About Us

First registered in 2003 to launch Daihatsu industrial engines, Motor-vation has seen rapid growth in associated franchises with the addition of the Lehane range of industrial centrifugal clutches and Max-torque go-kart clutches, to the very recent addition of Japanese Hino industrial range of engines.

Motor-vation Limited is a run from the offices of Diesel Services Albany in North Auckland, New Zealand. A family owned New Zealand Company, Motor-vation staff are totally dedicated to providing the very best advice and service from which good business flows.

Engine Sales

Wayne Drinnan – Managing Director


I have been in the heavy diesel trade for 20 years. After doing my apprenticeship at P & L Autos on trucks and forklifts, I qualified as an A Grade Heavy Automotive Technician. Since then I have worked for a few different companies; Wharehine Contractors – Heavy plant mechanic/foreman,

Motor-vation Limited is run out of the offices of Diesel Services Albany which I took over in 2007.

When I am not working I enjoy hunting, fishing, diving and I have recently become a pilot where I fly a Cessna out of Kaipara Flats.

I am a family man with 1 boy and 1 daughter.

Shaun Lambert – Operations Manager/Technician




I completed my apprenticeship in Automotive Heavy Engineering Road Transport & Plant and Equipment at Wharehine Contractors where I worked on a wide variety of vehicles including truck and trailer units, diggers, bulldozers and scrapers etc for 9 years.

I then went to Power Farming North Harbour for 1 year, fixing many different types of tractors and agricultural equipment. I have been at Diesel Services Albany since May 2009 and in that time have completed the DTC Interpretation & Symptom Diagnoses Certificate with Isuzu NZ Ltd.

I have NZ Drivers Licence Classes 1-5, W, T, R, Forklift and Dangerous Goods.

I am a family man with 1 daughter with another due the beginning of December! I am also a car enthusiast and also enjoy hunting, fishing and diving.

I am also a certified COF inspector since April 2015.

Tony Greer – Parts Manager


Tony Greer

I started with Motor-vation Ltd in Oct 2014.

I have over 15 years experience in selling  both automotive and commercial parts.

I also look after the Diesel Services Albany parts side of the business as well.

I am a family man with 1 daughter and 1 son, and enjoy speedway, swimming and spending time with my family.

Narrelle Nicholson – Office Manager


Narrelle Nicholson


I started with Diesel Services Albany and Motor-vation in January 2013.

My background over the years has mostly  been in hospitality administration with spending many years abroad.

This is a job I enjoy as it keeps me very busy & at times can be quite entertaining.  I look after the administration needs for both Motor-vation Limited and Diesel Services Albany Ltd.

During any spare time I might encounter involves spending time with friends, family, fishing, diving & water sports.