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.


Jo-Anne Heatherington

Jo-anne Jo-anne returns back to the team after a 24-year break! when she was last the office administrator in 2000.
She lives in Winton with her husband Grant, and has her two adult children living in the township as well.  Jo-anne enjoys spending time out walking her dog and spending time family and friends.


Derek Hazlett - Service Manager & Motorcycle Technician

Derek Hazlett 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 grassroots and rejoin the team at Brent Scammell Honda as a 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 and has two daughters Charlee and Greer, the girls are heavily involved with their ponies.  Derek still enjoys getting out on his CRF 450 & 250's and enjoys jet boating in his spare time.


Josh Gill

Josh Gill We are pleased that Josh has now joined our full-time team at Brent Scammell Honda as our apprentice.  Josh started as an after-school student in November 2018. We wish him well with his apprenticeship and look forward to a long working relationship with him. Josh joins other staff members in enjoying trail rides, hunting & rugby for Midlands rugby club.

Corey Turnbull - Workshop

Corey Turnbull Corey started with out team in 2020,  Corey grooms all our sales department bikes both new and used. He also assembles our new bikes.  He lives in Invercargill and travels daily. Ones of his leisure time passions is Drag Racing, which he also does competitively.


Brent Scammell Honda, 325 Great North Road Winton 9720, Southland
Phone: 03 236 7993 Fax: 0274 338649
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