Rover Motors - Cessnock

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Accreditation: Rover Motors Pty Ltd, Acc No. 8999 & 10845, Cessnock
Depot Address/s: Vincent Street Cessnock
Livery: White with red striping
Service Runs: See website.
Website: www.rovercoaches.com.au

Rover Motors is a third generation family business owned by the Lewis family. Local businessman George Ryder founded the business in 1925 when he purchased The South Maitland Motor Company and Marble Bar Motor Service to form Rover Motors. Rab Lewis became a partner in the business and remained with the company for over 60 years. Jack Lewis undertook his apprenticeship with Rover Motors in the 1950s and worked with the company for around 50 years. Aaron Lewis entered the family business as a third generation family member in the 1980s.

After a 40-year partnership, the Amos Fogg family and Rab Lewis family terminated their shared interests in Hunter Valley Coaches and Rover Motors in 1986. The Rab Lewis family withdrew to Rover Motors, Cessnock, while the Mordue family took over 100% share holding in Hunter Valley Coaches. Ownership of the company passed down to Jack Lewis by the 1990s. Rab Lewis passed away in 1999 and the business was passed down to a third generation - Gregory, Aaron, Philip and Jennine Lewis - in the 2000's.

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