Shane has been in the industry for 30+ years. He started at Himitangi Service Station and workshop in Foxton with his Father. He also trained at Manawatu Polytech for his Mechanical Apprenticeship and completed his training at Waikato Polytechnic.

Shane then went to Tony Richards Toyota in Paeroa where he completed his apprenticeship and went on to work for Steering Services Paeroa (Shock Shop) to further his training with wheel alignments. Shane then went on to work for Ralphs Autoshop Rotorua where he became the Foreman until opening his new business, Gearheads Rotorua.

Shane’s other interests include speedway which involved engine building, tuning and car setup. He has also been involved in off-road racing in which he was a competitor and enjoyed immensely. Shane also has a passion for classic cars; at the moment he owns a classic Corvette Stingray 1994.

Shane has extensive knowledge and understanding in all aspects of the mechanical trade.