The car: We currently operate a 5 seat Primera GT hatchback - spacious and comfortable
Reg is the principal driver:
Qualifications - He has held a passenger service license for over 50 yrs, first obtained to become a volunteer driver for the disabled in his early twenty's. As workshop manager in a family auto electrical business he obtained, and still holds classes 1,2,3,4,5,6,F,P,R,T.
Experience - He began professional driving in 1967 as a university student, part-time during the term and full time in vacations, completing three seasons of scheduled runs, charters, and tours covering the whole of the South Island, as both driver and tour guide.
In 2002 he built a double sidecar and started operations as Alpine Sidecar Tours
From 2002 - 2010, he logged in excess of 220,000 kms driving for Wanaka Connexions
The vehicles ranged from a 9 seat Hiace, and 21 seat Coaster
to a 53 seat tag-axle Tour Coach.
In 2010 he established Southern Chauffeur as a private hire operation serving luxury lodges, focusing on airport transfers and local tours.
Competence and Care - It has always been his stated goal to drive in such a manner that a lightly sleeping passenger will not be aware of, or disturbed by, any changes in speed or direction, while maintaining the highest average speed consistent with safety and the law; also to provide when invited, an interesting and informative commentary on local history and points of interest. He has a St John First Aid certificate, and the vehicle carries a fresh supply of bottled water.