Baker Motors helps centre to shine

Albury-Wodonga car dealer, Baker Motors, will this year celebrate 75 years in business, with an impressive track record of supporting the local community.

This has included a long-running corporate partnership with the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust Fund.

Baker Motors commenced business in Olive St, Albury in 1946.

It was the dream of young and enthusiastic entrepreneur, Alf Baker, who not only sold Austin and Morris vehicles, but also became involved in the local community and set a precedent for future generations.

Alf’s son, John “JB” Baker later took over the business and expanded into Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, Hyundai and Subaru dealerships.

Sadly, John and his wife, Marg died in a light plane crash in 1998.

But their legacy of giving back to the community lives on in their five sons, Martin, Stuart, Ross, David and Simon who run the business together.

Today, Baker Motors comprises three Albury-Wodonga new and pre-owned car sales, service, finance, spare parts and insurance (NRMA) locations, with six separate showrooms and two service outlets.

The business employs more than 80 local people.

Like their parents and grandparents before them, the Baker brothers continue to contribute to many sporting and community groups.

Baker Motors is a Shimmer supporter of the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust Fund and David has been on the Trust’s board of directors since 2019.

David, who is the Mercedes-Benz Dealer Principal and Group General Sales Manager, said Baker Motors was proud to play a part in providing quality cancer care for local patients and their families.

“Baker Motors is a fourth generation family-owned business that has a strong emphasis on community involvement,” he said.

“It’s great to be part of a 100% local cause that helps deliver the best possible cancer treatment and care to our region.”

To find out more about becoming a Corporate Friend of the Trust Fund, phone (02) 6064 1538.

Photo courtesy of Nat Ord