Thursday, August 25, 2016

Mann Egerton & Co Ltd of Loughborough - Triumph car dealers 22a

This is short article 22a in my series about Triumph car dealers and features other Loughborough.based dealers Lathams (Loughborough) Ltd and Mann Egerton & Co Ltd. For more Loughborough Triumph see my article 22 about Arthur Prince's Garage.

1984 Advert - Mann Egerton Woodgate Loughborough
1984 Advert - Mann Egerton Woodgate Loughborough
Carillon Motors Limited, 16 Pinfold Gate are listed as a Triumph car dealer in my directories for 1959 and 1965. By 1969 they had moved to Woodgate. After that they lost the franchise.  At some point I believe they were bought out by Mann Egerton & Co Ltd.

1985 Key ring Mann Egerton Woodgate Loughborough
1985 Key ring Mann Egerton Woodgate Loughborough
The Mann Egerton & Co Ltd premises have now been demolished.

Lathams (Loughborough) Ltd

Lathams BMC 1970 advert - Woodgate, Southfield Rd, Loughborough
Lathams BMC 1970 advert - Woodgate, Southfield Rd, Loughborough
Lathams (Loughborough) Ltd on  Woodgate, Southfield Rd, Loughborough held the BMC franchise and I believe took on the premises of Carillon Motors Limited. I also understand that Lathams (Loughborough) Ltd were then taken over by Mann Egerton & Co Ltd.

Lathams (Loughborough) Ltd 1976 advert - Woodgate, Loughborough
Lathams (Loughborough) Ltd 1976 advert - Woodgate, Loughborough

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Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

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: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits: All images for this feature are from John on flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/leicester-vehicle-photography

Friday, August 19, 2016

Arthur Prince's Garage Limited of Loughborough - Triumph car dealers 22

Article 22 in my series about Triumph car dealers features Arthur Prince's Garage Limited of Loughborough.

Arthur Prince's of Loughborough 1970 advert
Arthur Prince's of Loughborough 1970 advert
Founded in 1924 the company is still trading in Loughborough and as at the time of writing August 2016 sells new Volkswagon cars and is also an approved Madza parts and service outlet. Said to still be a family business the current MD is Geoff Prince.

Fit for a queen

It was reported in the Standard Triumph Review in December 1965 that Loughborough's Carnival Queen, 18-year-old art student Jill Eisner, rode in state through the town at the head of the Rag procession, the culmination of the Rag Week organised by the students from the town's four colleges. Her carriage was a white Triumph TR4A mounted on a float and pulled by a white Triumph 2000, entered in the procession by Loughborough's StandardTriumph dealers, Arthur Prince Ltd.

Led by Triumph


It was reported in the Standard Triumph Review in June 1967 that for the second successive year a Triumph car was in the lead when the Loughborough Colleges Carnival Procession was held at Loughborough. The car, a TR4A was provided by Arthur Prince's Garages Ltd, Loughborough, and the theme of the float was 'Ride in Triumph'.

Triumph car dealers in Loughborough

1955:
Arthur Prince's Garages Ltd, on Swan Street are listed as an area dealer.

1959 and 1965:
Arthur Prince's Garages Ltd, on Swan Street are listed as an area dealer, with.
Carillon Motors Limited, 16 Pinfold Gate as a dealer.

1969:
Arthur Prince's Garages Ltd, on Swan Street, and.
Carillon Motors Limited, are now on Woodgate

1972 and 1974
Arthur Princes Garages Limited, Swan Street.

By March 1988 Mann Egerton & Co Ltd on Woodgate held the Austin Rover franchise. 

Read more Mann Egerton & Co Ltd on Woodgate in article 22a..

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Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

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: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits: 1970advert from John on flickr,

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

May 2016
Link to my earlier post about Stanbourne Motor Co Ltd who were the Bournemouth area distributor for Triumph cars.

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Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

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: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits: Tice & Son from the oldclassiccar.co.uk website and Mt Tice; MotorMacs winter gardens by Alwyn Ladell on flickr; Motor Macs RAC handbook image from GracesGuide website

Friday, August 05, 2016

Stanbourne Motor Co Ltd of Bournemouth - Triumph car dealers 21

Article 21 in my series about Triumph car dealers features Stanbourne Motor Co Ltd of Bournemouth
June 1968 advert from a Tom Jones programme
Stanbourne Motor Co Ltd letterehead February 1960
Stanbourne Motor Co Ltd letterehead
Stanbourne Motor Co Ltd of Bournemouth sold and serviced Standard and Triumph cars.

Stanbourne Motor Co Ltd's new stores

This article about Stanbourne Motor Co's new stores first appeared in the Standard Triumph Review January 1959:

The Stanbourne Motor Co., Bournemouth, who for 33 years have been Standard Distributors for West Hants, South Wilts. and the whole of Dorset except Sherbourne, recently opened modern and spacious showrooms which included new Stanpart Spares Stores.

The new Stores are five miles from the old site and the move had to be carefully planned so that it could be completed during one week-end. It is on the first floor and the main part is in a new building which makes them as light and modern as possible. Most of the paintwork is in Standard blue and light grey. Stock control is situated near the counter and is equipped with Carter-Parrett Vistem (a visible index system contained in three files). It is hoped to change over to a system of pre-posting in the near future to further increase the Stores efficiency.
Stanbourne Motor Co Ltd Bournemouth Stock Control
The main Store has a roof mostly of glass. This section houses fast moving items so as to have them as near the counter as possible. The goods inwards bay at the end of this section is equipped with a jib hoist through special full length doors which enable heavy cases coming in to be lifted and drawn right into the bay. Next to this is the goods outwards bay and this joins the original store at this depot where slower moving items are kept. Considerable use is made of Dexion (slotted angle steel).

There is a separate store on the ground floor with easy access for transport. Engines, axles and body parts are kept here and it is equipped with a jack-crane for easy loading and unloading  A stock of upwards of £30,000 is always maintained and is most efficiently controlled by the Vistem system. The Stores are open six days a week.

Stanbourne Motor Co Ltd Bournemouth Stores entrance from showroom
The Warranty Section is also within the Stores and is run by Mr. T. Sinsbury, who is also Deputy Stores Supervisor.

The Store Supervisor is Me. K. Dunning who has been with the Company for many years. He recently attended a course at Coventry with The Standard Motor Co. Ltd. The displays have been designed and made by Mr. J. Orson, a member of the Stores staff. Me. M. Hocking is in charge of the counter staff.

The Stanbourne Motor Co. has three premises in Bournemouth -Showrooms in Old Christchurch Road, a Service Department at Bournemouth East, where the stores were previously located, and their Head Office, Stores and Service Department in Poole Road, half a mile west of the Town Centre.

The joint Managing Directors of the Company are Mr C. Montgomery and Mr. J. G. Tice. The General Manager, Service and Spares, is Me. J. E. Northover, who has been with the Company for nearly 21 years.

 16 Poole Road

Stanbourne Motor Co on 16 Poole Road in 1960
A old view of Stanbourne Motor Co on 16 Poole Road garage dated 11 March 1960, from the collection of Bournemouth Library.

Triumph 2000 Car of the Year  


Triumph 2000 display at Stanbourne Motor Co Ltd
"Car of the Year" was the theme of a showroom display by at 169/171 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth in January 1965.  The Triumph 2000 was chosen as the centrepiece of the display, and here it is seen in a most pleasing setting and surrounded by reminders of the model's successes.

The launch of the Triumph 1300



Centrepiece of the Triumph 1300 announcement display was not only a shining white 1300 but also a striking publicity poster special!y prepared for the display. This (as shown) featured the 1300 against a "plush" red background and carried the announcement "The Star of the Show at Earls Court". This display unit had been manufactured for the company's Motor Show display in October 1965, but Stanbourne managed to get two bites at the cherry by repeating the display in the spring of 1966.

Show and Service Weeks

Week long Show and Service Week promotions by the firm assisted by staff from Standard Triumph HQ took place during 31st May to 4th June 1965 at 169/171 Old Christchurch Road and again from the 22th to 27th January 1967 at their 16-18 Poole Road premises.

Triumph car dealers in Bournemouth

Stanbourne Motor Co Ltd of Bournemouth were the factory appointed distributor through out the period for which I have directories of Triumph car dealers.
1955:
Stanbourne Motor Co. Ltd, Pokesdown Hill,
16 Poole Road, Bournemouth West,
Showrooms: Standard House, 169/171 Old Christchurch Road,

Central Garages (Parkstone) Ltd, 3 Commercial Road, Parkstone, 24-hour Service.
Cliff Drive Garage (G. H. Whitcher), Cross Roads. Southbourne,
Huxhams Ltd., Penn Hill Garage, North Lodge Road, Parkstone,
Majestic Garage (Bournemouth) Ltd., Hinton Road,
Sherwood's Car Sales, 6 Rosemary Road, Parkstone,
Tice & Son Ltd., 723 Wimborne Road, Winton.

1958:
Stanbourne Motor Co. Ltd,
Service and Stores - 16 Poole Road,
Service - Pokesdown Hill
Showrooms: Standard House, 169/171 Old Christchurch Road,

Majestic Garage (Bournemouth) Ltd., Hinton Road.
Sherwood's Car Sales, 6 Rosemary Road, Parkstone.
Tice & Son Ltd., 723 Wimborne Road, Winton.

1965
Stanbourne Motor Co. Ltd
Service and Stores - 16 Poole Road
Showrooms: Standard House, 169/171 Old Christchurch Road,

Parkstone
Huxhams(Cars) Ltd, Penn Hill Garage, North Lodge Road,
Sherwood's Car Sales, 6 Rosemary Road, Parkstone
Castle Hill Motors Ltd, 20/22 Bournemouth Road

Winton
Tice & Son Ltd, 723 Wimborne Road, Winton.

1972, 1974
Stanbourne Motor Co. Ltd, 16-18 Poole Road, BH4 9DP

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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 https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

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: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits June 1968 advert from Tom Jones scanned by Bradford Timeline on Flickr; letterhead from James Anthony Dobbs on facebook; the other images all come from the Standard Triumph Review.