We have a deep-seated love for cars, motorcycles and trucks, so we take a personal interest in helping you protect your treasured vehicles because we know how important they are to you.
Our team members at Ryno Insurance are self-confessed car fanatics, collectively owning and driving an impressive number of cars that would warm the heart of any motoring enthusiast.
With a deep and personal interest in cars, motorcycles and trucks themselves, they have expert knowledge to design the best possible cover for your mechanical masterpiece/s.
You can rest assured that we will understand and appreciate how you feel about your vehicle, and how important it is to make sure it is properly protected.
I can’t say that I had aspired to join the insurance industry, but when looking for a life and country change, I found a career that corresponded with my interests and I have never looked back. Working at Ryno Insurance gives me the opportunity to deal with clients on a personal level because we pride ourselves on customer service.
My many motoring interests include Hot Rods, Customs, Classics and motorcycles. I’ve been involved in Hot Rod clubs, classic car clubs and motorcycle clubs. I currently ride a Harley Road King, but would prefer an old British bike in the shed. I’ve owned a vast array of old cars including Buick, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford (US, UK and AUS) and too many old Holdens to count. My 15 minutes of fame came in the form of a 27 T Roadster that was OHC Datsun powered – it grabbed a couple of prizes and a feature in the NZ Hot Rod Magazine back in 01. I also owned a bright yellow custom FJ that scored Top Modified at a NZ Holden Nationals.
My love for cars began sometime in the ’90s with my first ever MG ride and experimenting with my mate’s Mini in college. Not long after, I found myself cruising on sensible mode with a Toyota Corolla, before finally landing a VW Golf GTi. Growing up, I always wanted a Ford Escort RS Cosworth. They were the quintessential boy-racer car in the mid ‘90s and every teenage rev-heads dream car in England. My all-time favourite and absolute dream car is the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona because – well, just look at one. My most memorable driving experience would be cruising down Great Ocean Road in a family friend’s 1965 Mustang with the roof down. My idea of a good time is rebuilding a Morris Mini with a friend and hitting things hard and fast with my band.
What I like most about Ryno Insurance is that it’s a small family business that cares about what it does. I think this sets us apart from others as we build rapport and get to know our clients very well.
I have been a huge car fanatic from a very young age. My father was, and still is, a Service Manager for a Holden and Mazda dealership. It’s no surprise I grew up working on and being exposed to a range of Japanese and Australian vehicles. My love of the ‘Fast and Furious’ movie franchise during my impressionable years probably had a lot to do with it as well!
I would love to get my hands on a brand-new Ford Focus RS. It seems to be a perfect mix of a practical daily drive car and a Boy Racer Hatchback. Plus, it has a ‘Drift Button’ which sends 70% of the power to the rear tyres, and who wouldn’t want one of those right? However, if I had to pick a Super Car to own, it would be the Lamborghini Huracan. It has all the style of an Italian Super Car, just that the V10 engine was taken from the Audi R8 – another one of my favourites.
I have had many great days working with cars at events and races and have heard many awesome stories from clients about their cars. I’m honoured to live vicariously through my clients when they share their plans for new builds. Since working with Ryno, I have learnt so much. We have a great team and fantastic insurance cover, which makes my life easy.
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