Gavin's Motors was originally set up in 1972 by Michael Gavin, a former employee of Robertsons Engineering based on Ampthill Road in Bedford. His role at Robertsons was Fleet Manager for their company vehicles. During his time there he became disappointed with the level of service offered to the company by local main dealers and decided to set up his own garage. The company was originally based at what is now the Mercedes Benz dealership on Ampthill Road and he continued to take care of the Robertson fleet vehicles. Over the following years Michael built up trust and a relationship with businesses which had their own fleet vehicles by going 'the extra mile'.