Our History

G & B Motors

Doug’s father Ken Barton, together with long time friend Alf Giles, founded G & B Motors in 1945. The business operated as mechanical engineers and repairers in the Wynnum area.


G & B Motors were appointed sub-dealers to Ford Distributor Coachcraft Ford and in 1951 they became sub-dealers to Holden distributor Eagers.


G & B Motors became franchised Holden dealers in their own right. Ken Barton remained Dealer Principal until 1964 when John Harrison was made a partner.


Doug Barton joined G & B Motors in 1973 and was appointed dealer principal in 1981.

Doug Barton Pty Ltd

Doug Barton purchased the business and changed the name to Doug Barton Pty Ltd trading as Doug Barton Holden.


The Mitsubishi franchise was added to the existing Holden site.


Mark Beitz joined the company. He was appointed general manager in 2004 and dealer principal in 2007.

State of the Art

A major dealership renovation project was completed giving the business “State of the Art Facilities”, opened by the “late” Peter Brock.

Auto Evolution

Doug Barton Holden & Mitsubishi were renamed from Bartons Holden & Bartons Mitsubishi, to Bartons Bayside.

Mark Beitz became director and shareholder of Barton Motors Pty Ltd.

Bartons Transforms: New Ownership and Expansions

Doug Barton and Mark Beitz acquired Brian Oldfield’s shares in the company, making them the sole Shareholders and Directors of Bartons.

Bartons acquired Mitsubishi from the Automotive Holdings Group (Zupps), continuing to operate from Wynnum as the Redlands prime market area.

Bartons acquired the Hyundai franchise at Wynnum and commenced trading.

Bartons Expands Reach

Bartons acquired Capalaba Subaru located on Old Cleveland Road, Capalaba, from Automotive Holdings Group (Zupps). Mitsubishi was then reinstated to this operation, now trading as Bartons Mitsubishi and Subaru Capalaba.

Hyundai & Subaru

Stage 2 of the Bartons Wynnum facilities project was completed with the opening of the state of the art Hyundai and Subaru facilities. This project was the completion of a 2 year and $11 million investment to redevelopment Holden and Mitsubishi.


Bartons Capalaba (Mitsubishi and Subaru) relocated to new purpose built premises located at 115, Redland Bay Road (next to Oldfield Holden). This property acquisition was strategic to Bartons future growth in the Redlands.

Barton Motors acquired Oldfield Holden with a vision of consolidating operations with Bartons Mitsubishi and Subaru into the future. Michael Atkinson is appointed as Dealer Principal of Subaru based out of Capalaba.


Bartons Motors renamed Oldfield Holden to Bartons Capalaba Holden forming a complete consolidation of operations in Redlands. The brands Holden, Mitsubishi and Subaru came under the umbrella Bartons Capalaba. As of early 2016 Bartons Motors Pty Ltd began trading as Bartons Bayside Holden, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Hyundai and Bartons Capalaba Holden, Mitsubishi and Subaru.

Doug Barton retired, Brian and Sean Blood joining with Mark Beitz as owners of Bartons.

Bartons Bayside acquired the Wynnum-Manly Nissan franchise.

67 Years

Holden Wynnum was consolidated all sales and services with Bartons Holden at Capalaba. After becoming a Holden Dealer Franchise in 1961, Holden took pride and place in Wynnum for 67 years.

Bartons welcomed Capalaba Hyundai to the family. We acquired the franchise from Keema Cleveland and have moved the brand into our Capalaba site.

Bartons acquired Cleveland Nissan and will continue to trade from this site until facilities are completed in late 2019.

Before the 20's

Bartons Holden demolition commenced to make way for a brand new state-of-the-art, purpose-built Holden and Hyundai dealership, with expected completion in September 2019.

Nissan Wynnum to undergo changes to adhere to the new Nissan corporate identity and ‘global look’. Additionally, our used car establishment will be extended to cater for additional inventory and a potential expansion for a new brand in 2020.

Capalaba Hyundai and Subaru refurbishment for what will be the new home of Capalaba Subaru and Cleveland Nissan.

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