In August 1969, a new Mazda dealership was erected at the current location in Bairnsdale and in the workshop was a young apprentice by the name of Ray Stephenson.
Fast forward to 1983 and Ray purchased a share in the business and in 1986 purchased the entire business. If life begins at 40, 2009 was a year to celebrate with Ray passing 40 years in the dealership.Mazda has been the mainstay of the Bairnsdale dealership and in 1990 Hyundai came onboard.
In 2003 the Workshop and Spare Parts department moved across the highway to the new, larger, state-of-the-art service facility.
Through a quiet but uncompromising operating style, the Bairnsdale Dealership has been recognised with three Mazda Master Dealer awards and more than a dozen Hyundai awards for Highest Achievement in Customer Service, Sales and Workshop Service.