Learn More About Drive 512 Auto Ranch in Austin, TX
Drive 512 Auto Ranch is a family owned and operated car dealership in Austin, Texas. We understand that everyone needs a car to get around. Our goal is to get you driving so you can get on with your life. While we specialize quality, gently used cars, trucks and vans, you can also find a few surprises – as a certified gear head with a passion for exotic and retro cars, owner Tommy Martinez is always keeping his eye out for unique finds to bring to the lot. On a typical day you might find a classic Jaguar, Mercedes or BMW alongside much sought after vintage classics such as old school Wranglers, Ford Bronco’s and Toyota Landcruiser’s.
Meet Our Team
Tommy Martinez - Owner, Buyer
Owner and founder Tommy Martinez has been selling cars in Austin since 1997. A self-proclaimed motorhead, Tommy always dreamed of career that would allow him to indulge his passion for cars full time. After working for several local car dealerships, and operating a successful motorcycle dealership, Tommy decided to finally commit to his dream - opening his own car dealership. In 2011, Drive 512 Auto Ranch went from a dream to reality. When he’s not at the car lot or attending a car auction, Tommy enjoys spending quality time with his wife, two young sons and great danes. A lifelong ‘lake rat’, in the summer, you will typically find him on Lake Austin, on a boat or grilling out with friends.
Nicole Martinez - Owner, Office Manager
Nicole Martinez is a native Austinite and graduate of Westlake High School. After completing a B.A. in Education at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, Nicole went on to teach pre-school and first grade for eleven years. During the summers, Nicole worked as a medical biller, where she honed her computer software and accounting skills. Those skills came in handy when she and her husband, Tommy Martinez, decided to open their own car lot. Deciding to dedicate herself full time to the family business, Nicole took a break from teaching to take on the back end work of the car business. At Drive 512 Auto Ranch, you will find Nicole answering phones, crunching numbers and working closely with salesmen to ensure excellent customer satisfaction. In her free time, Nicole enjoys spending time at the lake with her family, practicing yoga, cooking and spending time with her two young sons.
Kevin Foster-Sales Manager
Kevin Foster if from the Bronx New York. He is the father of 5 sons. He recently moved to Austin, Texas to be closer to his 3 sons. Kevin attended the University of Arizona where he completed his B.A. in Marketing as well as his M.B.A. Kevin has been in the car business for over 30 years doing everything from sales to sales management. He brings a passion for helping customers in the car business that is second to none! When Kevin is not selling cars you may find on the golf course.
Tomas Martinez - Sales
An easygoing individual and natural salesman, Tomas Martinez is a Texan by birth and an Austinite by choice. Born and raised in Laredo, he attended college at the University of Colorado. When offered a job at IBM in Austin, he jumped at the opportunity to move back to his home state, and has been in Austin ever since. An opportunity in 1989 landed him in the car business at Landmark Ford. Besides having a natural talent for sales and a passion for cars, he found that his ability to speak Spanish made him stand out as a car salesman; at the time, there were not many Hispanics in the Austin car business. Tomas found he loved the industry; he especially enjoyed being able to pair buyers with the perfect car for their needs and budget. His honesty, integrity and willingness to put in long hours quickly made him well respected within the industry. Tomas’ passion for cars inspired his son, Tomas Jr. (Tommy) to get into the car business as well. Tomas is proud to now be selling vehicles alongside his son at Drive 512 Auto Ranch.