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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:44 pm 
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I also worked at Stewart and Arden (Ardern?) in North Harrow in circa 1974, they were BL dealers at the time and had branches all over west London and for Keeler Motor group in Eastcote Mx who did both BL AND Ford, mostly Ford though.

Steve

PS I also took a chisel to many a brand new Dolomite roof whilst working at Car Hood Company of South Harrow and Ladbroke Grove - fitting Weathershields aftermarket fabric sunroofs 1975-6! If you have a Dolomite with one of these roofs sold in the London and home counties area during that timeframe, it's about a 1 in 4 chance I fitted it from new.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:54 pm 
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I have found: http://www.motuk.co.uk/station_details. ... n_ID=10012 which shows:

G. & E.BENSON
Grizebeck Service Station
Grizebeck
Kirkby-In-Furness
Cumbria
LA17 7XH

do MOT testing.
Brilliant! Thanks!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:31 pm 
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I would like a copy of your undated dealer list.
May have been a bit rash with my offer in hindsight! ;) Still, I dug out my antique scanner, hacked a driver to get it work in Windows 10, and spent a rather dull hour turning pages! :)

Here is a downloadable searchable PDF of a 1974'ish copy of the Triumph Sales And Service directory. I'm guessing at 1974 as it makes mention of Cumberland, Huntingdonshire, Rutlandshire, Somersetshire etc. all titles which I believe went in the local government reorganisation that came into effect in 1974. Whilst I have run an OCR on the scan before outputting to a PDF, it's not perfect and I have done no corrections, but it does allow you to search the PDF and copy text out.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6QR7 ... kJWUTEtelk

Any problems then give me a shout!

Rafael.

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Past fleet: Triumph 2000, Lancia Beta Coupe, BL Mini Clubman, Austin Metro, Vauxhall Cavalier MK1 & MK2, Renault 18 D, Rover 216 GSI, Honda Accord (most expensive car purchase, hated it on pickup from dealer, was made out of magnetic metal as only car I've ever been crashed into, 4 times), Golf GTi MK3 16v x 3


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:44 pm 
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Does anyone know of a Alan's of Bristol, Berkeley Square/Whiteladies Rd??

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:39 pm 
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Does anyone know of a Alan's of Bristol, Berkeley Square/Whiteladies Rd??
They're listed in my directory (above):

ALLEN C. & SON (BRISTOL) LTD.,
Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1H2. Phone 292931.

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Current fleet: Triumph Dolomite Sprint '75, Daihatsu Fourtrak, Honda CG125, Yamaha Fazer 600, Shetland 570

Disposal fleet: Golf GTi 16v MK3 Anniversary, Tiger Avon (unbuilt)

Past fleet: Triumph 2000, Lancia Beta Coupe, BL Mini Clubman, Austin Metro, Vauxhall Cavalier MK1 & MK2, Renault 18 D, Rover 216 GSI, Honda Accord (most expensive car purchase, hated it on pickup from dealer, was made out of magnetic metal as only car I've ever been crashed into, 4 times), Golf GTi MK3 16v x 3


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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 4:17 pm 
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Allens of Bristol sold Alvis and Armstong Siddeley cars at one point in their history as shown by this picture.

ImageC Allen & Son (Bristol) Ltd by vitessesteve, on Flickr

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Current Cars - Valencia Blue 69 Vitesse Mk2 Saloon since 1991 and a Sprint engined TR7. Have had several Dolomites over the years.

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 12:45 pm 
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My latest blog post is about College Motors of Bristol. http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016 ... h-car.html and includes this image supplied by Steve P of a dealer plague on the ash tray of his car.

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Current Cars - Valencia Blue 69 Vitesse Mk2 Saloon since 1991 and a Sprint engined TR7. Have had several Dolomites over the years.

blog http://vitessesteve.blogspot.com/ website http://www.vitessesteve.co.uk/

Newark UK based - studied class car restoration at Leeds City College

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


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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 7:55 pm 
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County Garage Ltd was selling Ford, Standard, Triumph and Ferguson before the second world war. After WW2 Ford was taken to court by Ferguson who accused them of stealing his patented 3 point linkage tractor invention. Ferguson won his legal action and decided not to share it with Ford. After this date there were to be no dealerships with both Ford and the Ferguson connected Standard Triumph cars.

County Motors came into being in 1948 selling Standard, Triumph and Alvis cars as well as Ferguson tractors. The car retailer hit its peak in the 1970s, when its showrooms in Rosehill and Botchergate sported offerings from brands such as Jaguar, Daimler, Triumph, Rover and Land Rover. In more recent times it also acted as distributor for Fiat, Daihatsu and Alfa Romeo. Since 2009, however, County Motors dealt only in selling and repairing used cars.

At its peak the business employed over 140 people at several sites. 24 July 2013 saw the appointment of an administrator to the business. With the closure of the showroom at Kingstown Broadway eight employees working at the dealership, among them owner Barry Tweddle lost their jobs and the business was closed down,

In both the 1965 and 1968/69 Triumph Service Directory County Motors (Carlisle) Ltd of 14 Botchergate were listed as a distributor with Carlisle Motor Co on Fishergate listed as a dealer. In 1974 only County Motors are still listed as distributor.

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Steve Weblin - AKA vitessesteve

Current Cars - Valencia Blue 69 Vitesse Mk2 Saloon since 1991 and a Sprint engined TR7. Have had several Dolomites over the years.

blog http://vitessesteve.blogspot.com/ website http://www.vitessesteve.co.uk/

Newark UK based - studied class car restoration at Leeds City College

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


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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 8:44 pm 
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My 1500HL was sold new by Bernard Myers & Co of Street, Somerset; I have the bill of sale from 1980.


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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2016 7:45 am 
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My 1500HL was sold new by Bernard Myers & Co of Street, Somerset; I have the bill of sale from 1980.
A scan/photo of the letter or just the letterhead would be useful.

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Current Cars - Valencia Blue 69 Vitesse Mk2 Saloon since 1991 and a Sprint engined TR7. Have had several Dolomites over the years.

blog http://vitessesteve.blogspot.com/ website http://www.vitessesteve.co.uk/

Newark UK based - studied class car restoration at Leeds City College

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


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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 11:31 am 
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Does anyone know of a Alan's of Bristol, Berkeley Square/Whiteladies Rd??
I have just published a blog post about C Allen and Son (Bristol) Ltd in Bristol. http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016 ... h-car.html

I have found about the history of the firm but could really do with some more Triumph related material. However I was sent these pictures of an unusual Triumph document which feature the C Allen dealer stamp.

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Steve Weblin - AKA vitessesteve

Current Cars - Valencia Blue 69 Vitesse Mk2 Saloon since 1991 and a Sprint engined TR7. Have had several Dolomites over the years.

blog http://vitessesteve.blogspot.com/ website http://www.vitessesteve.co.uk/

Newark UK based - studied class car restoration at Leeds City College

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


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:40 am 
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Moores of Brighton feature in my latest blog post about Triumph car dealers. http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016 ... h-car.html

If you have any more information about Moores or any other Triumph garage, photos of window stickers or sill plates etc please let me know.

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Steve Weblin - AKA vitessesteve

Current Cars - Valencia Blue 69 Vitesse Mk2 Saloon since 1991 and a Sprint engined TR7. Have had several Dolomites over the years.

blog http://vitessesteve.blogspot.com/ website http://www.vitessesteve.co.uk/

Newark UK based - studied class car restoration at Leeds City College

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


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:24 am 
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Fodbank Motors of Dunfermline - Triumph car dealers article 15.

http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016 ... h-car.html

The opening of a new premises by Fodbank Motors of Dunfermline on Halbeath Road was reported in the the Standard Triumph review in August 1966. I have the Standard Triumph Review DVDs and am finding some material for my blog articles.

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I am still looking for material to use in my blog posts. Please share images of garages, showrooms, dealer badges, windows stickers etc. Am also interested in antidotes about Triumph car garages.

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Steve Weblin - AKA vitessesteve

Current Cars - Valencia Blue 69 Vitesse Mk2 Saloon since 1991 and a Sprint engined TR7. Have had several Dolomites over the years.

blog http://vitessesteve.blogspot.com/ website http://www.vitessesteve.co.uk/

Newark UK based - studied class car restoration at Leeds City College

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


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:55 am 
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Am sure if this is where I think it is, all buildings are gone now and a new built Kwik Fit tyres unit sits there now. I recall in the mid 70's onwards Taggarts (previous Fife Motor Co) became the local Triumph/BL agents and thats demolished now as well replaced by newly built Iceland and Aldi next to Dunfermline FC.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:51 pm 
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My latest blog post is about J R J Mansbridge Ltd and Wests (Lincoln) Ltd Triumph car dealers in Lincoln: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016 ... ncoln.html

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

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Steve Weblin - AKA vitessesteve

Current Cars - Valencia Blue 69 Vitesse Mk2 Saloon since 1991 and a Sprint engined TR7. Have had several Dolomites over the years.

blog http://vitessesteve.blogspot.com/ website http://www.vitessesteve.co.uk/

Newark UK based - studied class car restoration at Leeds City College

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


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