Cricks was founded in 1995 when Garry Crick bought the Nissan and Mitsubishi franchises in Nambour on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, before partnering with John Eastham in 2005. Garry and John are principal shareholders of the Autopact Group, which includes Cricks and other dealerships in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
All of the Crick dealerships have a Dealer Principal who is an owner in that dealership and a local in that community. Across the Sunshine Coast, the dealerships employ local people, who live our ‘Drive Away Happy’ mission. The Crick business today is the Sunshine Coast’s favourite dealer. Our mission is “for everyone to drive away happy, everytime.” This is something we live and has driven the success of the business in the region.
We’re proud to be a major sponsor of The Compass Institute. As well as cash support, every car purchased receives a box of jams & chutneys made on Compass Farm. We also collaborated to bring the Compass Connections Café to life in Nambour, and sponsor ‘Happy,’ a beautiful assistance dog.
Cricks Sunshine Coast has a proud history of supporting many community groups and not-for-profits doing important work in our local community; from surf clubs and Christmas parades to cycling teams and cancer patient support organisations.