Cricks was founded in 1995 when Garry Crick bought the Nissan and Mitsubishi franchises in Nambour on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, before partnering with John Eastham in 2005. Garry and John are principal shareholders of the Autopact Group, which includes Cricks and other dealerships in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
All of the Crick dealerships have a Dealer Principal who is an owner in that dealership and a local in that community. Across the Sunshine Coast, the dealerships employ local people, who live our ‘Drive Away Happy’ mission. The Crick business today is the Sunshine Coast’s favourite dealer. Our mission is “for everyone to drive away happy, everytime.” This is something we live and has driven the success of the business in the region.
The Suzuki brand has been seen on Queensland roads since 1960, after a director of Mayfairs W’Sale Pty Ltd went on a mission to Japan to find a quality auto product for the people of Queensland and Northern Rivers NSW. Within a year of that trip, Suzuki Motorcycles could be seen cruising alongside our beautiful beaches, stunning hinterlands and zipping through city traffic.
Suzuki Auto Co. or Suzuki QLD (Queensland distributor of Suzuki motor vehicles) today is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mayfairs W’Sale Pty Ltd.
Suzuki automobiles were cruising Queensland streets by mid 1974. Unlike today’s extensive range, Suzuki Auto Co. sold just the one model, in the one colour – and very successfully. The first model was the LJ50 – a 540cc, 3 cylinder, two-stroke 4WD. Value for money has always been, and still is, the top consideration for Suzuki.
Suzuki in Queensland and Northern Rivers NSW has come a long way since then: backed by a professional dealer, it supplies the market with a wide range quality products that are extremely good value for money. Suzuki Auto Co. is proud to be the first privately owned Suzuki distributor in the world outside of Japan and delighted to still be providing Queensland and Northern Rivers NSW market with Suzuki products. Find a dealer near you and have a chat. We’re always happy to help.