Another Interest that is to be covered by How Many Made is UK Car Garages & Dealers. Also old images of Car Auctions in the UK.
This is capturing a moment in time when a ‘rare car’ was just a car, sat waiting in a garage to be sold or collected. Now this is a subject that is covered almost daily now with the use of Twitter & Instagram, but I’m talking about the 70’s 80’s 90’s and even into 2000’s
A change came in for Main Dealers in the late 90’s with a more ‘Corporate’ image, thus slowly deleting the ‘small’ dealer from the high street. Most dealerships now are £5m mega showrooms, costing £10k a day just to open the doors!
The interest I have is the old school dealer, that would have racks of brochures to give away and a more personal service.
I do have a few photos that I’m sorting out and will add in time…
This is Trinity Garages Group in Hinckley, c1980’s. Later to become Land Rover & Mazda among other makes.
I’m searching for photo’s of dealerships, inside or outside of any previous era. If you have any to show, please contact me, full credit will be given of course. Let me know if you own the copyright to a picture I’ve used for me to add credit you.
There are some great old garages picture and interesting information at www.jensenmuseum.org
Have a quick look at their website.
The Infamous ‘Abandoned’ Garage at Castle Gresley near Burton-on-Trent. There are mixed stories of what actually happened and why it was left full of cars for years, with all the for sale signs in place. I took these photo’s after most cars had been removed but were always intrigued to visit it.
I Believe it’s virtually gone now and new homes are coming…