McCormick's Motor Service was first established in 1962, commencing services on 31 March 1962. Twin brothers Ivan and Ken McCormick operated out of their own premises in what was once known as North Terrace West, now Jubilee Highway West. In the late 1960's, two new charter coaches were purchased, through OG Roberts Mount Gambier.

In those days the main business was charter work which included timber mill contracts - transporting workers to and from work, school contracts and the local City Bus Service.

During this decade, McCormicks added Railex to their business which involved carting goods from the train to businesses throughout the South East. Railex continued for three years until sold. The Bus Service was then sold to Mr Ken Turnbull in 1972, when both Ken and Ivan McCormick went onto seperate employment.

The call back to the buses was realised in 1978 when Ivan and his wife Bernice purchased the City Bus Service from Mr Don Buhlman. They operated out of Wilson Street under the business name McCormicks Motor Service. In 1986, another string was added to the bow, when Murray Johnson invited Ivan to join the Company Southern Coachlines as a second Director. This involved purely charter work.

1988 saw the sudden passing of Ivan, leaving the two businesses with nowhere to go. Ivan's youngest son Brian continued the City Bus Service, but was only able to do so with support from Ivan's twin brother Ken.

Working two jobs became a difficult task for Brian and so he decided to take over the reins of the Bus Service as fulltime Manager until 1993. So the second generation began...

Brian and his wife Lisa successfully tendered for the renewal of the City Bus Contract in 1993 as a newly formed partnership, and a slightly new name: BuslinkSA.

They later formed a Company but continued to trade as BuslinkSA. The City Bus Contract came available again in 1998 and 2003 and Brian & Lisa once again won the right to operate the contract and now have the contract until 2010.

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