Hammond Motors was initially established as a Mobile Mechanic in 1989. In 1994 Grant progressed to fixed premises in Kaikohe, where Hammond Motors operated for over 21 years.
In 2009 Grant and Irene relocated Hammond Motors to their home town of Kaitaia as an authorised Nissan and Hyundai Parts & Service Agent of which they won Parts & Service Agent of the Year Award in 2009, 2010 and 2012
As of 1st November 2015 Hammond Motors changed their business strategy and became an authorised Ford & Mazda Service & Parts Agent. The Hammond Motors team live by their slogan, ‘Keeping it Local’. It has always been very important for owner operators, Grant and Irene, to get involved in their local community. The couple grew up in Kaitaia and they intend on supporting it!
Hammond Motors has established partnerships with local sporting clubs that provide support to juniors, seniors and young players in the area.
Hammond Motors also sponsors and attend the annual North Hokianga and Kaitaia A&P Shows. Sponsor the Taipa Stock Cars and local school galas. Sponsor and attend the annual Taipa Vintage Car Show of which some beautiful old cars come all the way up from Wanganui to take part.
Grant and Irene have two adult sons, Karl and Shaun and love being back and supporting their home town of Kaitaia.