POWELL MOTOR GROUP: OUR HERITAGE
The Powell Motor Group (PMG) is a long established family owned Tasmanian business with over 50 years in the motor vehicle trade from the same location. Currently owned and operated by brothers David, James and sister Stephanie, the family is steeped in motoring history.
Grandfather David L. Powell was a prolific force in motor racing in Tasmania and interstate. He had his first competitive ride in 1939 and when he retired from motor cycle racing in 1958 after 14 years of racing (interrupted by service as a paratrooper in the war) he held 9 Australian and 9 State records in both solo and sidecars; he competed with success and distinction in Tasmania and interstate.
David L Powell above - leading on the bike at Longford and then in an open wheeler in his car racing days
His son, David Hartley Powell, who founded the family car dealership over 50 years ago and which still trades today from the same location was a well known figure in aviation circles and in motor racing competing up to Formula 5000 level. The program from a 1977 meeting at Surfers Paradise said this:
DAVE POWELL - Australia -; Aged 25 New F5000 face after short career smaller formulae. Purchased original Matich A50 ex-Barry Lewis, Peter Roach. No success to date F5000 but impressed observers several races Calder. First Rothmans Series.
Today the Powell family proudly continues the motoring connection and their long history of quality customer service and satisfaction through the dealership now known as the Powell Motor Group. (pic LtoR - James Steph & David)