Bib Stillwell - Stillwell Motor Group

Bib Stillwell & The Stillwell Motor Group

Bib Stillwell and the Stillwell Motor Group Bib Stillwell and the Stillwell Motor Group Bib Stillwell and the Stillwell Motor Group Bib Stillwell and the Stillwell Motor Group Bib Stillwell and the Stillwell Motor Group

The Stillwell Motor Group was a family business from the start. Bib Stillwell founded his business in 1949 with the financial backing of his mother Marion, and his burgeoning success as a successful racing driver. He was appointed as a dealer for MG, Morris and Jaguar and the Dealership was quickly recognised for excellence in sales and service.

Famous racing car names - Brabham, Lola, Gulf Mirage, Ford GT 40, Maserati Birdcage and Cooper Climax were linked with Bib Stillwell’s unparalleled open wheeled racing career. In 1964 he drove at Le Mans with friend Lex Davison where he met his wife Gillian Stillwell who was Race Secretary for Aston Martin.

Bib’s racing success was mirrored by his businesses expansion and in 1953 had attracted the attention of General Motors. That year B.S.Stillwell-Holden was established in Cotham Road Kew. Bib retired from full time racing at the end of 1965 and in early 1966 he made the decision to switch his Kew dealership to Ford.

His racing achievements from 1960 - 1965 were significant. He was Australia Formula 1 Gold Star Champion in 1962, ‘63, ‘64 & ‘65, Formula Two Champion in 1965 and Sports Car Champion in 1961 an ‘62.

Bib’s business interests in motorcars and heavy trucks and a continued passion for racing, saw him enter into aviation with typical gusto. Bib’s aviation interests culminated in his role as President of Gates Learjet Corporation in the USA. During that time he also achieved a world altitude record for an executive jet.

A Family Owned BusinessBib refocused his attention to business in Australia adding a BMW dealership to his Ford, Toyota and Honda interests in Melbourne and Sydney, whilst continuing his business activities in the USA. Bib died in 1999 having founded Silverstone Jaguar in Doncaster whilst expanding his BMW interests in Melbourne.

The second generation of the family have continued the passion whilst expanding and changing the business to further meet the demands of automotive consumers. The family has been recognized with many Business awards including Australian Family Business of the Year.

The Stillwell Group is still a Melbourne based family business which currently employs more than 450 people across nine dealerships, as well as automotive aftersales companies SMG Parts and Logicar. Our focus is on customer service and ownership experiences that reflect the passion, performance and attention to detail which have been hallmarks of our business since its founding.

Visit us at to explore our services and extensive range of vehicles.

Brighton BMW:

363 Nepean Hwy, Brighton, Ph: 9524 4000

Mornington BMW:

181 Mornington-Tyabb Rd, Mornington, Ph: 5970 5970

Brighton Jaguar:

227 Nepean Hwy, Gardenvale, Ph: 9595 9999

Brighton Land Rover:

229 Nepean Hwy, Gardenvale, Ph: 9595 9999

Brighton Jaguar Land Rover Service:

77 Tulip St, Cheltenham, Ph: (03) 9595 9900

Volvo Cars Bilia – South Yarra:

441 Malvern Rd, South Yarra, Ph: (03) 8080 2888

Volvo Cars Bilia – Camberwell:

1233 Toorak Rd, Camberwell, Ph: (03) 9889 1866

Silverstone Volvo:

591 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster, Ph: 9840 8868

Essendon Volkswagen:

295 Wirraway Rd, Essendon Fields, Ph: (03) 8325 9333


Vermont – Head Office 147 Rooks Rd, Vermont, Ph: 1300 334 334

SMG Automotive Parts:

Building 41, Clayton Business Park 1508 Centre Road, Clayton, Ph: 1300 331 234