Sadly, Robert (Bob) Clifton Binks, a highly respected Ford and Toyota Dealer passed away aged 77 after a long battle with advancing Parkinson’s.
Bob, who was a past long-serving chairman of the Ford National Dealer Council,Â had a diverse automotive career which he first started working for Volkswagen and later in the marketing department of Ford Australia until he decided to open his own dealership, Bob Binks Ford, in Coffs Harbour.
He later sold his Coffs Harbour dealership, to move to operate a Ford franchise, also named Bob Binks Ford, in Footscray. In 1984, he opened Star Ford in Brighton Road St Kilda and later bought Goulds Toyota in Northcote which was the first Toyota dealership in Melbourne. He then moved from Victoria to Queensland and opened another Ford dealership, Bob Binks Surfside Ford, in Miami and Tweed Heads.
Our thoughts are with his family; his wife Anne, the three children Julie, Peter and Roger, their spouses John, Kim and Shannan; and his seven grandchildren; Charlie, Max, Jett, Bowie, Roscoe, Natalia and Tino.