Bob Jane T-Marts
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|Rodney Jane (CEO)|
|Products||Motor oil, tyres|
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.
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.
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.
The head office is located at 471 Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne.