Saturday, January 20, 2018

Reads of Cheadle - Triumph Car Dealer 56

Reads of Cheadle are the subject of this short post in my series about Triumph car dealers.
Reads of Cheadle
Reads of Cheadle
The ridge from an older building shows above the 1960's fascia.
Reads of Cheadle Gatley Road forecourt
Reads of Cheadle Gatley Road forecourt
R Read & Sons (Cheadle) Ltd began soon after 1918 and offered petrol, parts and service to motorists for much of rest of the 20th century, from its garage on the High Street.  I understand they also had premises on Gatley Road, Cheadle.  Both buildings were gone by some date before 2012.
Triumph Acclaim brochure with Reads of Cheadle business card
Triumph Acclaim brochure with Reads of Cheadle business card

Triumph dealers in the Cheadle area

Looking through my Triumph dealer directories at listings for Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme and Gatley

October 1955, 1959, August 1961:
Grange Garage (Cheadle Hulme) Ltd, Cheadle Road

September 1968, March 1970, March 1972, March 1974
Gatley Autos Ltd, Stonepail Road, Gatley, Cheadle SK8 4HA

Leyland Comet ECO52/3R tractor unit operated by Gatley Autos Ltd., Cheadle
Leyland Comet ECO52/3R tractor unit operated by Gatley Autos Ltd., Cheadle
May 1975
R Read & Sons (Cheadle) Ltd, High Street, Cheadle SK8 1BL listed for both Rover and Triumph but not Land Rover.

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Grange Garage (Cheadle Hulme) Ltd, Gatley Autos Ltd or Reads of Cheadle, 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: Reads of Cheadle and Reads of Cheadle forecourt images from Cheadle Civic Society; Comet ECO52/3R tractor unit operated by Gatley Autos Ltd., Cheadle photo from British Commercial Vehicle Museum archive

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Standard dealers in India - part 2

Standard Gazel Indian Distributors+dealers May1976

Thanks to Shyam K'chari, a facebook friend, I now have a clear scan of a page from Standard Gazel brochure which includes a list of Standard Motor Products of India Ltd distributors and main dealers as at May 1976.

ALLIED MOTORS PRIVATE LTD. 5 Scindia House, New Delhi 1
AUTO CHENOY 62D, Sarojini Devi Road, SECUNDERABAD 3
BHOPAL MOTORS PRIVATE LTD. 1 Sultania Road, BHOPAL 1
BOMBAY METRO MOTORS PRIVATE LTD. 66 Sitaram Patkar Marg, BOMBAY 7
COURTESY MOTORS. Exhibition Road, PATHA 1
COURTESY MOTORS. 17 Camac Street, CALCUTTA 16
FAIRDEAL MOTORS. Residency Street, SRINAGAR
L KULABIDHU SINGH & CO. 114D Mahatma Gandhi Avenue, IMPHAl. 795 001
M, M. MOTORS PRIVATE LTD. Dispur, GAUHATI
M. M. MOTORS. Nongthymmai, SHILLONG 3
ORIENTAL MOTOR CAR COMPANY PRIVITE LTD,53-54 Hazratganj, LUCKNOW 1
RAJ COMMERCIAL. ENTERPRISES, Central Market, ROURKELA
RAMA YESHWANT NAIK & SONS, Margao 1 GOA
R. I. WORKS, Kingsway, NAGPUR 1
SANGHI BROTHERS (INDORE) PRIVATE LTD, 6 Manoramagani, INDORE 1
SOBHAG AGENCIES (PRIVATE) LTD, .Mirza Ismail Road, JAIPUR 1
STANDARD SERVICES 4 Motor Market, Industrial Area, CHANDIGARH
TASHI COMMERCIAL CORPORATION. Phuntsoling, BHUTAN
THE BOMBAY GARAGE. Kingsway, JABALPUR l
THE UNION COMPANY (MOTORS) PRIVATE LTD. 29, Mount Road, MADRAS 2
UNICORN (BANGALORE) PRIVATE LTD. 8 Brigade Road, BANGALORE 1
VIKRAM MOTORS. 15/198, Vikramajit Singh Road, KANPUR 1

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Standard Triumph car dealers in India, 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 Standard car dealers in India 

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: Shyam K'chari for a scanned copy of the May 1976 Standard Gazel brochure.

Friday, January 05, 2018

Standard Eight Servicing 1939 Motor Trader 68

Here is another Motor Trader service information data sheet.  This one is for the Standard Eight from 1939 and was originally published way back in July 1939.

You can see a preview below. Click the link to download a copy.



To see more Standard car stuff from my collection

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd of Grantham - Triumph car dealer 41A

Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd

Empire Garage truck outside its premises on Brook Street in 1956. From Sam Ballaam
Empire Garage truck outside its premises on Brook Street in 1956. From Sam Ballaam
Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd, Brook Street, Grantham are listed in directories for October 1955, 1959 and August 1961.  The company Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd was dissolved 13 June 1978 according to an advert in the London Gazette.
Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd, Brook Street, Grantham
Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd, Brook Street

Thanks to the Grantham Journal for the following information.  The Empire Garage was built on Brook Street, Grantham, by Lou Musson in 1952. One of the buildings that made way for the garage was the old gymnasium which had various uses in its time including a theatre and a seed warehouse.

The Empire Garage was an agent for Ford, Standard and Triumph cars and also sold used cars.

It was later for years known as the Blue Star Garage before it was taken over by Safe Petroleum. It remained as a garage until the new millennium when it was bought by King’s School.


Plea for information

Have you got information or recollections about any Standard or Triumph garages based in Grantham, Lincs UK? I am looking for photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc.  I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

I wrote about North Road Garage in a previous blog post in March 2016: https://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealers-7-flying-heralds.html.

Read about Sellers Service Station

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to my 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: Empire Garage truck outside its premises on Brook Street in 1956 - from Sam Ballaam; Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd, Brook Street photo from Grantham Journal;