We were very excited to work again this year with the Australian Formula 1, held in Albert Park.
In years past, we worked with the Red Bull team, who this year again entered in the race Daniel Ricciardo. Unfortunately, the local Ricciardo didn’t have as much luck this year as he did previously. Engine trouble before the race meant that he had to start from the pit lane, two laps after everybody else. On lap 29, gearbox failure meant that his car had to be towed off. Gracious in defeat, Ricciardo told the press that the Albert Park experience taught him about the new RB13. The event taught us a few things about the hybrid vehicles, with 2017 introducing new restrictions on the dimensions of the F1 machines, presenting new opportunities and challenges for drivers and transporters alike!
Our work with the Grand Prix Corporation and Red Bull goes on throughout the year but really explodes over April around the Albert Park race. Check out our gallery for a collection of photos of the F1 cars we’ve transported over the country.
A lot of the work is done outside of the race. To promote the F1, the Australian Grand Prix Corporation puts older and newer models around the city in some pretty out-there locations! Over the past few years, we’ve been responsible for putting F1 show cars in untraditional places, like the roof of Crown Casino, the foyer of The Royal Children’s Hospital, inside The Emporium and Melbourne Central.
These have presented a number of challenges for us – roofs and shopping centres aren’t usually very car-friendly! But getting the vehicles through narrow doorways and up and down stairs safely and conscientiously “is just what we do”, says our F1 expert, Brad Cook.
In the past, we’ve even hoisted a Renault F1 vehicle to a helicopter from the Grand Prix Corporation in Williamstown. Starting off of one of our trucks, the car flew over Melbourne to advertise the big race.
All in a day’s work, eh Brad?
Negotiating urban spaces is part and parcel of what we do, with stairs, buildings and pedestrians providing challenges not too dissimilar to the branches and trenches of our salvage expeditions. No matter what the job, Garden State Towing will find a way to deliver your vehicle or machinery safely, expertly and on time.
Here are some snaps from when we moved the Swisse F1 vehicle to the Grand Prix offices in Prahran:
As you can see, stairs are no problem for our crew.
Garden State Towing’s vehicles are well equipped to handle the towing and transportation requirements of any prestige, racing or show cars and we could accommodate the Formula 1 specifications with the professionalism, safety and care we bring to any job.
We enjoy our partnership with the Australian Grand Prix Corporation and look forward to next year, when hopefully our local drivers have a little more luck and a better chance at taking home the trophy. Until then, we’re excited for the challenges the Corporation’s marketing department want to set us – helicopters, rooftops, bring it on!
For any of your commercial or private vehicle transportation needs in Melbourne or interstate, contact Garden State Towing today.
Chris is the best. Funny, professional and experienced.If your Tesla gets towed, you are in safe hands with Chris.
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02:24 19 Jun 22
I had to tow my Porsche Taycan Turbo back for repair to the dealer. Initially, I was terrified of getting the wrong company and person to perform this task, however Porsche Roadside thankfully sent GardenState and Chris. All my fears of damage and abuse of the car during towing quickly disppeared as Chris knew exactly what he was doing. He was super careful and knowledgable and most importantly respectful of the qulaity and price of the car he was dealing with. I couldn't be happier and Chris made an otherwise very stressful trip back to the dealer a relaxed and comfortable drive. I think GardenState are lucky to have Chris!!Jim A. 19.6.2022
08:59 18 May 22
Chris towed my car today and I was so grateful for the way in which he handled a tricky situation with such care. My car could have easily been damaged if not for the careful manner in which Chris handled the car. He was genuinely concerned for me and the car and I would be confident to recommend him again.
03:25 18 May 22
Fantastic efficient service! All phone communication was prompt and clear. They always answered the phone too, which helped at a time of stress. Everything went as smooth as silk and the driver, Chris, was so friendly, helpful, and informative. Thanks Chris. Thanks Garden State Towing for a great service!
00:20 08 Apr 22
One of my work vehicles broke down and need to be towed.They where on site within 20mins!! Took it straight to my mechanic was literally back on the road with in an hour. Thanks for your great service. Would highly recommend.
Hugo The DOG
05:37 13 Mar 22
Friendly and quick service
05:26 28 Feb 22
Genuine life savers. After being in two collisions within the same hour on a busy Saturday morning, it’s hard to describe the relief I felt seeing the trusted Gardenstate truck pull around the corner to have a professional handle the situation. Not only was Chris incredibly attentive and sympathetic in a difficult situation, but he went above and beyond to ensure all parties understood the next steps of the process, and provide invaluable advice for trusted repairers. Chris went out of his way to take everyone involved through the red flags of insurance companies and what to look for in the future to make sure we’re in the best possible hands - the expert opinion we all need. If it weren’t for Gardenstate’s quick response time and impeccable service, I’d be suffering with a whole lot more than just whiplash. A HUGE thank you to Chris from the Gardenstate team for the work you do, and the kindness you show along the way. There aren’t enough words or google reviews to explain how much it’s appreciated.
Charles and Megan Mack
23:20 25 Feb 22
All members of the team were very helpful , professional and easy to deal with, from the collection, overnight holding and delivery of my boat. Will use again next time for sure
22:36 17 Feb 22
Had my car picked up by Rob to take to my mechanic after a breakdown. He was communicative, polite, ontime and very gentle with my lowered sports car. Would use again anyday of the week.
01:17 14 Feb 22
Great, friendly, easy-going service. Mohammad went above and beyond to solve some hiccups with the job and got my car home regardless. Top-notch service.
09:05 01 Feb 22
Fantastic Service, highly recommended. Shout out to Dean Tyzzer for being understanding and accommodating. Thank you
23:48 17 Jan 22
Harley was the genuine article! Fairly priced and amazing service. Thank you so much for getting me out of trouble today. Made my day mate
03:41 13 Jan 22
Charlie too great care getting my Mercedes CLS500 onto the truck bed, which was ultra low due to a failed air suspension!Another tow truck came before and couldn't do the job.Great work 👌
22:55 11 Jan 22
My vehicle broke down in Melbourne CBD . I managed to push it into a no standing zone and rang Garden State on the recommendation of a friend ..I was originally told that they were booked out until early afternoon but on hearing my dilemma sent the first truck and removed my car and delivered it to the mechanics within 90 minutes of my call .I would highly recommend this company to anyone who wants a tow
11:57 21 Dec 21
My daughter's car broke down in the evening and these guys had a truck there within an hour. The truck driver and the office manager, Joel, both rang about 10 minutes before the truck arrived to let us know. Exceptional customer service, we would recommend these guys to anyone needing a tow. Nicole and John Scott. 👍👍
12:21 08 Dec 21
Brett assisted me in towing my Nissan. He arrived within an hour, was polite and had a good sense of humour. I was pretty stressed out as this happened sometime past midnight. Brett was extremely professional throughout the entire process and we had a good conversation which made me feel more comfortable in a stressful time. I would highly recommend Gardenstate Towing and would like to thank Brett for his outstanding service.
08:18 02 Dec 21
cheers muhammad for the tow! thanks for the advice too :Dsuper friendly.
15:18 19 Nov 21
The tow truck arrived only 40 minutes after making a booking. The tow truck driver managed to navigate a difficult street in Windsor, and after some initial maneouvering, did a really great job at getting the car loaded. 30 minutes later and my car was back home and dropped off in a timely manner. The driver maintained a friendly attitude and smile throughout the service, with great communication throughout. Would recommend their services in future.
03:44 12 Nov 21
Brett at Garden State Towing was professional/funny and kind made me feel very comfortable. The assistance Brett provided me was very much appreciated Thank you . I highly recommend this business and ask for Brett he'll get the job done
00:00 10 Nov 21
Thank you Gardenstate Towing for your great service. Very easy to deal with, turned up on time, clear communication and friendly nature. I dealt with Harley and he was great fella! Thank you again!
07:46 02 Nov 21
I had Mohamad assist me with excursion of an exceptionally upsetting circumstance. He was timely and made me protected and agreeable. Outright legend, would strongly suggest
10:44 31 Oct 21
Brett at Garden State Towing was kind, professional and helped turn what was an unpleasant situation into a breeze. The assistance he provided me was very much appreciated and his genuine care and good nature reminded me there are great people out there. I highly recommend this business, and specifically Brett.
08:34 30 Oct 21
I had Bret help me out of a very stressful situation. He was punctual and made me safe and comfortable. Absolute legend, would highly recommend
04:33 29 Oct 21
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03:51 25 Oct 21
Highly recommended as an elite company that was cheaper than others in the field as well friendly and professional. I was stuck on the freeway on a Sunday on a busy day with many accidents. Gardenstate Towing answered the phone quickly and were honest and friendly easing my stress Immediately. The company got to me as soon as possible with only a short wait and the driver was a terrific Aussie and my car was treated like it was a Ferrari. My stressful day got turned into a fun trip with great conversation and laughs. Hands down the best in the business. Many thanks.
06:59 23 Oct 21
I was involved in a car accident and my car was in a dangerous spot and was unable to be driven. I was very stressed out and was late for an important appointment.Brett from Gradenstate towing came to my rescue, not only did he get to me before the estimated time, but he calmed me down, assured me everything was going to be okay, and was extremely professional about throughout the whole process. I also made it on time for my appointment!I would highly recommend Gardenstate towing and would like to thank Brett personally for his fantastic service.
02:27 21 Oct 21
Great service mohamed was very friendly and professional
09:56 20 Oct 21
My partners car was towed by Brett, who was a kind, professional gentleman. In an extremely stressful situation he turned up with a smile on his face and was able to make both myself and my partner feel at ease.Thanks a bunch from Mr and Mrs Duck
07:38 17 Oct 21
Brett was very professional and efficient. Given the stressfulness of the situation, it was reassuring when Brett showed up and sorted everything out.Big thank you to Brett and the team for all your help.
03:29 08 Oct 21
Had a great experience with Gardenstate, they were able to come out at a specific time and day, thanks to Dale from the office for helping to organise everything. Tow truck driver Brad arrived on time and carefully towed a 1971 Kombi. He was very helpful and professional and went above and beyond to get the van delivered in a tricky driveway. 10/10 would recommend Gardenstate to anyone who need a car towed
Kate “Kageo” Georgia
21:57 02 Oct 21
Great company. If your car has been stolen it may just end up being towed here when found and it will be in very good hands. Dale took care of me and was so helpful and patient. Try not to leave car too long after being notified as they have limited room and they do what they can for you until its turned into scrap metal...for some that might be a blessing but others a disaster so be mindful of that....
00:48 29 Sep 21
Brett was brilliant, arrived on time, quick and professional service, not to mention a good bloke! #GoRedSox
10:04 19 Sep 21
My partners merc decided to die on her at 6pm on a Sunday night. Brett from gardenstate towing was out in about half an hour and had it back at our home in less time. Cant recommend these guys enough. Brett you're a legend mate. Cheers guys.
10:56 18 Sep 21
02:33 15 Sep 21
We been called their service for many time, all in mid night, they came so fast and towing our car to garage, especially we like to say is the driver Brett, he is the best, professional man I ever meet!! We so proud of use their service and so haapy for Brett to look after us so well, we love to give gardenstate five star!!!!
12:02 14 Sep 21
Bratt helps me a lot I'm so appreciate that, the assistant was so quick.
06:17 11 Sep 21
My car broke down on the Monash Freeway and it was very stressful. After contacting Gardenstate Towing, Harley arrived within 30mins of the call and was able to help me get my car out of the service lane on the freeway.The service was excellent, all COVID safety measures were in place and the truck was spotless. Excellent service and a great price, especially on a weekend! Very impressed and will definitely use them again if required. Thanks again Harley!!
11:19 10 Sep 21
Thank you so much Brett for help me today with my car, great service, top quality and professionality !!!
12:14 23 Aug 21
The driver who assisted me in towing my Holden was bloody awesome 👌Arrived in under an hour Jimmy was Covid safe from word go. Introduced himself. Was polite & had a great sense of humour. The driver took pics of my vehicle before loading her on the truck. Which protects both parties in the event of damage. My car is lowered & my driver Jimmy was so great at driving her up making sure he checked as he did so she went on smoothly. Highly recommend Gardenstate towing. I felt totally safe leaving my car in the hands of your driver. 🥰
23:20 22 Aug 21
Thanks for the professional service supplied. Great easy communication with staff there and prompt turn around with the work. Keep it up.
10:05 19 Aug 21
Driver Harley did very good job towing my Audi. took lots of care . A1 service