About Brent Scammell Honda

With an extensive history of Motocross Brent and Maria purchased Crawfords Honda Centre in June 1994.  With Winton being the Heart of Southland and a fantastic place for farming Brent Scammell Honda is dedicated to the farming community.  We also still have a firm hold in the Motocross and Offroad fraternity.

A large stock of New Honda Motorcycles and ATV's are always available from the kids mini CRF 50 to the 4 Seater Pioneer 4P 700 side by side for Farm or recreation.

Brent Scammell - Owner

Brent Scammell - Owner Brent is a born and bred Southlander.  Raised in Gore, Brent did an apprenticeship as a Motorcycle Engineer then moved into parts and sales. The opportunity to purchase Crawford Honda Centre in Winton came about in 1994 when Brent and Maria approached then owner Noel Crawford to sell. Brent's involvement in motorcycles starting at an early age when his parents purchased a new XR80 for him to share with his sister Jo! Since then Brent has ridden and raced bikes at a highly competitive level throughout New Zealand.  In 2012 Brent won 2 NZ titles in the NZ Veterans MX Champs and finished 2nd this current year.  He has also raced the Burt Munro Wyndham Street race (Super motard class) 8 times, winning it 3 years in a row, finishing runner up to Josh Coppins this past year and never finishing worse than 3rd!  Brent also navigates in a Super boat (Jetsprints) and competes at a National and World level.  Best results have been a South Island title and runner up at the World Series Jetsprints in Australia in 2006.  Brent enjoys dealing with his customers and helping them with their motorcycle needs. Call in or phone Brent now there's not much he doesn't know about bikes.


Maria Scammell - Owner

Maria Scammell - Owner Maria grew up on Argyle Station near Waikaia and attended the local primary school then went onto boarding school at St Peters College in Gore.  She has a NZ diploma in Early Children Learning which she studied in Christchurch, then returned to Southland to start her career.  Maria also managed and worked in local retail and was a sales rep in Invercargill.  In 1994 Maria and Brent purchased Brent Scammell Honda, Maria has worked in the business over the last 20 years and has raised two sons Mitchell and Jacob.  Mitchell now lives and works as a Automotive Technician in Wanaka and Jacob works for a local Winton Contracting Company.  During Maria's spare time she is heavily involved on local committees and organizes events in the area.


Lynne Winters - Office Administrator

Lynne Winters - Office Administrator Lynne started working for Brent Scammell Honda in 2000 after a 12 year  break in her working career to raise a family. She has always worked in Office Administration, with a 71/2 year stint overseas. She lives locally in Winton with her husband Rod.

Megan - Parts Department

Megan started working for Brent Scammell Honda in May 2019. After discovering her keen interest in the automotive industry she completed her pre-trade at SIT, prior to joining the team as our parts person. She has ambitions to progress further in the industry. In her spare time she enjoys playing social sports and working on cars.  

Derek Hazlett - Service Manager & Motorcycle Technician

Derek Hazlett - Service Manager & Motorcycle Technician Derek started as an after school boy in July 2000.  He very quickly moved onto a motorcycle engineering apprenticeship and continued up the ranks to Service Manager. After working for the company for 12 years he decided to jump the fence to try a different environment.  But after 2 years, in 2014 he decided to move back to his grass roots and rejoin the team at Brent Scammell Honda as parts department manager and hang his overalls up. Derek is now back running the Service Department and is Head Technician.  So with his experience he has the whole shop covered.  Derek is married to Tabitha their daughter Charlee turned five in March 2020 and Greer was two in march 2020.  Derek still enjoys getting out on  his CRF 450 & 250's and enjoys jet boating in his spare time.


Ricky Grout - Motorcycle Apprenticeship

Rick started at Brent Scammell Honda in October 2019.  Rick has worked in the Motorcycle industry for the past 6 years. He was born and bred in Otematata.  Rick travels from Riverton daily where he lives with his wife Alexandra and children Isabel 6 and Struan 4 yers.  Rick out of work activities include hunting and family.

Garry Menpes - Workshop

Garry Menpes - Workshop Garry was a seasonal working coming on board the team at Brent Scammell Honda for several years before he made the move to work full time in December 2010.  Garry attends to the sales department bikes new and used and assemble of new bike.  He is a very valueable team member which the company can't do without.  He lives in Invercargill and travels daily.
Brent Scammell Honda, 325 Great North Road Winton 9720, Southland
Phone: 03 236 7993 Fax: 0274 338649
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