Brisbane boy Wayne O’Connor at his first day on the job yesterday as the new manager of Brisbane Car Company on Gladstone Road in Rockhampton.
Brisbane boy Wayne O’Connor at his first day on the job yesterday as the new manager of Brisbane Car Company on Gladstone Road in Rockhampton. Sharyn Oneill

New face sources cars for Rocky

WAYNE O’Connor says he’s driven to get good deals for Rockhampton’s motorists.

It was his first day on the job at Brisbane Car Company yesterday after moving to the beef capital with his partner Deb on Friday for the new job opportunity.

Wayne has been in the industry since 1981 and has taken over as the new manager of the business.

He says he’s eager for the new challenge and adventure ahead.

With strong networks in the south-east corner, Wayne will be able to source cars from Brisbane and sell them in Rockhampton at a better price.

“Wholesale prices in Brisbane are far cheaper than Rockhampton,” he said.

“A car is the second largest purchase after a house, so it needs to be one you love.”

Wayne said he could source any vehicle anyone required.

Originally a Brisbane boy, he has been living at Bribie Island before the opportunity came up in Rocky.

“I’m looking forward to our new adventure,” he said yesterday.

Wayne, who has also spent several years working for himself, said he had always been passionate about the motor industry and had owned nearly every shape and size of car you could think of.

He said the company had suffered during the recent flood disaster. However, with a new office refurbishment and his new outlook, the car dealership on Gladstone Road was shaping up for a prosperous future.



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