Happy Valley Tennis

Happy Valley Tennis

Dealership News

On Tuesday November the 1st 2011, Adrian Brien Automotive‘s Rick McLoughlin, Luke Harris and Ben Bastian teamed up with Brian Grooms (from the U.S.A.) to represent Adrian Brien Automotive in the Pro-Am event during the City of Onkaparinga International Men’s Futures Tennis Tournament at the New Happy Valley Tennis Complex.

Pictured from left to right: Rick McLoughlin, Luke Harris, Brian Grooms and Ben Bastian.

Club and Tournament sponsors enter teams in a doubles only competition of which our team secured third place in a tightly fought contest.

This is the third year that the Pro-Am has been held and the seventh year that the Happy Valley Tennis Club has hosted the tournament, (still the only Metro Club to do so).

Next year’s event is scheduled for September 2012 (dates to be confirmed). So there is plenty of time to practice if you want to play. Spectators are also welcome 🙂

The Happy Valley Tennis Club is proudly sponsored by Adrian Brien Automotive.


Hyundai Donates $100,000 To Blue September

Photo Caption (left to right): Associate Professor Graham Newstead (Chairman, Bowel Cancer Australia’s Awareness Advisory Board), Jill Dearing (General Manager, Australian Cancer Research Foundation), Edward Lee (CEO, Hyundai Motor Company Australia), Robert Pappalardo (Ryde Hyundai) & Terry Micallef (McCarrolls Hyundai).

Hyundai Donates $100,000 To Blue September

In support of Blue September, Hyundai presented a cheque for $100,000 to Australian Cancer Research Foundation and Bowel Cancer Australia representatives at a ceremony held in Sydney on Friday 9th of September. This is the third consecutive year Hyundai Motor Company Australia and the Hyundai dealer network have joined forces to support Blue September.

An annual nationwide charity programme, Blue September seeks to raise awareness of men’s cancer for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation and Bowel Cancer Australia, as well as help men reduce the risk of developing cancer by sharing the message that making healthy lifestyle choices can prevent male cancer deaths.

Hyundai is also supporting Blue September through a nationwide competition which will see one lucky person win an All-New Hyundai Accent Elite hatch, by simply visiting www.blueseptember.org.au and making a donation of $5 or more, during the month of September.

Hyundai’s commitment to Blue September swung into action in August. A comprehensive national campaign saw the Hyundai dealer network pledge to donate $100 from each new vehicle sold during the Hyundai ‘3-Day Sale’ to Blue September. Almost 1,000 vehicles were sold over the three days, raising $100,000 for this vital cause.

Hyundai further endorsed the Blue September initiative at the high profile Qantas Socceroo World Cup qualifier match against Thailand held on the 2nd of September. Volunteers distributed 10,000 Blue September wristbands, raising both awareness and funds at the match.

For more information, or to make a donation to Blue September visit: www.blueseptember.org.au

About Blue September

Each year, more than 22,000 (AIHW) Australian men die of cancer. Common types of cancers causing death in men are lung, prostate, bowel, melanoma and testicular.

In many cases, male cancer deaths can be prevented through healthy lifestyle decisions and early detection.

Blue September is a campaign created to get the message out about cancer in men. It aims to raise awareness among all Australians about cancers affecting men and urges men to take preventative action by improving lifestyle choices. It is also about encouraging people to make a donation for cancer research, to help find a cure for the disease that affects so many Australian men.

To learn more please contact Adrian Brien Hyundai on 8374 5444.


Give A Little Goodwill To Help The Disadvantaged

Give A Little Goodwill To Help The Disadvantaged

Goodwill stores serve the community by selling low cost, high-quality recycled clothing and goods.

Through the sale of these goods, they generate income for the many services run by Uniting Care Wesley Adelaide Inc, and other associated missions, who provide free welfare relief to disadvantaged people.

For this reason, Goodwill is always in need of donations of clothing (wearable or not), along with shoes, accessories, bric-a-brac, linen, blankets, material, wool, crockery, and other household items.

Donations can be left in one of the Goodwill deposit banks (clothing bins). There are many deposit banks located in the city, suburban areas, and some country areas. If you need assistance in finding your nearest bin, you can phone: 8202 5070.

Donations can also be taken into one of the 11 Goodwill stores listed here.

You will also find a GOODWILL bin located in our Adrian Brien Automotive service driveway 1305 South Road St Marys SA 5042.

Goodwill stores rely on the generosity of volunteers, who kindly donate their time and expertise. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Manager of your local Goodwill store for further information.

Andrew Brown, Dealer Principal of Adrian Brien Automotive, has been a board member of Uniting Care Wesley Adelaide for the past five years and is a long time supporter of this worthwhile project.

You can also find a list of GOODWILL Deposit Banks And Wheelie Bins on our Facebook page.

Experience The Challenge & Excitement Of Jeep 4WDing

2010 National Jeep Jamboree
2010 National Jeep Jamboree


The Adelaide Jeep Club was founded in 1999 and comprises people of all ages with a sense of proud ownership of Jeep vehicles and four wheel drive adventure…

The club is a non–profit organisation and it’s main aim is to bring together owners of Jeep 4WDs to experience the challenges of 4 wheel driving in a safe manner and to provide fun regular social outings.

The Club stresses safety at all times whilst on outings and it has a close affiliation with the South Australian Association of Four Wheel Drive Inc. through whom regular educational 4WD courses are conducted for club members. This results in enhancing the pleasure and associated awareness of the responsibilities of 4WD as a recreational activity.

If this sounds like something that you might like to be a part of they have a free membership kit which you can download from their website adelaidejeepclub.com.

Adrian Brien Automotive is a proud sponsor of the Adelaide Jeep Club and we encourage you to get involved with organisations that promote responsible, safe driving practices at all times.

St Vinnies Says Thank You To Adrian Brien Automotive Staff

Hyundai Team
Hyundai Team

St Vinnies Says Thank You To Adrian Brien Automotive Staff Re Australia Day

“Dear Andrew & Staff,

On behalf of Fred’s Van I would like to sincerely thank you for your recent donation of Lamingtons for the city van. We took these out to our clients on Australia Day enabling us to provide something a little bit special on such an important national day.

We enjoyed having some of your staff attend the Fred’s Van corporate program on 25th January, they worked hard and were a great team for Fred’s Van. The team leader for the night made a specific reference to their enthusiasm and great attitude. I think they all enjoyed the experience.

As you may be aware Fred’s Van is fully staffed by volunteers, and we rely on the generous support of the community to operate all of the vans in providing 500 meals a week at seven sites across the Adelaide suburbs. Our service has been running for nearly 25 years and is an immensely valued and relied upon service.

Thanks once again, it was a very generous food donation, and one that was well received by the clients and our volunteers.

Yours sincerely,

Teresa Branch

Fred’s Van Coordinator”