Saturday, August 13, 2016

Motor Macs Ltd and Tice & Son Ltd - Bournemouth - Triumph Car Dealers 21a

Article 21a in my series about Triumph car dealers features Motor Mac's Limited and Tice & Son Ltd of Bournemouth.

Motor Mac's Ltd

The Motor Mac's group of companies had branches in several cities.  I have written about Motor Macs Exeter in an earlier post.  Motor Macs (Bournemouth) Limited ceased to exist as a company before world war 2 being dissolved from 29 December 1944.
1927 RAC Members handbook extract
The 35-41 Holdenhurst Road premises  included facility for garaging cars, repairing cars and a boarding house for chauffeurs. They sold Talbot, Standard, Darracq, Humber, Lagonda, Alvis and Sunbeam cars in 1928.

1928 advert in Winter Gardens Programme
The garage function of the building carried on after the business closed.

Tice & Son Limited

Tice & Son Ltd
I have a record of Tice & Son Limited as being a Triumph car dealer in 1955 to at least 1965 based at 723 Wimborne Road, Winton, Bournemouth.  The garage premises is shown above when it was selling Commer and Karrier commercial vehicles.
1963 letterhead for Tice & Son Ltd
1963 letterhead for Tice & Son Ltd

The building is still owned by the family who now have a garage business in Wimborne.

May 2016

Tice branded oil can
I was sent these images by Danny Osborne.

Link to my earlier post about Stanbourne Motor Co Ltd who were the Bournemouth area distributor for Triumph cars.

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about these garages, 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

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 .

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.

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories:

Picture credits: Tice & Son + 1963 letterhead from the website and Mt Tice; MotorMacs winter gardens by Alwyn Ladell on flickr; Tice oil can images from Danny Osborne; Motor Macs RAC handbook image from GracesGuide website
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