SCRAM is the evolution of a family-owned business. The workshop was the original home of Leslie Coaches run by Leon and Jean Geddes.
Over the years the bus company had 6 school contracts and 15 buses, a travel club, a sightseeing tour and a couple of strong coach touring contracts, and Leon and his crew refurbished and built over 30 buses.
The garage became the original base for their son Neil’s hop-on hop-off bus businesses – firstly ‘Kiwi Experience’ and then years later ‘Stray’; and helped get the companies off the ground before they were able to expand. Leon and Jean eventually sold Leslie Coaches but kept the workshop (or 'bus garage' as it will always be known), as Leon was an amazing engineer and loved making and fixing things. The plan was then to take it easy and finish off a few projects that had been sidelined through the years, when Neil approached Leon with a new idea for a rental vehicle in between a car and campervan. Neil gave him very specific plans for the idea and Leon built a prototype, which was different – and better - in every single way. ‘Spaceships were born’. Neil contracted him and the guys in the workshop to build 30, which somehow became 700.
Through this time Leon, Jean and their hard-working team also built: 20 cabins, 2 house trucks, a number of mobile homes, restored 2 MG’s and an E type Jaguar, built 50 ‘Coffee Guy’ mobile coffee vans, restored a boat, a couple of utes and numerous mates’ cars. Check out a few of these projects here.
Very sadly, Leon passed away in February 2012 and Neil inherited the workshop and its talented staff. The garage was painted and a new company 'SCRAM' was created, but the ethos remained the same – quality, custom engineering with down-to-earth service and prices.
If you’re looking for a retro caravan, converted house bus, campervan, motorhome, roof pod, trailer… or help with something else you’ve dreamed up, let us know – we love a challenge and we’re keen to keep this family business going for another 50 years.