|Parkgate Garage Ltd - Coventry|
Parkgate Garages Ltd - CoventryParkgate Garages Ltd, Parkgate Road, Holbrooks are listed as a Coventry Triumph car dealer in 1955, 1965, 1968 and 1974. I understand that the buildings were knocked down and that a block of flats now stands on the site.
In 1968 the Coventry area distributor was Newsome, S.H. and Co. Ltd., with their
Sales, Service and Spares: Highway Garage, Kenpas Highway.
Repair Dept.: Quinton Road, Coventry.
Other Triumph dealers listed as at 1968 in Coventry.
Blamire, P., Queen's Road Garage.
Cheylesmore Garage (Coventry) Ltd., Daventry Road.
R.E.S. Motors (Coventry) Ltd., Paynes Lane.
Ryton Motors Ltd., London Road, Ryton-on-Dunsmore.
North Road Garages - Grantham
|North Road Garages - Grantham|
Several Grantham based firms were involved the lifting of the Triumph Herald on to the roof of North Road Garage. The crane was supplied by British Cranes and Excavators of Dysart Road whilst the slings came from Barrett Packing of Alma Park - the traffic was directed by the local police assisted by North Road Garage employees. This garage has since been demolished and replaced by a retail park.
|Site of North Road Garages, Grantham now|
|North Road Garages (Grantham) Ltd advert 1981|
Sources and linksIf you have any more information about these garages, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know.
Link to my article about Sellers Service Station.
Link to the other articles in this series.
Link to facebook page: Triumph Car Dealers.
Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr group .
I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html
This is the seventh in an occasional series about Triumph car dealers. You can download a copy of the Triumph Sales and Service Directory 1968-69 which started me off on the search for info about Triumph car dealers.
Picture credits: North Road Garage Grantham picture from Grantham 1951-2000 a book by John R. Pinchbeck. Parkgate Garages image originally posted on: http://forum.historiccoventry.co.uk; North Road Garages (Grantham) Ltd advert 1981 posted by John on flickr.