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Matilda: Innovative transport identity Terry O’Hare is also remembered for building the world’s first jet truck and setting a speed record of almost 284km/h.

Re-Car founder Terry O’Hare leaves legacy in transport sector repair and maintenance

19 Nov 2021

PROMINENT vehicle repair businessman, transport industry identity, property owner and jet-powered truck builder Terry O’Hare has died aged 87.


Mr O’Hare started the Re-Car Group in the backyard of his mother’s house in 1953 and took it to be one of Australia’s biggest and most successful truck repairers.


He also had a large and diverse business portfolio including the Anchorage Restaurant and Marina, Truck City, Citylink Property group and Seair Pacific.


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