Canterbury man awarded MTA Services to Industry Award
The MTA Services to Industry Award is given to individuals or organisations who have made an enduring and indelible contribution to MTA and the overall automotive industry.
Commenting, MTA President, Rick Murrell says people at this level are far from common, so it’s fitting that Martin is acknowledged for his contribution to MTA and the industry.
“He is a successful businessman and writer, but he’s also very knowledgeable at a technical level. His contribution has made a sizeable difference to the industry – one that’s out of the ordinary, and has set him apart as someone that really does go that extra mile.”
Martin Brooks said “I am honoured and overwhelmed at this award. I have to say it is completely unexpected. My philosophy has always been that the sharing of information and expertise between us is critical to our long-term survival, both individually and as an industry.”
Brooks also produces a monthly column on transmissions in Radiator, MTA’s monthly member magazine. “Martin’s monthly column is highly rated by readers. He produces it month in, month out – even despite having his business operations disrupted by the damage caused by the Christchurch earthquakes earlier this year,” says Murrell.
Following the earthquake, not only was he able to shuffle his own business operations around to maintain a service to his customers, as well as finding the time to produce his Radiator column rather than letting readers down, but he also went out of his way to help fellow members Gary and Peggy Lake who had been affected by the earthquake. His kind generosity saw them take some time out from what had been a difficult time for them both to attend the Hamilton ITM 400 weekend.
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