CHROME TEMPLE is an ecosystem of automotive excellence uniting passion, culture and wealth creation. We have built a business collective that relieves the burdens of owning, maintaining, buying and selling vehicles of distinction, with the aim of building real investment value within a like minded enthusiast community.
CHROME TEMPLE INVESTMENTS
CHROME TEMPLE Investments (CTi) offers the opportunity to nurture your passion while growing your wealth. Focusing on a long-term uncorrelated return through investments in “last of the line” vehicles, the Mach 1 Fund is an alternative investment fund that allows you to diversify your portfolio with an anti-cyclical asset that has low volatility. And whilst CTi operates with a “Results Before Romance” mentality, like with other luxury art collectibles, you will be able to immerse yourself in the culture with exclusive octane fuelled and car collection viewing events.
With classic cars outperforming stock markets in the last decade, generating 194% returns (as per Historic Automobile Group International Top Index) and after achieving continuous double digit CAGR returns from his personal vehicle collection, founder Lex Pedersen conceived and brought to market the Mach 1 Fund. Lex alongside a veritable who's-who of domestic expert board members, and a network of dedicated automotive and financial professionals, deliver investors a vehicle collection built upon the collective knowledge of experts.
Find out more about vehicles as investment, while joining an exclusive community.
CHROME TEMPLE STORAGE + TRANSPORT
CHROME TEMPLE Storage + Transport (CTs), headed by founder Sam Fuller, stewards some of Australia’s most revered classic cars. We know time is precious and there’s nothing worse than missing the opportunity to hit the road due to a flat tyre, dead battery or lapsed registration. That’s why vehicles are kept in a ‘ready to roll’ state, for whenever whim and calendar allow it.
Your 24/7 Butler gives you access to your vehicle without restriction. Enjoy your vehicle on your schedule, not beholden to any business hours. And with our transportation fleet including Australia’s best enclosed low loading (near flat) trailers and Mercedes-X Class tow vehicles, you can enjoy it any time, anywhere. From premium vehicle transport, safe storage to timely maintenance, we bring the Automotive Butler approach to you.
Find out more about the Automotive Butler approach to storage, transport and maintenance.
CHROME TEMPLE MOTORS
CHROME TEMPLE Motors (CTm) is the safest way to buy and sell your enthusiast car. Developing industry firsts for greater safety, value and ease when buying or selling your pride and joy. Led by founder Alex Rogers, CHROME TEMPLE Motors is born out of a desperate desire for a ‘better way’.
We are pioneering products with leading levels of transparency and security. Free impartial Pre-Purchase Inspection reports and PPSR certificates included with every vehicle. Extensive levels of detail and 100+ images to help you make an informed choice. And with Australia’s first automotive Safe Settlement product, we can even hold and verify vehicles and funds for the financial safety of buyers and sellers.
Find out more about safely selling your vehicle or buying your next.
THE CHROME TEMPLE WAY
Lex PedersenCTi Portfolio Manager & co-founder
CHROME TEMPLE is the culmination of Lex’s lifelong ambition to couple automotive passion, culture, and capital growth. Lex is the dedicated Portfolio Manager of CHROME TEMPLE Investments and provides executive and corporate strategy for the group.
An accomplished entrepreneur, Lex has founded and grown several start-ups and was a pioneer of Australian ecommerce having co-founded, globalised and listed SurfStitch. With a diversified background in corporate strategy, retail, and digital strategy, Lex specialises in strategy development, corporate vision, and identifying disruptive technologies and business opportunities. But, fuelled by an avid passion for all things loud and fast, the automotive expertise Lex accumulated as a rev head and enthusiast merged with his professional ambitions when he launched CHROME TEMPLE.
Sam FullerCTi Fleet Manager, CTs General Manager & co-founder
In addition to managing and executing on the CHROME TEMPLE Storage + Transport business, vision and strategy, Sam serves as a special acquisition advisor to CHROME TEMPLE Investments.
Involved in prestige car sales since 2003, Sam has a reputation for having encyclopaedic knowledge across all years, makes and models of cars. His automotive knowledge and attention to detail are as invaluable to the group as his extensive network of contacts.
Sam brings a lifetime commitment to all things automotive as well as a pedigreed automotive industry resume. Prior to founding CHROME TEMPLE with Lex in 2019, Sam was an AMG Brand Manager for Mercedes Benz.
Alex RogersCTm General Manager & co-founder
Lifelong petrolhead and General Manager, Alex is responsible for delivering and executing the CHROME TEMPLE Motors strategy and operations.
With over 15 years experience in advertising, marketing, customer experience and building successful brands. In 2016 started and ran a successful digital marketing agency for a number of years.
Then in 2020, building on his passion for cars and customer experience, in search of a better, safer car buying and selling experience, launched Meccanista - Australia’s first online auction marketplace for enthusiast cars. Continuing the momentum and learnings of this venture, as General Manager for CHROME TEMPLE Motors, he continues to hold the torch for industry leading safety, value and ease for car enthusiasts.