All Tuggerah City Auto Dismantlers: Car Dismantlers on the Central Coast
Family started in the automotive business after world war two in the late 1940’s with Con Constantine, opening Constantine Spares in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire district, wrecking cars, panel beating, mechanical repairs and building trailers. Trading up until the 1980"s. Garry Constantine, son of Con started work for his father after leaving school and soon went out on his own, opening many new auto spares shops, firstly going around to service station selling new parts out of the back of a VW kombi and then an old Bedford van, not long after opening his own retail shops in Campsie, Rockdale, Liverpool and Carringbah. By the mid seventy's he returned to the wrecking business opening a wrecking yard in Kirrawee (Kirrawee Auto Wreckers) then moving to a larger place at Taren point (Cronulla Sutherland Auto Wreckers ). In the early 1980's he decided he needed a sea change.
Three generations in the auto dismantling industry
Moving to the Central Coast and buying the old Davron Spares in Wyong Shire and changing the name to Transpacific Auto Wreckers. By the mid 1980's that business was sold so he could move into importing used spare parts from Japan (low km's engines and other parts) being one of the first few importing used car parts from Japan to Australia. He started a new business called Japanese Used Car Spares at Erina with his son Michael and not long after his other son started, (Sean). The business grew very fast and had to move to a larger factory at West Gosford and still outgrew that. So he decided to open a new shop back in Guilford Sydney, were it all started. After some time the Gosford shop was sold off to concentrate on the Sydney market. Not long after selling the Gosford store, the son of Garry, Michael opened his first store back up on the central coast at Tumbi Umbi (Coastwide Panels and Engines). Which also grew and transferred to West Gosford (that business was also sold off in early 2000's).
Michael continued in the automotive business exporting used parts to Ghana and the Philippines’ and opened two stores in Philippine’s which still trade. In 2008 Michael and Sean joined together and opened Japperformance at 123 Gavenlock Road, Tuggerah and started importing parts again from Japan 2010 added the name All Tuggerah City Auto Dismantlers and stopped importing, moving into more of the dismantling cars side rather than importing parts. In 2011 the business moved to 115 Gavenlock Road, Tuggerah, the current site. This new site is much larger and mostly undercover holding an average 100 vehicles inside and out as well as a large amount of parts on racks inside. The Constantine name has been in the automotive business for a long time and hopes to continue for many years to come. The late Con Constantine helped in the establishment of many Auto Dismantlers to get started in the Sydney area, in which still operate today. Garry Constantine is now semi-retired now but still is involved in the automotive dismantling business in Sydney.