Meet the Team

  • Dealer Principal
  • Sales
  • Service
  • Parts
  • General Contacts

Dealer Principal

Tim Barrett

Tim Barrett

Dealer Principal

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What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
Great food, coffee and people

How long have you worked in the motor industry?:
Since 1999

Footy team?:
The mighty Bombers!

Favorite music?:
Country & Western

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
Golf, restaurants and family

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
Landcruiser – Because it’s the King of the Road!

What does “Country feel” mean to you?:
Genuine, honest, caring, considerate, personal, trustworthy, relaxed, no frills - but still professional

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Sales Team

Leon Yeates

Leon Yeates

General Manager

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What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
It’s a beautiful town with great scenery, cafes, restaurants and people.

When did you start working in the motor industry?:
I started in Spare Parts before commencing in sales in 1998.

Footy team?:
Essendon

Favorite music?:
I have a diverse range of music taste from The Beatles/U2/Queen to The FooFighters/Wolfmother/Metallica and pretty much everything in between.

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
I’m a very keen cyclist, love going for weekend drives through the scenic countryside, I spend as much time as possible with my family & friends, I’m absolutely addicted to Formula 1, enjoy watching motorsport & cycling and listening to music.

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
The Rav4 Cruiser Hybrid, it’s a brilliant car and is fantastic value for money.

What does “Country feel” mean to you?:
A relaxed no pressure environment where our guests feel comfortable and enjoy the experience.

Favorite quote:
Whether you think you can or think you can’t you’re right

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Nathan Thompson

Nathan Thompson

Sales Manager

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What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
The café’s

How long have you worked in the motor industry?:
Since 2015

Footy team?:
Kyneton Tigers

Favorite music?:
Dragon

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
Sunday arvo drinks at a local establishment

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
Hilux – multi-use, 4x4, collect your wood… does it all!

What does “Country feel” mean to you?:
Laid back country service

Favorite quote:
“It’s in the fridge” Leo from Celebrations

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Matthew Barrett

Matthew Barrett

Business Manager

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What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
 The fresh air and the scenery

When did you start working in the motor industry?:
originally 2010 but back in it as of 2021

Footy team?:
 Essendon

Favorite music?:
Old school classics

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
Watch any sport, fishing,

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
Hilux, handy and versatile

What does “Country feel” mean to you?:
Genuine, honest, there for each other!

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Clinton Sutton

Clinton Sutton

New & Used Vehicle Sales

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What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
The people!

When did you start working in the motor industry?:
Since 2000- I started as an apprentice mechanic and now work in sales!

Footy team?:
Geelong

Favorite music?:
New and old

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
Spending time with the family

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
Corolla Hybrids – the fuel efficiency & benefits of hybrid

What does “Country feel” mean to you?:
Offering the highest level of service.

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Dave Barrett

Dave Barrett

New & Used Vehicle Sales

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When did you start working in the motor industry?:
Since 2015

Footy team?:
Essendon

Favorite music?:
Acoustic

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
Play music

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
Rav4 – it’s a dream to drive!

Favorite quote:
“To infinity & beyond!”

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Jordan Barrett

Jordan Barrett

New & Used Vehicle Sales

More about Jordan

What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
The people. Always a friendly smile when you’re dealing with Kyneton locals

When did you start working in the motor industry?:
August 2021

Footy team?:
Essendon

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
I love to play golf, if only I was better at it I would enjoy it more.

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
Corolla – Nearly everyone has had a corolla in their lifetime and they just never let you down.

What does “Country feel” mean to you?:
When you can walk in and everyone speaks to you as if they were your best mate.

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Jordon Vardon

Jordon Vardon

New & Used Vehicle Sales

More about Jordon

What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
The openness of the area, you don’t get that claustrophobic feeling. I like the freedom.

When did you start working in the motor industry?:
Since 2019

Footy team?:
Richmond

Favorite music?:
Pop

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
I just work and work hard!

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
Toyota Soarer – I love the way it looks. As a kid I always wanted one and now I own one!

What does “Country feel” mean to you?:
Country hospitality, people are nicer in the country!

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Service Team

Rod Fawcett

Rod Fawcett

Service Manager

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What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
The people and the restaurants

When did you start working in the motor industry?:
Since 1980

Footy team?:
The Mighty Blue Baggers

Favorite music?:
Anything and Everything… (except death metal!)

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
Spend quality time with my family

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
Hilux… just luv it!

What does “Country feel” mean to you?:
Developing an ongoing relationship with our guests and making sure they leave our place with a smile…

Favorite quote:
“Life is about choices” Graeme Brown.

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Hayden Watts

Hayden Watts

Service Advisor

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What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
My favorite thing about the Macedon ranges is the tight knit community and the wide selection of quality cafés and restaurants.

How long have you worked in the motor industry?:
December 2020

Footy team?:
Essendon

Favorite music?:
Rock

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
In my spare time I like to go rock climbing, 4x4 driving camping and fishing.

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
The Toyota GT 86. Beautiful looking car and drives like a dream.

What does “Country feel” mean to you?:
Country feel is a very homely feeling, getting to know everyone by a first name basis

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Matt Spinner

Matt Spinner

Service Advisor

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When did you start working in the motor industry?:
Since 2004

Footy team?:
Carlton

Favorite music?:
All music

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
Working on my cars

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
Crown Majesta – because it’s a classic!

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Joel Harrower

Joel Harrower

Workshop Controller

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What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
The weather.

When did you start working in the motor industry?:
Since 1992

Footy team?:
Collingwood

Favorite music?:
Various types.

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
Golf / Watch sport.

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
V6 Camry.

What does “Country feel” mean to you?:
Friendly.

Favorite quote:
Don’t stress.

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Parts Team

Paul Westerling

Paul Westerling

Parts Manager

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What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
Its weather is awesome!

When did you start working in the motor industry?:
Since 1990

Favorite music?:
All – except Country

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Gavin Simons

Gavin Simons

Parts Interpreter

More about Gavin

What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
The friendly people & scenery, places to go & explore

When did you start working in the motor industry?:
1992

Footy team?:
 Collingwood

Favorite music?:
Country music

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
Gardening , watching sport

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
2019 kluger , like the look & drives beautiful

What does “Country feel” mean to you?:
Friendly people, safe surroundings, people always willing to help & smiling faces

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General Contacts

Ricky Turner

Ricky Turner

Financial Controller

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What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
The history

When did you start working in the motor industry?:
Since 2009

Footy team?:
Richmond

Favorite music?:
70’s

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
Spending time with my Daughter. Movies, TV, Lawn Bowls.

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
Hybrid Camry – good size, safety, fuel economy, enough power

What does “Country feel” mean to you?:
Respect and care

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Leeanne Lenan

Leeanne Lenan

Accounts

More about Leeanne

What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
Autumn

How long have you worked in the motor industry?:
Since 2016

Footy team?:
North Melbourne

Favorite music?:
A bit of everything

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
Catching up with friends and family

What does “Country feel” mean to you?:
Personal

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Rio Paulo

Rio Paulo

Courtesy Driver/Cleaner

More about Rio

What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
Knowing all the local people

When did you start working in the motor industry?:
Since 2016

Favorite music?:
Various

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
Walking!

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
The New Rav4!

What does “Country feel” mean to you?:
Warm welcome, friendliness to all people. It feels like home.

Favorite quote:
“What goes around comes around”

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Libby Thompson

Libby Thompson

Reception/Administration

More about Libby

What is your favorite thing about Kyneton & the Macedon Ranges?:
Being part of a close, friendly community

When did you start working in the motor industry?:
November 2021

Footy Team?:
Whoever is winning!

Favorite music?:
Old-school classics from the eighties

What do you like to do in your spare time?:
Retail therapy & catching up with friends

Favorite Toyota car, why?:
Prado because they're beautiful to drive and high enough for me to see over the steering wheel!

What does “Country feel” mean to you?:
Authenticity and honesty

Favorite quote:
“It is what it is”

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