The business (EJ & WA Booth) commenced trading as a Petrol retailer and Service Station on 1st September, 1939 - 2 days before WWII was declared, at 253 Mann Street, Gosford in the sunny NSW Central Coast.
The company’s founders were Evelyn (EJ) and Fred (WA) Booth. Their only child Kevin is currently the Managing Director of the group. Kevin’s children David, Col and Sandra are all involved in the management of the company.
Repairs, parts sales and vehicles sales were added to the business in the early years.
A Hillman, Humber, Singer, Commer and Sunbeam franchise was obtained in the mid 1940’s under the Rootes Group Ltd banner. This English company’s Australian operations were taken over by Chrysler Australia Ltd in the late 1960’s. The franchise was changed at that time.
Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd purchased the operations of Chrysler in 1981, and the business has continued with that franchise. The Mitsubishi Ralliart franchise was included from May 2002 selling the amazing EVO Lancer. The Mitsubishi truck franchise was sadly handed back in 2003, after space restrictions and increased passenger vehicle volume reduced our ability to carry heavy vehicle stock.
The Hyundai franchise was added to the group from July 2004 with the purchase of ‘Peter Robert Hyundai’ at North Gosford, and Mitsubishi sales relocated to that location from September 2004.
The ‘Wyong Mitsubishi’ dealership was purchased in September 2005 and is now known as Booth’s Motor Group Tuggerah. Hyundai has since been added to that site.
The Gosford dealership commenced selling vehicles from the Proton franchise in 2009 and ceased in 2011 when Great Wall was added to the group. Great Wall left Australia in 2015.
The original site in the Gosford CBD dating from 1939 was still being utilised for Service and Parts until May 2008. A state-of-the-art Service and Parts development at North Gosford has consolidated our operations and increased our levels of customer satisfaction. A similar Service and Parts development at Tuggerah lifted our exposure and service offering in early 2014. A spectacular new showroom development at Tuggerah opened in April 2017.
Our company has built its reputation on providing quality cars and quality service to the people of the Central Coast for over 78 years. We are looking forward with enthusiasm to the future as we continue to grow the business.
Booth’s Motor Group – "Thinking cars? – Think Booth’s!"
|Dealer Principal||Kevin Booth|
|General Manager||Col Booth|
|Sales Manager||Peter Booker|
|Used Vehicle Sales Manager||Andrew Champ|
|Business Manager||Michelle Brennan|
|Fixed Operations Manager||Steve Kilpatrick|
|Service Manager||John Cameron|
|Parts Manager||Arron Hughes|
|Dealer Principal||Sandra Booth|
|General Sales Manager||Derek Hoy|
|Used Vehicle Sales Manager||Bill Vanstone|
|Service Manager||Alan Milliner|
|Parts Manager||Ray Jarvis|