insurance specialists you only deal with decision makers who are judged every day, by our management and customers, on our ability to provide the best Cover, Price, Support and Claims. And that’s exactly what we do

Talk to us about protecting your very special investment.

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