This is Geoff and his son Ben. Geoff has been a guest at the Acacia Ridge Motor Inn for the last 5 years! Yep, he runs a very successful business here in Port Augusta and travels up from Adelaide every Sunday Night and checks himself in to his room (which we have renamed “Geoff’s Room” as we don’t allocate it to anybody else).
Arriving between 10pm and 12am on the Sunday night he is in for breakfast every day! Around the breakfast table we have collectively solved many of the short comings of society today and the financial woes, both State and Federally!
Friday morning, he packs up his belongings and goes to work and then drives 3, 1/2 hours back to Adelaide and re acquaints himself with his family. Or he hooks on the trailer and travels to Melbourne, Sydney or Perth (of all places) and proudly watches Ben complete at the elite level in Sprint Car Motor Racing. Fortunately for Geoff sometimes they race locally in Adelaide, either at Speedway Park or Murray Bridge or in the South East of the State.
A Champion Guy too…
A devoted family man, Geoff took control of a local business and bought it back from the brink. It is now one of Port Augusta’s Premiere Body Repair Businesses. Employing local young school leavers he trains, mentors and nurtures them in the finer art of Motor Repairs. He affords all his staff a greater opportunity to grow and prosper under his watchful eye, just as he has done with Ben during his successful 15 year racing career.
He is the reigning SA Speed Car Club Champion, he won the prestigious Clisby Trophy and came 2nd in the 2014/15 SA Speed Car Championship.
Hey Geoff, Thanks for your loyalty and friendship. Like so many of our guests, you’re part of the family!