Seymour car dealer found a novel way to support a band that needed money in its bid for international stardom.April 16, 2014 3:03am
Seymour Toyota dealer principal Adam Dove (second from left) with Calling All Cars band members and the Tarago he bought off them.
You might remember the old television advertisement about the guy who liked the razor so much he bought the company. Well Seymour Toyota dealer principal Adam Dove has shown what a love of music led him to buy.
Mr Dove was the highest bidder for a crowd-funding campaign by Melbourne rock band Calling All Cars, his $20
Days before they recently released their album Raise The People, Mr Dove played a major part in enabling them to move to the United Kingdom.
How he did that was by buying the band’s Toyota Tarago. And why?
‘‘I’d already pledged a CD and T-shirt to the Calling All Cars Pledge campaign, but when I saw they were selling their tour van, I remembered a conversation I had years ago with Dan from Gyroscope who, when I told him I worked at Seymour Toyota, said that Taragos are the best tour van ever,’’ he said.
‘‘So I thought this might be a great way to engage with the music community, and also an opportunity to support Calling All Cars, and hopefully many more bands to come.
‘‘We’ll be renting out the van to musicians who are hitting the road so it stays within the music world.
‘‘Sometimes the car industry gets a bit of a bad wrap. We’re really happy to be able to give something back.’’
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