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Jesmond

Jesmond

Buying & Selling | 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.

Gloria

Gloria

Operations and 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.

JJ

J J

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

Advertising and Editorial | 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.

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