Thursday, December 27, 2018

F. Norman & Sons Ltd of Worcester - Triumph car dealers 26B

F. Norman & Sons Ltd 15 July 1970
F. Norman & Sons Ltd 15 July 1970
This article in my series about Triumph car dealers features F. Norman & Sons Ltd of Worcester.
Demolotion of (Nos 42 – 44) next to F. Norman & Sons Ltd
Demolotion of (Nos 42 – 44) next to F. Norman & Sons Ltd
F. Norman & Sons Ltd 15 July 1970 image 02
F. Norman & Sons Ltd 15 July 1970 image 02
F Norman & Sons (Worcester) Ltd, St. John's Garage held the Standard Triumph franchise over a period of years starting from the 1950's (I have them listed in a 1955 directory) until sometime after September 1968 and before March 1970.  For all that time P W Barker Ltd were the local distributor.

You can read more about P W Barker Ltd and see a list of all the local Worcester Triumph car dealers in my earlier blog post.

As can be seen in these photographs they also dealt with other brands of car including Hillman.

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If you have any more information or recollections about F. Norman & Sons Ltd or any other Worcester area Standard Triumph garages such as photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to my earlier post about Barkers which includes details of other dealers in the Worcester.

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book 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

Picture credits:Al these views of are from the Courtesy of The Changing Face of Worcester website:  https://www.cfow.org.uk;

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Carmichael & Sons (Worcester) Ltd - Triumph car dealers 26A

Carmichael & Sons (Worcester) Limited are the feature business of this post.  Probably better known as a coachbuilder the firm sold Standard Triumph cars from its premises on The Butts Worcester.  I have records of them as a car dealer from as early as 1955 through until at least March 1972.

The firm was started in 1849 as a coach building company by the Carmichael family.  They made vehicles for the farming market.  After the second world war they added fire fighting vehicles in 1947.   
It was reported in the Standard Triumph Review of October 1959:

Four Standard Ensign saloon cars have been added to the fleet of Travelways Taxis owned by Mr. A. Maiden and based on his premises at Five Ways, The Butts, Worcester.  The vehicles were supplied by Carmichael & Sons (Worcester) Limited of The Butts, Worcester, and constituted a repeat order to Travelways Taxis as a result ofthe Standard Ensigns in Mr. Maiden's fleet giving entire satisfaction.

Mr. Maiden states that he has to give special attention to the choosing of his vehicles as he has to consider the suitability of the car, its comfort, reliability and economy. The Standard Ensign saloon, with its robust body and roomy entrance, is ideally suited for this purpose and gives great satisfaction.
Carmichael & Sons Ltd makers plate
Carmichael & Sons Ltd makers plate

Coachbuilders

Carmichael & Sons (Worcester) Ltd Lorry body advert
Carmichael & Sons (Worcester) Ltd Lorry body advert
The company built bodies on other makers chassis.  Road tankers and fire engines were built in Worcester. Taken over by Trinity Holdings Group in 1992 which later changed its name to Mayflower Group.

Range Rover Conversions

Carmichael Commando 4 door TACR at Gaydon in 2010
Carmichael Commando 4 door TACR at Gaydon in 2010

If you want more info of this particular aspect of Carmichael & Sons (Worcester) Limited  I suggest reading
http://www.range-rover-classic.com/Home/land-rover-brochures/range-rover-specials/carmichael-ltd---uk

Commando could also be delivered with 4 wheels and 4 doors
Commando could also be delivered with 4 wheels and 4 doors

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If you have any more information or recollections about Carmichael & Sons (Worcester) Limited or any other Worcester area Standard Triumph garages such as photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to my earlier post about Barkers which includes details of other dealers in the Worcester.

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book 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

Picture credits: Carmichael Commando 4 door TACR at Gaydon in 2010 + Commando could also be delivered with 4 wheels and 4 doors images from www.range-rover-classic.com; Carmichael & Sons Ltd makers plate photo posted to flickr by ambodavenz;

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Clarendon Car Services Ltd - Triumph Car Dealers 75B

This short article is about Clarendon Car Services Ltd of London and is number 75B in my continuing series about Standard Triumph car dealers.

Clarendon Car Services Ltd held the Standard Triumph franchise for many years.  They had showrooms at 89 Camden Road, London NW1.


Dealer address info

I have extracted what information I have from my collection of dealer directories.
1955 Clarendon Car Services Limited 89a Camden Road, NW1 9EY.
1959 listed as providing 24hr service
1965 first mention of 229a Camden Road as an additional address and shown as "main stanpart stockists London Metropolitan Area"
1969 no change both address and parts specialist
1974 at 85-89 Camden Road ONLY
May 1975 they are listed as being a Rover dealer as well Triumph.  I have no records to say when they first dealt with Rover cars.

Famous visitors

After I shared this post to my Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/TriumphCarDealers/  
some interesting comments were left by Cliff Pope.

Cliff Pope - I started work there in August 1970 The stag came along at the same time.I was 16 and a apprentice.worked there till 1978 over the years we did all the BL stuff.We used to have a 1910 Standard in the showroom which I think had been in family from new.Would love to find some pictures of it.We used to drain fuel tanks of new models before they appeared on tv from London Weekend Television.Being in Camden we had a lot of famous TV an Film stars as customers.Great to see that advert after all these years

TriumphCarDealers - Do remember the name of any of the famous visitors? Can I add your post into my blog post?

Cliff Pope - Triumph Car dealers Yes you can.People I remember well was actress Billie Whitelaw I used to drive her home.Journalist Joan Bakewell she had a Vitesse. Rising damps Frances de la Tour Emergency 10s Bud Tingwell. I used to service the car from the film Clockwork Orange one of the crew bought if when the film was finished.As part of my apprenticeship I had to do time on the petrol pumps there I met Hawkwind the Rubettes and Peter Sellers in his specially made Mini.And Bob Hoskins used to drink in the pub around the corner we used lunchtimes Robin Stewart from Bless This House used to drink in there.

All gone


Both sites from which Clarendon Car Services Limited traded have been cleared and no trace of the business now remains.


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If you have any more information or recollections about Clarendon Car Services Ltd of London such as photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book 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

Picture credits: All these images were supplied by Roy Baldrick.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Hollingdrake Automobile Co Ltd of Colwyn Bay - Triumph car dealers 76

Hollingdrake Automobile Co Ltd of Colwyn Bay feature in this post about Triumph car dealers.
Advert from Motor 13 October 1954
Hollingdrake Automobile Co Ltd had branches in several towns in addition to Colwyn Bay including Manchester, Prestbury and its head office was in Stockport.

Colwyn Bay Holiday parade

Hollingdrake Automobile Co. Ltd, Colwyn Bay, supplied Triumph Heralds for V.I.P.'s during Colwyn Bay's Holiday Procession in 1961.

This photograph shows Alfie Bass and Bill Fraser (Bootsie and Snudge), popular television personalities at the time, seated on the tonneau cover of a Herald convertible. Also in the picture is Mr. W. Womar, 'Manager of Hollingdrakes, Colwyn Bay.

Old Street View

This photo is said to be from when the tram tracks were lifted from the Llandudno & Colwyn Bay tram system during the mid 1950's.

Show and Service week

Staff from Standard Triumph HQ visited the business and assisted with week long Show and Service promotion at Princes Drive from 15 to 19 March 1965.

Triumph car dealers in Colwyn Bay

April1951:
Braid Bros Ltd, Abergate Road

October 1955, 1959, August 1961:
Distributor
Hollingdrake Automobile Co Ltd, Princes Drive - phone 3322
Dealer
Braid Bros Ltd, Abergate Road - phone 2264 and at Conway Road - phone 2281 - Open 24hrs

February 1965, September 1968:
Distributor
Hollingdrake Automobile Co Ltd, Princes Drive - phone 3322

March 1970, March 1972, March 1974, May 1975:
Distributor
Hollingdrake Automobile Co Ltd, Princes Drive, LL29 8PN - phone 0492 30322

In the May 1975 listing they are shown as being distributors for Land Rove and Rover in addition to Triumph.  I do not have any records of when they held any other franchises.

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If you have any more information or recollections about Hollingdrake Automobile Co Ltd of Colwyn Bay or any other part of the Hollingdrake group such as photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book 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

Picture credits: Colwyn Bay's Holiday Procession in 1961 photo from the Standard Triumph Review November 1961; Old street view photo posted by Dafyn Jones to facebook.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Avenue Car Sales of London - Triumph car dealers 75A

This article is about Avenue Car Sales of London and is number 75A in my continuing series about Standard Triumph car dealers.

Avenue Car Sales advert from Motor 14 November 1964
Avenue Car Sales advert from Motor 14 November 1964
Avenue Car Sales advert from Motor 19 October 1968
Avenue Car Sales advert from Motor 19 October 1968
Avenue Car Sales advert from Motor 19 September 1970
Avenue Car Sales advert from Motor 19 September 1970

Avenue Car Sales had showrooms at 14 Regency Parade, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 and Service & Spares department at 8 Lambolle Place, Eton Avenue. By 1970 they were also selling Volvo cars.

I have them listed from August 1961 until March 1970 as Avenue Car Repairs Ltd, Eton Garage, Eton Avenue NW3 In March 1972 they appear as Avenue Car Sales Ltd and are not listed in March 1974.

Avenue Car Sales Ltd started in business 25 August 1959. 15 May 1989 saw the company change its articles of association to become a property management company rather than a car dealer.

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If you have any more information or recollections about Avenue Car Sales of London such as photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book 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

Picture credits: Avenue Car Sales advert from Motor 14 November 1964,  Avenue Car Sales advert from Motor 19 October 1968 and Avenue Car Sales advert from Motor 19 September 1970  scanned from my magazine collection;

Saturday, December 08, 2018

J A Ferrington (Mostin) Ltd then CO-OP Garage CRS Ltd of Manchester - Triumph car dealers 74B

This short post is about a Standard Triumph car dealer in the Manchester area that was based on Moston Lane.
CO OP Garage CRS Ltd 1968
CO OP Garage CRS Ltd 1968

These 3 photos show how the business looked in the past.

J Ferrington (Mostin) Ltd1959
 J A Ferrington (Mostin) Ltd 1959

Google street view what the site looked like in 2017 after the business on the site ceased trading.  Towards the end of its time a hand car wash operated from the site..

J A Ferrington (Mostin) Ltd are first listed in October 1955.  In September 1968 the business is listed both as J A Ferrington (Mostin) Ltd and Co-Op Garage C.R.S. Ltd.  After that the CO OP is listed in March 1970, 1972 and 1974.  By May 1975 they are no longer listed.

Stars go shopping

Dora Bryan and Al Read, stars of the 1959 Christmas Show at Manchester Opera House, spent some time going the rounds of the Manchester shopping centres. Among their visits was one to J. A. Ferrington (Moston) Ltd., Blackley, Standard-Triumph Dealers, where they were shown the range of Standard-Triumph cars by Mr. J. H. Ferrington and his sister Mrs. Hilda Cook.

Our photograph shows them with a Standard Vanguard and a Triumph Herald with number plates appropriate to their names, AR1 and DB1.

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about J A Ferrington (Mostin) Ltd or Co-Op Garage C.R.S. Ltd or any other Standard or Triumph dealer in Manchester such as photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to a list of Manchester area Standard Triumph dealers

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book 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

Picture credits:  J Ferrington (Mostin) Ltd1959 and CO OP Garage CRS Ltd 1968 Manchester archives; Stars go shopping photo appeared in the Standard Triumph Review in February 1960.

Friday, December 07, 2018

Triumph car dealers in Manchester - Triumph car dealers 74

This post is a list of Standard Triumph car dealers in the Manchester area compiled from my collection of dealer directories.

5 April 1938:
Anderson's Garage Lrd, Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield
Colmore Depot, 654 Chester Road, Old Trafford

April 1951:
Brindle & Kirby Ltd, 47O-472 Bury New Road, Prestwich,
Joseph Cockshoot & Co Ltd, Great Ducie Street, MANCHESTER 3
Fred Dawes Ltd, 9D-92 London Road, MANCHESTER I.
Electric House (Denton) Ltd, Ashton Road, Denton,
Green & Zonis Ltd, 246-252 Deansgate, MANCHESTER 3
Henlys Ltd, 234 Cheetham Hill Road, MANCHESTER 8.
Kennings, Ltd., 23~ Cheetham Hill Road, MANCHESTER 8.
Cyril Lawton Ltd, 65 & 67 Moston Lane, Blackley,
Frank Lewis Ltd, Market Street, Stretford, MANCHESTER.
Lookers Ltd, Chester Road, Stretford, MANCHESTER.
Rootes Ltd, Olympia, Chester Road, MANCHESTER

October 1955:
J H Brown (Manchester) Ltd, 257 Upper Brook Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, 13, - Phone Ardwick 1635/6.
Drabble & Allen Ltd, Daimler House, Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, 14. - Phone Blackfriars 5635.
J A Ferrington (Moston) Ltd, Moston Lane, 9. - Phone Collyhurst 2543/4.
A Freeman Ltd, Grosvenor Garage, Burnage Lane, Levenshulme, 19. - Phone Rusholme 2874.
Henlys Ltd, Princess Service Station, Princess Road, West Didsbury, 20. - Phone Didsbury 2267.
Hills Piccadilly Ltd, Port Street, 1. - Phone Central 4311.
F Horner & Son Ltd, 208 Bury New Road, 8. - Phone Bro 4343.
Kingsway Garage (Manchester) Ltd, Kingsway, 19. - Phone HEAton Moor 4295.
Mayfield Motors (Manchester) Ltd, 20 Peter Street, 2. - phone Blackfriars 8583
Northenden Garage Ltd, 1a Palatine Road, Northenden, - Phone Wythenshawe 3201.
Paramount Garages Ltd, 1/11 Cheetham Hill Road, 4. - Phone Blackfriars 2564.
Sackville Garages Ltd, County Garage and Service Station, Sackville Street, Whalley Range, 16 - phone 8011/2
Simpsons Motors (Manchester) Ltd, 99 Upper Chorlton Road, Whalley Range, 16 - phone Moss Side 2415/4700
Speedy Service Motor Depot (Manchester) Ltd, 1212 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, 19. - Phone Heaton Moor 1977 + Macclesfield 2820

1959:
J H Brown (Manchester) Ltd, 257 Upper Brook Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, 13, - Phone Ardwick 1635/6.
County Garage (Manchester) Ltd, Sackvllle Street 1, - Phone Central 8011/2
Drabble & Allen Ltd, Daimler House, Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, 14. - Phone Blackfriars 5635.
J A Ferrington (Moston) Ltd, Moston Lane, 9. - Phone Collyhurst 2543/4.
A Freeman Ltd, Grosvenor Garage, Burnage Lane, Levenshulme, 19. - Phone Rusholme 2874.
Henlys Ltd, Princess Service Station, Princess Road, West Didsbury, 20. - Phone Didsbury 2267.
Hills Piccadilly Ltd, Port Street, 1. - Phone Central 4311.
Hollingdrake Automobile Co. Ltd, Old Colony House, South King Street, 2. - Phone Blackfriars 4036.
F Horner & Son Ltd, 208 Bury New Road, 8. - Phone Bro 4343.
Kingsway Garage (Manchester) Ltd, Kingsway, 19. - Phone HEAton Moor 4295.
Mayfield Motors (Manchester) Ltd, 20 Peter Street, 2. - phone Blackfriars 8583
Northenden Garage Ltd, 1a Palatine Road, Northenden, - Phone Wythenshawe 3201.
Paramount Garages Ltd, 1/11 Cheetham Hill Road, 4. - Phone Blackfriars 2564.
Simpsons Motors (Manchester) Ltd, 99 Upper Chorlton Road, Whalley Range, 16 - phone Moss Side 2415/4700
Speedy Service Motor Depot (Manchester) Ltd, 1212 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, 19. - Phone Heaton Moor 1977 + Macclesfield 2820
Yates Garage Ltd, 120 Oxford Road,13. - Phone Ardwick 2346.

August 1961:
J H Brown (Manchester) Ltd, 257 Upper Brook Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, 13, - Phone Ardwick 1635/6.
County Garage (Manchester) Ltd, Sackvllle Street 1, - Phone Central 8011/2
Drabble & Allen Ltd, Daimler House, Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, 14. - Phone Blackfriars 5635.
J A Ferrington (Moston) Ltd, Moston Lane, 9. - Phone Collyhurst 2543/4.
A Freeman Ltd, Grosvenor Garage, Burnage Lane, Levenshulme, 19. - Phone Rusholme 2874.
Henlys Ltd, Princess Service Station, Princess Road, West Didsbury, 20. - Phone Didsbury 2267.
Hills Piccadilly Ltd, Port Street, 1. - Phone Central 4311.
Cliff Holden (Manchester) Ltd, 20 Peter Street, 2 - Phone - Blackfriars 8583
Hollingdrake Automobile Co. Ltd, Old Colony House, South King Street, 2. - Phone Blackfriars 4036.
F Horner & Son Ltd, 208 Bury New Road, 8. - Phone Bro 4343.
Kingsway Garage (Manchester) Ltd, Kingsway, 19. - Phone HEAton Moor 4295.
Northenden Garage Ltd, 1a Palatine Road, Northenden, - Phone Wythenshawe 3201.
Paramount Garages Ltd, 1/11 Cheetham Hill Road, 4. - Phone Blackfriars 2564.
Simpsons Motors (Manchester) Ltd, 99 Upper Chorlton Road, Whalley Range, 16 - phone Moss Side 2415/4700
Speedy Service Motor Depot (Manchester) Ltd, 1212 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, 19. - Phone Heaton Moor 1977 + Macclesfield 2820
Yates Garage Ltd, 120 Oxford Road,13. - Phone Ardwick 2346.

February 1965:
J H Brown (Manchester) Ltd, 257 Upper Brook Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, 13, - Phone Ardwick 1635/6.
Chorlton Garages Ltd, 81-85 Barlow Moor Road, 21.  - Phone Chorlton 4903.
County Garage (Manchester) Ltd, Sackvllle Street 1, - Phone Central 8011/2
Drabble & Allen Ltd, Daimler House, Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, 14. - Phone Blackfriars 5635.
J A Ferrington (Moston) Ltd, Moston Lane, 9. - Phone Collyhurst 2543/4.
A Freeman Ltd, Grosvenor Garage, Burnage Lane, Levenshulme, 19. - Phone Rusholme 2874.
Henlys Ltd, Princess Service Station, Princess Road, West Didsbury, 20. - Phone Didsbury 2267.
Hills Piccadilly Ltd, Port Street, 1. - Phone Central 1341.
Hollingdrake Automobile Co. Ltd, Old Colony House, South King Street, 2. - Phone Blackfriars 4036.
F Horner & Son Ltd, 208 Bury New Road, 8. - Phone Bro 4343.
Kingsway Garage (Manchester) Ltd, Kingsway, 19. - Phone HEAton Moor 4295.
Northenden Garage Ltd, 1a Palatine Road, Northenden, - Phone Wythenshawe 3201.
Paramount Garages Ltd, 1/11 Cheetham Hill Road, 4. - Phone Blackfriars 2564.
Senior Motors Ltd, 343 Stretford Road, 15. - Phone Moss Side 4442.
Speedy Service Motor Depot (Manchester) Ltd, 1212 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, 19. - Phone Heaton Moor 1977.
Williams Motor Co. (Sales) Ltd, 325 Deansgate, 3. - Phone Deansgate 8781.
Yates Garage Ltd, 120 Oxford Road,13. - Phone Ardwick 2346.

September 1968:
J H Brown (Manchester) Ltd, 257 Upper Brook Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, 13 - Phone Ardwick 1635/6.
Chorlton Garages Ltd, 417 Barlow Moor Road, 21.  - Phone Chorlton 4903.
Co-Op Garage C.R.S. Ltd, 150 Moston Lane, Moston, 9. - Phone Collyhurst 2543.
Drabble & Allen Ltd, Daimler House, Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, 14. - Phone Blackfriars 5635.
J A Ferrington (Moston) Ltd, Moston Lane, 9. - Phone Collyhurst 2543/4.
A Freeman Ltd, Grosvenor Garage, Burnage Lane, Levenshulme, 19. - Phone Rusholme 2874.
Henlys Ltd, Princess Service Station, Princess Road, West Didsbury, 20. - Phone Didsbury 2267.
Hills Piccadilly Ltd, Tariff Street, 1. - Phone Central 1341.
Hollingdrake Automobile Co Ltd, Old Colony House, South King Street, 2. - Phone Blackfriars 4036.
F Horner & Son Ltd, 208 Bury New Road, 8. - Phone Bro 4343.
Kingsway Garage (Manchester) Ltd, Kingsway, 19. - Phone HEAton Moor 4295.
Lookers Northenden Garage, (Props. Lookers Ltd), la Palatine Road, Northenden - Phone Wythenshawe 3201.
Middleton Service Station, 96 Rochdale Road, Middleton. - Phone Middleton 4317.
Paramount Garages Ltd, 1/11 Cheetham Hill Road, 4. - Phone Blackfriars 2564.
David Rosenfield Ltd, 38/42 Peter Street, 2. - Phone Oeansgate 6871.
Speedy Service Motor Depot (Manchester) Ltd, 1212 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, 19 - Phone Heaton Moor 1977.
Williams Motor Co. (Sales) Ltd, 325 Deansgate, 3. - Phone Deansgate 8781.

March 1970:
Didsbury Garages Ltd, 81-85 Barlow Moor Road, 21 - phone Chorlton 4903.
Co-Op Garage C.R.S. Ltd, 150 Moston Lane, Moston, 9. - Phone Collyhurst 2543.
Drabble & Allen Ltd, Daimler House, Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, 14. - Phone Blackfriars 5635.
Henlys Ltd, Princess Service Station, Princess Road, West Didsbury, 20. - Phone Didsbury 2267.
Hills Piccadilly Ltd, Tariff Street, 1. - Phone Central 1341.
F Horner & Son Ltd, 208 Bury New Road, 8. - Phone Bro 4343.
Kingsway Garage (Manchester) Ltd, Kingsway, 19. - Phone HEAton Moor 4295.
Lookers Northenden Garage, (Props. Lookers Ltd), la Palatine Road, Northenden. - Phone Wythenshawe 3201.
C C McRae Ltd, Middleton Service Station, 96 Rochdale Road, Middleton - phone Middleton 4317
David Rosenfield Ltd, 38/42 Peter Street, 2. - Phone Oeansgate 6871.
Speedy Service Motor Depot (Manchester) Ltd, 1212 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, 19. - Phone Heaton Moor 1977.
Williams Motor Co. (Sales) Ltd, 325 Deansgate, 3. - Phone Deansgate 8781.

March 1972:
Distributor
Henlys Ltd, 1-5 Peter Street, M2 5QL - phone 061 834 7843
Dealers
R Bird & Co (Motor Engineers) Ltd, Premier Motors, Moseley - phone 061 698 2560
Co-Op Retail Services, 150 Moston Lane, Moston, M9 1FR - Phone 061 205 2543
Drabble & Allen Ltd, Daimler House, Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, M14 5TL - Phone 061 224 2205
Cadishead Cars Ltd, Green Lane, Cadishead - phone 061 775 3000/2711
Henlys Ltd, Princess Service Station, Princess Road, West Didsbury, M20 8ZE - phone 061 445 2267
Henlys Ltd, Grosvenor Garage, Burnage Lane, Levenshulme, M19 2JA - phone 061 224 2874
F Horner & Son Ltd, 208 Bury New Road, M8 8DY - Phone 061 792 4343
Lookers Northenden Garage, 267 Palatine Road, Northenden M22 4ET - Phone 061 998 3201
C C McRae Ltd, Central Garage, Failsworth M35 0BD - phone 061 681 1911
C C McRae Ltd, Middleton Service Station, 96 Rochdale Road, Middleton M24 2QA - phone 061 643 4317
David Rosenfield Ltd, 38/42 Peter Street, M2 5QT - Phone 061 832 6871

March 1974:
Distributor
Henlys Ltd, 1-5 Peter Street, M2 5QL - phone 061 834 7843
Dealers
Co-Op Retail Services, 150 Moston Lane, Moston, M9 1FR - Phone 061 205 2543
Drabble & Allen Ltd, Daimler House, Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, M14 5TL - Phone 061 224 2205
Henlys (Manchester) Ltd, Princess Service Station, Princess Road, West Didsbury, M20 8ZE - phone 061 445 2267/5672
Henlys (Manchester) Ltd, Grosvenor Garage, Burnage Lane, Levenshulme, M19 2JA - phone 061 224 2874/3619
F Horner & Son Ltd, 208 Bury New Road, M8 8DY - Phone 061 792 4343-5
Lookers Northenden Garage, 267 Palatine Road, Northenden M22 4ET - Phone 061 998 3201/2

Plea for information

If you have any information or recollections about any Standard or Triumph dealer in Manchester such as photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book 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

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Paramount Garages Ltd - Triumph car dealers 74A

Paramount Garages Ltd of Manchester feature in this short post about Standard Triumph car dealers in the Manchester area. Paramount Garages Ltd were a part of the Hollingdrake group.

Paramount Garages Ltd, Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester 4. I have listed as being Standard Triumph dealers from as early as October 1955 until September 1968.
ParamountGarageAdvert_CoronationRagMagManchesterUniversity1953
Paramount Garage advert from Coronation Rag Mag Manchester University 1953

Heralds on parade

It was reported in the Standard Triumph Review April 1965.
No, it isn't all done by mirrors! The nine cars neatly lined up are the latest Heralds to join the fleet of Andersons (Tobacconists) Ltd., of Reddish, Stockport. They were pictured outside the premises of the suppliers, Paramount Garages, a member of the Hollingdrake Group, as they were handed over to their new owners.

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Further information and sources

Link to a list of Manchester area Standard Triumph dealers

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book 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

Picture credits: Paramount Garage advert from Coronation Rag Mag Manchester University 1953

Saturday, November 17, 2018

The Reigate Garage Limited - Triumph car dealer 73

This article is about The Reigate Garage Limited and is number 73 in my continuing series about Standard Triumph car dealers.


The Reigate Garage Limited were based on Bell Street in Reigate a town in the county of Surrey in the United Kingdom. As can be seen from these views they occupied their premises for many years.
Old Finch & Sons postcard said to be from 1942 sold on eBay for £14.50 in May 2018.
Another old postcard this time from 1965.
The Reigate Garage Ltd in the AustinRover  era
The Reigate Garage Ltd in the AustinRover era (image from Leon Guyot)  must before March 1988 as they were not listed a dealer at that time.

Brochure address stamp


Show and Service Week promotions

Staff from Standard Triumph HQ visited the business and assisted the firm with week long Show and Service promotions.  These were held by the firm at their Bell Street premises: 29 June to 3 July 1959, 13 to 17 May 1963 and 14 to 18 March 1966.

Butchers vans


These two Standard 6 CWT vans are part of a 1959 order completed for Matthews and Sons Limited, butchers of West Smithfield, London, EC1, who owned some 75 shops in various parts of the UK.  In 1954 The Reigatc Garage Ltd. had supplied three Standard Eights and later two vans. Those vehicles proved so satisfactory that further orders were placed for Standard vehicles; in fact it was reported later in 1959 that Matthews and Sons Limited intention was to eventually to replace all their vehicles used for their shops by Standards.

Triumph car dealers in Reigate

October 1955:
The Reigate Garage Ltd, 22/36 and 51a Bell Street, Reigate - phone 3333/4  distributor
Blackborough Garage, 28 and 31 Blackborough Road, - phone 3439

1959:
The Reigate Garage Ltd, 22/36 and 51a Bell Street, Reigate - phone 3333/4  4141 distributor
Church Street Garage (Reigate) Ltd, 24/36 Church Street - phone 2951

August 1961:
The Reigate Garage Ltd, 22/36 and 51a Bell Street, Reigate - phone 3333/4  4141 distributor open 7 days a week
Blackborough Garage, 31 Blackborough Road, - phone 3439
Church Street Garage (Reigate) Ltd, 24/36 Church Street - phone 2951 open 7 days a week

February 1965:
The Reigate Garage Ltd, 22/36 and 51a Bell Street, Reigate - phone 3333/4  4141 distributor
Church Street Garage (Reigate) Ltd, 50 Church Street - phone 5482/3/4

September 1968, March 1970, March 1972, March 1974:
The Reigate Garage Ltd, 22/36 and 51a Bell Street, Reigate - phone 43333/4  44141 distributor

June 1984 listed an Austin Rover dealer

March 1988 not listed as an Austin Rover dealer

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Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book 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

Picture credits: The Reigate Garage Ltd in the AustinRover  era photos from Leon Guyot; Another old postcard this time from 1965 from Francis Frith website; .

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Triumph USA car accessories

Period accessories can were added to Triumph cars. If you want ensure that the extras were authentic how do you tell. One source is to look in the original sales brochure or parts books for the car in question. Another rarer source is an accessories brochure. Here are a few pages from the USA.

Triumph 2000 USA accessories
Triumph 2000 USA accessories

Triumph TR4A USA accessories
Triumph TR4A USA accessories

Triumph 1200 USA accessories
Triumph 1200 USA accessories
Triumph Spitfire Mk2 USA accessories
Triumph Spitfire Mk2 USA accessories

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Further information and sources

Picture credits: If these images belong to you please let me know as I have forgotten where I got them.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

A K Austin Ltd of Nottingham - Triumph car dealer 72B

A K Austin Ltd of Nottingham feature in this short  post about Standard Triumph car dealers in the Nottingham area.
  A K Austin Ltd of  Mansfield Road July 1950
A K Austin Ltd of  Mansfield Road July 1950
A K Austin Ltd of  Mansfield Road, Nottingham sold Standard Triumph cars for many years.

A K Austin Ltd of  Mansfield Road
A K Austin Ltd of  Mansfield Road
In 1953 Who's who in the Motor Industry (available to view and search on the excellent GracesGuide website: https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Main_Page) it is stated for A K Austin Ltd that they were car Stockists. based at 375, Mansfield Road, Nottingham. Telephone: 64790. Directors: A. K. Austin (Managing). W. H. Goodchild.
A K Austin Ltd advert from August 1967
A K Austin Ltd advert from August 1967
I have them listed as a Standard Triumph dealer from at least 1955 until 1972.

Fifty years with Standard Triumph

Fifty years with Standard Triumph
It was reported in the Standard Triumph Review dated February 1963:

A month or two ago, Standard-Triumph Dealers, Austin's of Mansfield Road, Nottingham, gathered some early cars together for a special showroom display. The oldest was Keith Mitchell's 1914 9.5 hp Standard and the newest a Triumph 2000, whilst in between came a rare 1929 Triumph 'Super Seven' 2-seater, a 1936 Triumph Vitesse, and a 1953 Triumph Renown. Even a few 'potted palms' were brought in to re-create the vintage atmosphere and the display attracted a great many visitors to the showroom.

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Further information and sources

See also my earlier post about Mitchells of Nottingham the area Triumph distributor.

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book 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

Picture credits: A K Austin Ltd of  Mansfield Road photos from PictureThePast website; A K Austin Ltd advert from August 1967 from Tollerton Village History Group website; Fifty years with Standard Triumph photo from the Standard Triumph Revire February 1963.

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Bunny Garage (Nottingham) - Triumph car dealer 72A

Bunny Garage (Nottingham) are the feature business of this short  post about Standard Triumph car dealers in Nottingham.

Bunny Load

During August 1966 six of the famous Bunny girls of Playboy Enterprises visited the Bunny Garage, at Bunny, Nottinghamshire. While there they posed in a Triumph Spitfire.

Bunny Garage (Nottingham) Ltd of Loughborough Road, Bunny 'Phone 211281.

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Further information and sources

See also my earlier post about Mitchells of Nottingham the area Triumph distributor.

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book 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

Picture credits:Photo from the Standard Triumph Review October 1966.

Friday, November 02, 2018

Mitchells of Nottingham - Triumph car dealers 72

This article is about Mitchells of Nottingham and is number 72 in my continuing series about Standard Triumph car dealers.
F Mitchells, Derby Road March 1949
F Mitchells, Derby Road March 1949
F Mitchell (Nottingham) Ltd were the distributor for Standard Triumph cars for many years. They operated from premises on Derby Road, Nottingham.  In 1953 Who's who in the Motor Industry which ca be viewed on the garaceguide website:
Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. ta, Derby Road, Nottingham Telephone: 2814. Directors: F. Mitchell (Managing). J. D. Mitchell. J. P. Mitchell. Works Manager: E. Rawson.
F Mitchell colour advert
F Mitchell colour advert

Police Triumph 2000

Police Triumph 2000 - October 1964
Police Triumph 2000 - October 1964
Seen at the Coventry factory in October 1964 was the police 2000 seen above. It was one of a fleet of such vehicles supplied to the Nottingham City Police by F Mitchell (Nottingham) Ltd, Standard Triumph distributors, and was brought to the factory by three senior police officers accompanied by Mr. J. V. Milestone, sales manager of Mitchell's.

1966 Round Britain Run

1966 Round Britain Run at F Mitchell (Nottingham) Ltd

The first stop on the 1966 Round Britain Run was at F Mitchell (Nottingham) Ltd where refreshments were served to all the crews.  1966 was the first running of the Round Britain Reliability Run.
1966 Round Britain Run at F Mitchell (Nottingham) Ltd refreshment stop

Show and Service Week promotion

Staff from Standard Triumph HQ visited the business and assisted the firm with a week long Show and Service promotion at their Derby Road Street premises: 17th to 21st October 1960.

Competition Spitfire

Mr. Trevor Wombwell of Triumph Distributors F. Mitchell (Nottm.) Ltd, drove his hard-top Spitfire into first place in the Sports Car up to 1200 c.c. Class in the B.A.R.C. Autocross at Hallerton, Notts. It was reported in August 1966 that he had strong opposition and in bad weather which caused track deterioration and several retirements, the standard Spitfire with S.P. tyres, triumphed in its two laps 'against the clock'.

Christmas Cavalcade

Christmas display at F Mitchell (Nottingham) Ltd 1966
Christmas display at F Mitchell (Nottingham) Ltd 1966

I have read that Father Christmas had a novel sleigh when he visited F Mitchell (Nottingham) Ltd, Triumph Distributors, around Christmas time 1966.  He and his gifts were in Mr. Keith Mitchell's 1914, Standard Rhyl two-seater, and 'horse power' was provided by a Triumph 1300, Herald Saloon and Herald Convertible.

Triumph car dealers in Nottingham

1951
A R Atkey & Co Ltd, Lower Parliament Street.
Bennetts (Nottingham) Ltd, 24-30 Shakespeare Street.
R Cripps & Co Ltd, Parliament Street Nottingham
T Shipside Ltd, Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham

1955:
F Mitchell (Nottingham) Ltd, Derby Road. 'Phone 52814.
A K Austin Ltd, 375 Mansfield Road. 'Phone 63251.
Bennetts (Nottingham) Ltd, 24/30 Shakespeare Street. 'Phone 44074.
H Johnson (Cars) Ltd, 249 Sherwood Street. 'Phone 44568.
Morkell & Carnill Ltd, 1 Derby Road. 'Phone 40304.
Nicholson & Myall, 100 Melton Road, West Bridgford. 'Phone 84598.
B & K Thomas Ltd, 17 Loughborough Road, West Bridgford. 'Phone 84736.
Sam Ward & Sons Ltd, Victoria Garage, Trinity Square. 'Phone 42331.

1965:
F Mitchell (Nottingham) Ltd, Derby Road. 'Phone 77701.
A K Austin Ltd, 375 Mansfield Road. 'Phone 63251.
H Johnson (Cars) Ltd, 249 Sherwood Street. 'Phone 44568.
A R & G C Nattriss, 499 Woodborough Road, Mapperley. 'Phone 666i4.
Nicholson & Myall, 100 Melton Road, West Bridgford. 'Phone 84598.
The Chequered Flag (Midland) Ltd, 7 Arkwright Street. 'Phone 892B2.
Sam Ward & Sons Ltd, Cental Garage, Goldsmith Street. 'Phone 42331

1968:
F Mitchell (Nottingham) Ltd, Derby Road. 'Phone 77701.
A K Austin Ltd, 375 Mansfield Road. 'Phone 63251.
East Leake Garage, Main Street, East Leake. ·Phone 377.
H Johnson (Cars) Ltd, 249 Sherwood Street. 'Phone 44568.
A R & G C Nattriss, 499 Woodborough Road, Mapperley. 'Phone 64792.

1970:
F Mitchell (Nottingham) Ltd, Derby Road. 'Phone 77701.
A K Austin Ltd, 375 Mansfield Road. 'Phone 63251.
Bunny Garage (Nottingham), Loughborough Road, Bunny 'Phone 211281
C H Truman & Co Ltd, Huntingdon Street, 'Phone 52991

1972:
F Mitchell (Nottingham) Ltd, Derby Road. 'Phone 77701.
A K Austin Ltd, 375 Mansfield Road. 'Phone 63251.
C H Truman & Co Ltd, Huntingdon Street, 'Phone 52881

1974:
F Mitchell (Nottingham) Ltd, Triumph Corner, Derby Road NG7 2GS. 'Phone 77701.
C H Truman & Co Ltd, Huntingdon Street, NG1 3NJ 'Phone 52881

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Further information and sources

Link to post about Bunny Garage (Nottingham) Ltd

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book 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

Picture credits: All the images including Christmas display at F Mitchell (Nottingham) Ltd 1966 photo are from Standard Triumph Review except for F Mitchell colour advert which featured in a blog called "Write Here at Nottingham Contemporary".

Saturday, October 27, 2018

South Devon Garages Ltd of Torquay - Triumph car dealer 71

This article is about South Devon Garages Ltd of Torquay, Devon UK and is number 71 in my continuing series about Standard Triumph car dealers.
What a family needs, Standard-Triumph fulfills! Mr. and Mrs. Graham Wood and their son took delivery of three cars at once one each, when they visited the works recently.

Mr J G Powell of Standard Triumph hands over the log books, watched by Major D Farmer of South Devon Garages Ltd.

The business held the Alvis car franchise from 1935 to 1969.

1929 Standard Teignmouth saloon

1929 Standard Teignmouth saloon
Standard Teignmouth saloon 1929
It was reported in the Standard Triumph Review May 1961: Students and apprentices of Standard-Triumph Sales Ltd have now commenced to restore a 1929 Standard Teignmouth saloon. This car, Chassis No. 93674 ; Engine No. 93454 ; Registration number. UO 8733 was originally supplied by South Devon Garages Ltd, the Standard-Triumph Distributors in Torquay.

It has now been completely stripped to enable work to be advanced on the chassis and mechanical components. Much of the wooden body framework has rotted away and will have to be extensively repaired before a new fabric covering can be fitted. When completed the car will be used for display purposes and Standard Register Rallies.

Dealer badge

I was prompted to write this post after seeing these images in a facebook post by Danny Glover the proud owner of this beautiful Triumph Vitesse.
South Devon Garages Ltd badge
South Devon Garages Ltd badge
The car now lives in Australia.

The Babbacombe Garage

Babbacombe Garagea GoogleStreetView Capture
Babbacombe Garagea GoogleStreetView Capture

Show and Service Week promotion

Staff from Standard Triumph HQ visited the business and assisted the firm with a week long Show and Service promotion at their Market Street premises: 20th to 24th September 1965.

Triumph car dealers in Torquay

October 1955, August 1961, Feb 1965, Sept 1968, March 1970, :
South Devon Garage Ltd, Market Street - phone 25223/4  - Distributor
Affiliated Transport Ltd, The Babbacombe Garage, Babbacombe Road - phone 88211 - dealer

1959:
South Devon Garage Ltd, Market Street

March 1972:
South Devon Garage Ltd, Market Street - phone 0803-28333  - Distributor
South Devon Garage Ltd, The Babbacombe Garage, 55 Babbacombe Road - phone 0803-27571 - dealer

March 1974:
Dutton Forshaw (Torbay) Ltd, Market Street TQ1 3AB - phone 0803-28333  - Dealer

May 1975:
Dutton Forshaw (Torbay) Ltd, Market Street TQ1 3AB - phone 0803-28333  - Distributor
also at Babbacombe Road and Newton Road

June 1984, March 1988:
Dutton Forshaw Torbay, Lawes Bridge, TQ2 7BU

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Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book 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

Picture credits:Dealer badge photo originally posted to facebook by the Danny Glover;