Where did we come from?
Ashley’s Tow Taxi began operating in Christchurch in April 1990. The original founder, Merv Graver, saw the need to provide a slightly different type of towing service that was currently on offer. With a specially designed low loader trailer pulled by a Toyota Landcruiser, Merv’s Tow Taxi began providing a specialised tow and breakdown service to the motoring industry in the city. The trailers unique design enabled vehicles that were lowered and fitted with spoilers etc to be transported easily and without damage.
Thus the business developed an enviable reputation of being a damage free operator and gained a clientele of vintage and classic car owners and restorers as well as competition vehicles and many new vehicle franchises.
The business outgrew the trusty Landcruiser and trailer rig and so now operate modern slide deck trucks. They have proved to be even better than the trailer with very low entry angles and good sized dimensions that enable operation in tight spaces.
Better Service by Farr
Ashley’s Tow Taxi has now been owned and operated by Peter Farr since December 2002. Peter has been in the Christchurch motor trade for forty odd years and is a qualified A Grade Automotive Engineer. He has been very fortunate to have on his staff some very capable and trade qualified operators to work with him continuing the tradition of Ashley’s Tow Taxi.
Special Care for Special Cars
Ashley’s enjoy transporting many varied and rare vehicles from Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Cadillacs, Corvettes, Racecars like F5000, Connaught, NZV8’s to Golf Carts and playhouses, shop freezers and fittings as well as assorted light machinery. Have a look at our gallery pics!
Lyttelton Port Access
We are approved transport operators with Lyttelton Port Company and will transport imported and local shipped vehicles to your home, business or compliance centre.
Fully Licensed Operator
We are fully licensed as a vehicle recovery business with NZ Land Transport Agency and have a current provisional Operator Rating of 5 stars (1 star poor – 5 stars excellent)
We are current members of the Motor Trade Association (MTA) and adhere to their code of practise.
We maintain an impartial standing within the repair industry and have no formal connection with any franchise, insurance company or repairer.