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Bob Jane a former race car driver opened the first store of his tyre business Bob Jane T-Marts in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in 1965. The company remains an independent, family-owned business to this day; Bob's son, Rodney Jane, is the current CEO. In 2011, the then 82-year-old Jane resigned as chairman of T-Marts citing difficulties in the relationship with his son.[1]

Bob Jane T-Marts
Private
IndustryAutomotive
Founded1965
FounderBob Jane
HeadquartersMelbourne, Australia
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Rodney Jane (CEO)
ProductsMotor oil, tyres
WebsiteBobjane.com.au/

SponsorshipEdit

From 2002 to 2004, Bob Jane T-Marts held the naming rights sponsorship for the Bathurst 1000, the race Jane dominated early in his career. The company also held the naming rights to what was then known as the Bob Jane Stadium, now known as Lakeside Stadium in Albert Park, Victoria home of South Melbourne FC.[citation needed]

ProductsEdit

Bob Jane T-Marts is the only major tyre retailer in Australia who do not sell retread tyres. Bob Jane's personal reason for this is that his second eldest daughter, Georgina, had died in a car accident in 1991 due to a retreaded tyre blowing out.[2]

The head office is located at 471 Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bob Jane resigns". Archive.today. 30 July 2012. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Bob Jane's Hard Road". Heraldsun.com.au. Retrieved 29 September 2018.

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