Grant & Cindy Geelan - Co-Owner, Autohaus Hamilton
Grant served his Mechanical Apprenticeship at Scuderia Veloce Motors Lindfield, now Porsche Centre Willoughby. Adding an extra six years on top of his initial four enabled him to be fully trained and qualified in both Porsche and Ferrari. Grant joined Autohaus Hamilton as a Senior Mechanic in 1997 and after five years, Grant and his wife Cindy took up Ian Hamilton’s offer to purchase the business allowing Ian to hang up his overalls and retire.
Being Owner and Principal Mechanic, Grant still continues to put his heart and soul into maintaining the brilliant reputation Autohaus Hamilton upholds. Offering Autohaus customers a large range of specialist services, knowledge and a home away from home.
Cindy keeps our office and reception running smoothly, providing specialised care that our valued clients deserve. Allowing Grant to spend more of his time on what he loves best, working on Porsches, whilst maintaining a close relationship with Autohaus customers.
Having been married to Grant for 17years, Cindy has been around Porsches, Motorsport and more importantly Autohaus Hamilton for long enough to know that only the highest level of service will suffice.
Scott Lang - Co-Owner, Sales, Autohaus Hamilton
Scott is a Porsche fanatic who has managed to combine his passion with his career. He co-owns and manages the running of Autohaus Hamilton Sales, alongside Grant. Having personally owned 12 Porsches over the last 10 years, Scott well and truly knows the brand and what it takes to live with them on a daily basis. By using his intimate knowledge of the brand, Scott sources the perfect Porsches for our customers.
James Reinhardt - Co-Owner, Parts, Autohaus Hamilton
James has been apart of the Autohaus Hamilton team since 2011, coming from a professional background in business consulting and systems implementation and has always been a petrol head. His passion for Porsche started with the realisation you only have to look beneath the skin of a Porsche to see its parts and its Motorsport history. James joined Autohaus Hamilton for the opportunity to with knowledgeable people who are enthusiastic about what they do, in an environment where he could make a tangible contribution.
James head of the Autohaus Hamilton Parts Division, where his background has helped implement structure and build a division that can advise on, source and provide Porsche parts to all our customers. He is passionate about customer service.
Rick Frankford - Service Adviser, Autohaus Hamilton
Rick’s been in the automotive game a long time first starting his apprenticeship January 1977 with Murphy Johnston imported cars in Brookvale working with Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Lancia. Ultimately expanding to include Subaru, VW and Audi. During this time Rick also prepared and was actively involved with Group E and Group A motorsport with Alfa Romeo.
Fast forward to current day and he’s done it all from mechanic, foreman, workshop manager, service adviser and finally service manager with Mazda, Subaru, Volvo, Harley Davidson and now finally us – Autohaus Hamilton. We’re excited to have Rick apart of the team and welcome his wealth of knowledge.
Tim Andersen - Senior Technician, Autohaus Hamilton
Tim also worked at Scuderia Veloce Motors Lindfield and moved to Porsche Centre Willoughby, where he was employed for sixteen years. His duties included working as Workshop Manager, Head Mechanic and Road Tester.
Tim first started his apprenticeship early 70’s servicing Leyland Products and XU1s, Chargers, GT Falcons almost every night, leaving weekends for building and maintaining race cars. After completion of his apprenticeship, Tim spent two years in the United States of America.
On return from his time abroad, Tim helped develop and construct a Commodore in six weeks for the 1980 Bathurst and placed third outright. His 31 years of experience with Porsche has seen Tim attend and complete many training courses including factory training in 1986 which included Weissach R&D Centre, where 959’s were being tested and race department was full of Le Mans and Paris Dakar cars.
During the split of Ferrari and Porsche at Willoughby, Tim made the decision that Porsche was to continue being his chosen path. Helping set up Porsche Centre Willoughby’s Service Department.
Tim joined the Autohaus Team in 1998 as a Senior Technician, and now Head Mechanic, Lead Tester and Trainer. With his years of knowledge working on all models of Porsche, Tim shares his exceptional history of these fine cars with our customers.
Stuart Bruce - Senior Technician, Autohaus Hamilton
Stuart is originally from Scotland but has been living in Australia for 10 years now. Stuart comes with a wealth of knowledge from his involvement in Motorsport in the UK and his engineering background makes him a tremendous asset to our motorsport department. Stuart can also turn his hand to service work in our main workshop as and when required. His rich history has given him a great understanding of the earlier air-cooled cars, but he is also our master of fabrication and restoration.
Stuart earliest memory of Porsche was the gift of a poster for a childhood birthday; it was a collection of Porsches on a cobbled street which had a black 911 Turbo Targa and he thought, yeah that’s my car! It’s a privilege having Stuart a part of the Autohaus Team and we can’t wait to find him that black Turbo.
James Brennan - Technician, Autohaus Hamilton
James started off at a multi-franchise dealership in the Hills area of Sydney, where he completed his mechanical apprenticeship. After finishing his apprenticeship he joined the Autohaus Hamilton team to continue his love affair with anything classic. Whilst working at Autohaus, James has had the opportunity to work on some amazing and very rare cars, whilst recently started to tackle the world that is 356.
James passion for cars has now become a tangled love with his Wife, they spend most their weekends driving to new cafes, restaurants and enjoying everything Sydney has to offer. His passion for the finer details and classic’s makes James a very important part of our Autohaus team.
Richie Brennan - Technician, Autohaus Hamilton
Irishman Richie came to Australia in 2010, after a stint working on prestige German cars including VW, Mercedes and Audi. When not fettling Stuggart’s finest for Autohaus Hamilton, Richie likes to rock out on the drums and drink Guinness. Richie has so many favourite Porsches, he can’t name them but is a big fan of their air cooled 911 era.
Lawrence Lee - Technician, Autohaus Hamilton
Lawrence is the newest Technician to join the team at Autohaus Hamilton. His passion for the brand shone brightly when we were first in contact with him, leaving an ever inspiring impact on us all. Originally from Asia Lawrence moved to Australia 8 years ago, already completing his automotive studies he began working with J & F Motors in Richmond Victoria.
Dealing with quite a lot of air-cooled cars (mostly VW) sparked the fire within Lawrence’s soul, slowly but surely getting the opportunity to work on Porsche Flat-6’s and the rest was history. Fast forward multiple years and the Porsche craze hitting the internet with such personalities like Magnus Walker, RWB and Australia’s very own Autohaus Hamilton gave Lawrence a vision for the future!
Now residing in Sydney, Lawrence is a fully qualified technician and an integral part of our team, he is injecting his passion daily into all aspects and branches of the business learning exactly what it is to be living the Porsche.
Chris Monk - Technician, Autohaus Hamilton
Chris has motorsport in his blood, as his father was one of the founders of the HSRCA and therefore grew up tinkering on British machines like MG and Aston Martin. Chris has spent time as a service advisor at SVM, so he knows his Porsches inside out. In his spare time, Chris races an Alfa 105 and dreams of 993 Turbos.
Michael James - Apprentice Technician, Autohaus Hamilton
Michael is the youngest member of the Autohaus Hamilton family, at just 17 years old.
Michael loves the look of all Porsches and likes that there is a model for every possible taste and something for every enthusiast. His favourite Porsche model is the 964 which he likes for its subtle lines and 90s styling.
One day he would like to own his Porsche workshop.
Alec Haroyan - Apprentice Technician, Autohaus Hamilton
Fresh out of school Alec is from a Porsche family and cannot remember a time when he hasn’t had a passion for Porsches. When not working on Porsches, Alec is lusting after 930 Turbos and baking banana bread.
Charli - Apprentice Technician, Autohaus Hamilton
A hard-working self-starter, young Charli is new to the team from a background in marine mechanics. She has always had a passion for mechanical things with Porsche proving a key inspiration. Charli has a soft spot for 993 Turbos.
Daniele - Apprentice Technician, Autohaus Hamilton
22-year-old Daniele hails from Italy where his parents own a family workshop servicing anything with four wheels. A keen F1 fan Daniele rates Ferrari legend Gilles Villeneuve and Ayrton Senna as his favourite pilots. Determined to work on Porsches Daniele made the track from Italy to Sydney via Melbourne before finding a home at Autohaus Hamilton. He rates the Cayman GT4 as his favourite Porsche.
Alex Phillis - Accounts officer, Autohaus Hamilton
Alex is the newest member of our admin team, working alongside our accounts manager and currently studying a Diploma of Accounting through TAFE with a plan to continue onto a Bachelor Degree once complete. His first memory of Porsche started at a young age when his dad (a long-term customer of Autohaus Hamilton) showed up unexpectedly in a 964 Targa and said, 'Jump in - let's drive!'. A car still in the family today.
Anthony Raymond- Sales manager, Autohaus Hamilton
Anthony is in his 3rd decade with Porsche. He moved from the UK and began working Scuderia Veloce ( now Porsche Willoughby ) in 1992, where he delivered more than 1,000 cars over the next 15 years. Then moved to the Middle East and ran Porsche Centre Bahrain. Through the years Anthony has competed in countless track races and Historic rallies and has won the National Formula Ford championship in Bahrain. Anthony began his Porsche partnership with Autohaus Hamilton in January last year as Sales manager, alongside Scott.
Alina Sheffer - Social media marketing Coordinator, Autohaus Hamilton
Alina joined the team in early March, working alongside Sergio to coordinate events, as well as social media marketing. Alina has completed a Diploma of Graphic design at Martin College and has studied structural engineering at Ultimo. She was born into a mechanic's family and has loved Porsches from a young age, on weekends Alina enjoys riding motorbikes with her father.
Sergio Capozzi - Events Manager, Autohaus Hamilton
Sergio joined us with a diverse background in automotive marketing and events. Since 2002 he’s been activity helping fellow car enthusiasts experience and enjoys the pleasure of their own pride and joy. By thinking slightly out the box and always bringing things back to their purest form he has captured the very essence of what it is to be a ‘car guy’. Fast forward fourteen years and he’s coordinated and executed events meets and drives across Australia. Through all these milestones he has endeavoured to capture the stories of the people, the cars and the road; telling these stories through multiple digital mediums.