Modifying cars started at an early age in Christchurch, New Zealand. Dave’s Father Gary and Grandad Jack opened Gardner Cars in 1985. Dave’s school holidays were spent down at the yard washing cars to save for his very first vehicle, a 1979 Toyota Corolla. This was pulled apart several times including the engine, with Dave spending hours in the garage, “I must have done every modification possible”.
This passion lead to several other modified vehicles including competitive drift car racing.
Moving to the Gold Coast in 2009 the passion continued in opening Gardner Cars again with Gary (Dad) building the business from one vehicle to well over 100 today that are synonymous with 4X4 adventure and performance.
Dave has two beautiful young boys with partner Brittany that are also mad about cars. “I’m sure with the core values that Gardner Cars believe in: Integrity, Fun, Respect, People and Passion – we will see the fourth generation of Gardners continuing to enjoy the motor industry”.