Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Triumph Car Dealers 7 - flying Heralds

Parkgate Garage Ltd - Coventry
Parkgate Garage Ltd - Coventry
This is my seventh blog post about Triumph car dealers.  Garages used to try to attract interest by placing cars on the roof of their showrooms and I have found two Triumph car dealers who did so.

Parkgate Garages Ltd - Coventry

Parkgate Garages Ltd, Parkgate Road, Holbrooks are listed as a Coventry Triumph car dealer in 1955, 1965, 1968 and 1974.

In 1968 the Coventry area distributor was Newsome, S.H. and Co. Ltd., with their
Sales, Service and Spares: Highway Garage, Kenpas Highway.
Repair Dept.: Quinton Road, Coventry.

Other Triumph dealers listed as at 1968 in Coventry.
Blamire, P., Queen's Road Garage. 
Cheylesmore Garage (Coventry) Ltd., Daventry Road. 
R.E.S. Motors (Coventry) Ltd., Paynes Lane. 
Ryton Motors Ltd., London Road, Ryton-on-Dunsmore. 

North Road Garages - Grantham


North Road Garages - Grantham
North Road Garages - Grantham
North Road Garages (Grantham) Ltd., 56 London Road are listed as a Grantham dealer in 1968 and 1974.

Several Grantham based firms were involved the lifting of the Triumph Herald on to the roof of North Road Garage. The crane was supplied by British Cranes and Excavators of Dysart Road whilst the slings came from Barrett Packing of Alma Park - the traffic was directed by the local police assisted by North Road Garage employees. This garage has since been demolished and replaced by a retail park.

Site of North Road Garages, Grantham now
Site of North Road Garages, Grantham now
Another garage in Grantham - Sellers Service Station, Barrowby High Road. were also listed in February 1965 and September 1968.

North Road Garages (Grantham) Ltd address stamped on the back of a Triumph 2.5PI brochure
North Road Garages (Grantham) Ltd address stamped on the back of a Triumph 2.5PI brochure.

Sources and links

If you have any more information about these garages, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know.

Link to my article about  Sellers Service Station.

Link to the other articles in this series.

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

This is the seventh in an occasional series about Triumph car dealers.  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.

Picture credits:  North Road Garage Grantham picture from Grantham 1951-2000 a book by John R. Pinchbeck.  Parkgate Garages image originally posted on: http://forum.historiccoventry.co.uk.
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