Saturday, April 21, 2018

Triumph Car Dealers in Finland 1970

Triumph car were exported all over the world.  I have found some information about some of the oversea markets.  Having already written about dealers in New Zealand I will now cover Finland.


Triumph car dealers in Finland 1970

I have tried to extract the dealers address details as shown in this advert from 1970.  As I can neither read or understand Finnish please forgive my effort at rendering the following addresses.  I would welcome any corrections that may be needed.

Helsinki, Sisu-Kulma, P. Esplanadik. 35, puh. 70 101; Alppi-Auto, Alppikatu 3, pYh. 764 231; Sisu-Konala, Ristipellonlie, puh. 542 011.

Alavus. E. Luhtasaaren Autokorjaamo.
Forssa, J. V. Filppu Oy.
Hanko, Auto-Kuilttinen.
Hyvinkaa, Hyvinkiin Moottorihuolto.
HllIiuullnna, Oy Suomen Autoteollisuus Ab.
Iisaiami, Auto-Savo Oy,
Imatra, Auto-Vuoksi,
Joensuu, Autoliike V. Salminen,
Jyvaskyla, Oy Suomen Autoteollisuus Ab,
Kajaani, Auto-Vana,
Kankaanpaa, Vaunu ja Varaosa, Kaljaa,
Karjaa, Sisu-Kar,
Kemi, Kemin Autotarvike,
Kokemaki, Viinikka Ky,
Kokkola, Automyynti O. Rautamo,
Kouvola, Kouvolan Automiehet,
Kuhmo, Rajakainuu Oy,
Kuopio, Savon Autotalo Oy,
Lahti, Oy Starckjohann & Co Ab,
Lieksa, Lieksan Autoilijat,
Lappeenranta, Suni Oy,
Lauttakyla, Autovanno Ky,
Loviisa, Oy Bilco Ab,
Maarianhamina, Gustavssons Motoraffar.
Mlkkeli, ES-auto Oy,
Oulu, Oy Suomen Autoteollisuus Ab.
Pietarsaari, Automyynti O. Rautamo,
Pori, Vaunu ja Varaosa.
Rauma, Rauman Automyynti,
Rovaniemi, A. Vanhasen Autoliike,
Saio, Oy Suomen Autoteollisuus Ab,
Savonlinna, Olavin Auto,
Seinajoki, Vankkavaunu Oy,
Tampere, Autotalo Pekka Makinen,
Turku, Oy Suomen Autoteollisuus Ab,
Vaasa, Oy Kardan Ab,
Varkaus, Savon Autotalo Oy,
Vlrktala, R. & R. Selin.
Ylivieka, Ylivieskan Autoliilke

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Triumph Car Dealers in Finland, 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

Triumph Car Dealers in Finland - Triumph 2000 Mk2 sales

Link to the other articles in this series.  

Link to Flickr album Triumph in Finland

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:  Advert originally posted by Mikka Sonkki on facebook

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Hatfields of Sheffield and Barnsley - Triumph car dealers 62

This is the first in a series about Triumph car dealers in Sheffield and features Hatfields.

The business was founded in 1907. Ernest William Hatfield, motor engineer and Albert Joseph Platt, accountant started the company Ernest W Hatfield Limited on 9th November 1922 in Sheffield. They started vehicles sales in 1922.
Norfolk Street, Sheffield
Norfolk Street, Sheffield
Initially based at 145-151 Norfolk Street, Sheffield remaining there until the premises were required for city centre redevelopment in the 1960's. Showrooms in Sidney Street and West Street survived until the 1970's.  Now based in Sharrow Vale Road, Sheffield.  Company papers for the period 1908 to 1960 are now held by the Sheffield City archives.

E W Hatfield on Norfolk Street, Sheffield
 E W Hatfield on Norfolk Street, Sheffield
The company has been selling Jaguar cars for many years I believe they were selling Swallow Sidecar products from day one in 1922.
Ernest W Hatfield on Furnival Street, Sheffield 1953
 Ernest W Hatfield on Furnival Street, Sheffield 1953
The Hatfield family have continued to act as directors of the business.  Mr E Leslie Hatfield, chairman and Mr Dennis W Hatfield managing director as at 30 September 1973. Family members are still involved with the running of the business.

As of 30 September 1973 the group had 155 employees.  At the time of writing the group has over 300 employees.

Hatfields Barnsley rear window sticker
Hatfields Barnsley rear window sticker
At some point the firm had a branch called Hatfields (Barnsley) Limited.

Not just Triumph and Sheffield

Jaguar E-Type advert by Hatfields in the Sheffield Spectator Nov 1966
Jaguar E-Type advert by Hatfields in the Sheffield Spectator Nov 1966
The business is still trading selling Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo cars from garages in Sheffield , Liverpool, Hull, Pickering, Bury, Shrewsbury and Wakefield.
February 2016 saw Hatfields, which was already running the Jaguar dealership in Old Potts Way in Shrewsbury, take over the Land Rover site on Battlefield Road from Shukers.
Hatfields Hul lLandRover Wheel Cover
Hatfields Hul lLandRover Wheel Cover

Triumph 1300

It was reported in March 1966 - Ron Springett, England and Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper, takes delivery of his new Triumph 1300 from Hatfields of Sheffield, Standard-Triumph Distributors. The car was handed over by Mr. L. G. Boyers.
A Triumph 1300 on the back of an Albion Super Clydesdale was the entry of E W Hatfield Ltd, Standard-Triumph Distributors, Sheffield, in the Yorkshire city's Lord Mayor's Parade in June 1966. The tableau also included a revolving hexagon, each side bearing a scene depicting the different years of Hatfields history.

Triumph car dealers in Sheffield

From my collection of directories I have been able to compile details of the many businesses that have sold Triumph cars over the years in Sheffield.  From as early as April 1951 and probably earlier Hatfields were the distributor for Triumph cars in Sheffield.  For some of the firms that were dealers in Sheffield I have found more material that I will present in further blog posts.


April 1951:
Crabtree & Nicol Ltd, City Garage, Pinstone Street,
Ernest W Hatfield Ltd, I47-151 Norfolk Street,
Kennings Ltd, Leadmill Road,
E H Pickford & Co Ltd, Crescent Works, Ecclesall Road,
Allan Urquhart, 297 Ecclesall Road,
Westfield Motors (Sheffield) Ltd, West Street,

October 1955:
Distributor
Ernest W Hatfield Ltd, 147/151 Norfolk Street, 1. Phone: 21176/9.
Spares and Service: 72 Furnival Street, also 161 Norfolk Street.

Dealers
C D Bramall Ltd, Malin Bridge, 6. 'Phone 43946.
Central Motors (Sheffield) Ltd, Bailey Lane, 1. 'Phone 22625.
And West Street. 'Phone 29131 (3 lines).
J W Fisher, Abbey Garage, 20 Abbey Lane, 8. 'Phone 45118.
Hallamshire Tyre & Motor Co Ltd, 2/4 Broad Lane and Hollis Croft, l. 'Phone 25048/9.
Hillsboro Garage & Motor Co, Hillsboro Bridge, 6. 'Phone 43105.
Holmes & Younie Ltd, 30/46 Suffolk Road, 2. 'Phone 21378/9.
Kennlngs Ltd, Kenning House, Leadmill Road, 1. 'Phone 26451 - 7 day opening + 24 hour service
Mason Brothers, Norfolk Garage, 81 Blagden Street. 'Phone 20744-24468.
Millhouse Engineering Co Ltd, 968 Abbeydale Road, 'Phone 72292.
Rippon Bros Ltd, 115 Ecclesall Road South, 11. 'Phone 70153.
Frank B Roper Ltd, 166 London Road, 2. 'Phone 51011/2.
Stanley Motor Services (Sheffield) Ltd, Northfield Road Garage. 'Phone 93369
Joseph Tomlinson & Sons Ltd, 43/67 Ecclesall Road, 11. 'Phone 20103 - 7 day opening + 24 hour service
Totley Bridge Garage Ltd, 288 Abbeydale Road South, Totley Rise. 'Phone 70376
Turner's Garage Ltd, 75 Herries Road, 5 'Phone 36503.  7 day opening
Samuel Wilson & Son Ltd, 125-137 West Street, 1. 'Phone 29274.
Also Bradfield Road. 'Phone 43262.

1959:
Ernest W Hatfield Ltd, 147/151 Norfolk Street

Central Motors (Sheffield) Ltd, 100/105 West Street, 'Phone 29131
J W Fisher, Abbey Garage, 20 Abbey Lane, 8. 'Phone 45118.
Hallamshire Tyre & Motor Co Ltd, 2/4 Broad Lane and Hollis Croft, l. 'Phone 25048/9.
Hillsborough Garage & Motor Co Ltd, Bramall Lane 2 and Hillsborough Bridge, 6. 'Phone 348795
Holmes & Younie Ltd, 30/46 Suffolk Road, 2. 'Phone 21378/9
Mason Brothers, Norfolk Garage, 81 Blagden Street. 'Phone 20744-24468.
Millhouse Engineering Co Ltd, 968 Abbeydale Road, 7 'Phone 72292.
Stanley Motor Services (Sheffield) Ltd, Northfield Road Garage. 10 'Phone 63369 and 65308
Joseph Tomlinson & Sons Ltd, 43/67 Ecclesall Road, 11. 'Phone 20103
Totley Bridge Garage Ltd, 288 Abbeydale Road South, Totley Rise. 'Phone 70376
Turner's Garage Ltd, 75 Herries Road, 5 'Phone 386503.
Samuel Wilson & Son Ltd, 125-137 West Street, 1. 'Phone 29274. and Bradfield Road. 'Phone 43262.

August 1961:
Ernest W Hatfield Ltd, 147/151 Norfolk Street

Central Motors (Sheffield) Ltd, 100/105 West Street,
Darby's, 168/180 Infirmary Road, 6
J W Fisher, Abbey Garage, 20 Abbey Lane, 8.
Hallamshire Tyre & Motor Co Ltd, 2/4 Broad Lane, 1
Hillsborough Garage & Motor Co Ltd, Bramall Lane 2 and Hillsborough Bridge, 6.
Mason Brothers, Norfolk Garage, 81 Blagden Street. 2.
Millhouses Engineering Co Ltd, 968 Abbeydale Road, 7
Stanley Motor Services (Sheffield) Ltd, Northfield Road Garage. 10
Joseph Tomlinson & Sons Ltd, 43/67 Ecclesall Road, 11.
Totley Bridge Garage Ltd, 288 Abbeydale Road South, Totley Rise.
Turner's Garage Ltd, 75 Herries Road, 5 
Samuel Wilson & Son Ltd, 125-137 West Street, 1. and Bradfield Road, 6.

February 1965:
Ernest W Hatfield Ltd, 147/151 Norfolk Street

Central Motors (Sheffield) Ltd, 100/105 West Street,
Eagle Garage (Sheffield) Ltd, 104 Bradfield Road S6 2DA
J W Fisher, Abbey Garage, 20 Abbey Lane, 8.
Hallamshire Tyre & Motor Co Ltd, 2/4 Broad Lane, 1
A F Hancock Ltd, 486/8 Glossop Road 10
Hillsborough Garage & Motor Co Ltd, Bramall Lane 2 and Hillsborough Bridge, 6.
Hoffmans of Sheffield Ltd, 43-67 Ecclesall Road, 11
Mason Brothers, Norfolk Garage, 81 Blagden Street. 2.
Sheaf Street Motors Ltd, 19-29 Sheaf Street, 2
Totley Bridge Garage Ltd, 288 Abbeydale Road South, Totley Rise.
Town Hall Motors (Sheffield) Ltd, 167 Norfolk Street, S1 2JG
Turner's Garage Ltd, 75 Herries Road, 5 
Waggon & Horses Garage, 186 Chesterfield Road, Meadowfield 8

September 1968, March 1970:
Ernest W Hatfield Ltd, 1-7 Sidney Street S1 3PW

Eagle Garage (Sheffield) Ltd, 104 Bradfield Road S6 2DA
Hallamshire Tyre & Motor Co Ltd, 2/4 Broad Lane, S1 3DW
Hillsborough Garage & Motor Co Ltd, Bramall Lane 2
Hoffmans of Sheffield Ltd, 43-67 Ecclesall Road, 11
Town Hall Motors (Sheffield) Ltd, 167 Norfolk Street, S1 2JG
Turner's Garage Ltd, 75 Herries Road, S5 7AS
Waggon & Horses Garage, 186 Chesterfield Road, Meadowfield 8

March 1972:
Ernest W Hatfield Ltd, 1-7 Sidney Street S1 3PW and Service-Spares 200 Sharrow Vale Road, S11 8ZD

Eagle Garage (Sheffield) Ltd, 104 Bradfield Road S6 2DA
Hallamshire Tyre & Motor Co Ltd, 2/4 Broad Lane, S1 3DW
Town Hall Motors (Sheffield) Ltd, 167 Norfolk Street, S1 2JG
Turner's Garage Ltd, 75 Herries Road, S5 7AS

March 1974:
Ernest W Hatfield Ltd, 1-7 Sidney Street S1 3PW and Service-Spares 200 Sharrow Vale Road, S11 8ZD

Eagle Garage (Sheffield) Ltd, 104 Bradfield Road S6 2DA
Hallamshire Tyre & Motor Co Ltd, 2/4 Broad Lane, S1 3DW
Turner's Garage Ltd, 75 Herries Road, S5 7AS

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Hatfields of Sheffield and Barnsley, 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 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

Picture credits: Norfolk Street and Furnival Street, Sheffield 1953 images from Sheffield City Council archive;  Jaguar E-Type advert by Hatfields in the Sheffield Spectator Nov 1966 image from the Sheffield History forum;

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Monday, April 02, 2018

Triumph Car Dealers in Finland - Triumph 2000 Mk2 sales

Whilst collecting information about Triumph car dealers in Finland I have got this material from 1970's dealing with the Triumph 2000 Mk2. Another article will follow with the now traditional list of dealers.

Triumph 2000 Mk2 Finland brochure

Triumph 2000 Mk2 Finland brochure 01

Triumph 2000 Mk2 Finland brochure 02

Triumph 2000 Mk2 advert

Triumph 2000 Mk2 advert

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Triumph Car Dealers in Finland, 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 Flickr album Triumph in Finland

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:  Thanks to Mikka Sonkki on facebook for sharing these items with me.