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sider

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1,865 posts

106 months

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Thursday 18th November 2010 quote quote all
Aiden Piers website says

"Aidan Piers Ltd has been in business since Feb 1993"

Feel like they've been around longer than that!

plasticpig

9,161 posts

110 months

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Thursday 18th November 2010 quote quote all
sider said:
Aiden Piers website says

"Aidan Piers Ltd has been in business since Feb 1993"

Feel like they've been around longer than that!
Strictly speaking Aidan Piers Ltd hasn't been around since 93. It was a partnership before it became a Ltd company. Aidan Piers isn't a person it's the first names of the original partners added together. They started off selling cars from the driveway of one of the partners homes in Chorlton.





cozzfather

7 posts

46 months

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Saturday 20th November 2010 quote quote all
i remember aiden piers well,the best adverts in the north west auto mart with the least amount of cars.

Now this shows i studied the automart like a good un..............

wo remembers aiden piers used to sell cars and the fancy alloys were available extra by poa ??? i never saw a car dealer sell a car with a pic and then try selling the wheels xtra.

then i remember they tried selling themselves as a boardroom for buisness functions/meetings. Just stick to selling leggy porsches vw's and audi's ffs lol.

cozzfather

7 posts

46 months

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Saturday 20th November 2010 quote quote all
that reminds me................. the north west automart adverts on the telly.

ok so not exactly a old nw car dealer but i reckon 95% of all old nw car dealers used it.

iirc a bird used to say quickly ..............North West Auto Mart.

for years and even now i and older car dealers still call the autotrader the auto mart.

its all changed but i remember buying cars on a b+w titchy pic and ferling the car looked good.

people don't realise how good it is these days with modern technology.

i used to have to wait in for the automart agent to bung a xr3i or rs1600i xr2 etc in and now its all done by yourself.

i used agent 17 lesley mclaren who did the pics from day 1 until when they gave her the boot......................

shame the mag is being propped up now because of the internet and the mag sales are pitifull these days. Not so in the 80's and 90's lol when we would get the mag in warrington at the 1st chance and go buying the bargains.

Edited by cozzfather on Saturday 20th November 16:48

sider

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1,865 posts

106 months

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Tuesday 28th December 2010 quote quote all
Been up to Bygone times today and drove through Heskin, can't believe the old HW Moon Toyota place hasn't been converted into a carpet or tile warehouse yet!

Sign of the times i suppose!
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Emeye

5,362 posts

108 months

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Wednesday 29th December 2010 quote quote all
cozzfather said:
i remember aiden piers well,the best adverts in the north west auto mart with the least amount of cars.

Now this shows i studied the automart like a good un..............

wo remembers aiden piers used to sell cars and the fancy alloys were available extra by poa ??? i never saw a car dealer sell a car with a pic and then try selling the wheels xtra.

then i remember they tried selling themselves as a boardroom for buisness functions/meetings. Just stick to selling leggy porsches vw's and audi's ffs lol.
I had a very strange experience when I went to look at a Subaru Impreza WRX wagon there some years ago - me and my mate felt like we were being interviewed for a job for about an 1hr before they would let us see the "mint" car - eventually we had a look and took it for a drive - the belts and most of the back seats had been chewed by a dog and there was a turbo surging problem during the test drive.

Strangely enough I didn't buy the car....

Pistonho

96 posts

78 months

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Monday 10th January 2011 quote quote all
Was given a book as a Christmas present:More Manchester Memories. There is an interesting article on Williams Motor Company. A business founded in 1909 repairing horse-drawn vehicles for the railway companies.

They moved into car sales in the 60s then acquiring a BMW franchise in 1970 opening a new showroom on Deansgate, Manchester. Anyone here bought from them in the early years before they went 'corporate' and expanded into the large business now they operate under.

Quote from the book " Not bad progress for a firm which set out as Wheelwright's repairing horse-drawn vehicles!"

The BMW dealership on Upper Brook Street has been there since the mid 80's. I think it could do with a facelift.......the site is so unappealing and looks dated.

podwin

488 posts

87 months

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Sunday 23rd January 2011 quote quote all
went past mtb jeep today in warrington and it was boarded up.

Have they shut/gone bust or just moved?

sider

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1,865 posts

106 months

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Monday 24th January 2011 quote quote all
Do you mean the new MTB at the back of the Vauxhall place?

Last i heard they seemed to be no longer the franchised dealer for Chrysler/Dodge, but just did servicing.

Shame as they've been with Jeep for years.

Lead

124 posts

113 months

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Monday 24th January 2011 quote quote all
More from around St Helens in the 1970/80s ( yes I`m getting on abit!):-

Suttons - used to be distributors for Jaguar / Daimler located at Dentons Green ( now a cheap DIY outlet). They used to have some fantastic cars there - V12 E types etc.
Kings of Haydock - VW (?)- before becoming Rigby Turner
Tannerey Farm Garage- BL / MG etc
Hattons - Prescot Road ( now a kitchen retailer). Once bought an MG Metro Turbo from there!

podwin

488 posts

87 months

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Tuesday 25th January 2011 quote quote all
sider said:
Do you mean the new MTB at the back of the Vauxhall place?

Last i heard they seemed to be no longer the franchised dealer for Chrysler/Dodge, but just did servicing.

Shame as they've been with Jeep for years.
Yes, they moved there from Newton-le-Willows about 2007.

They started selling a mix of bread and butter cars like Citroens.

All the windows are boarded up, and not a car in sight.

rallycol

58 posts

121 months

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Thursday 27th January 2011 quote quote all
Heron Liverpool,Rolls Royce,Bentley,Jaguar,Austin Rover,
Horsmans, Liverpool, Renault,Vauxhall
J Davy Liverpool,Ford
Blakes,Liverpool,Ford
Double S Motors,Liverpool,Citroen,Yugo/Zastava
Mayfield,Liverpool,Lotus ,Saab
B R Ayres,Liverpool,Triumph,Austin Rover
Martindale and Carlyle,Liverpool ,Datsun/Nissan
for now

Emeye

5,362 posts

108 months

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Thursday 27th January 2011 quote quote all
The Pennine Honda garage in Ashton-Under-Lyne was closed a couple of months ago. Shame, they were really helpful in thee.

Uncle Winnet

16 posts

79 months

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Tuesday 8th February 2011 quote quote all
does any one rember Thomas Motors Ford in cleveleys its a kiwckfit garage on
Cleveleys Avenue
and cleveleys car market now on 115 Victoria Road West Cleveleys
it was part off the blackpool branch


it was where my s1 rs turbo was 1st purchased then sold back to them 2 years later and sold on to the last owner who had it four 23years befor i bought it im looking for there old phone number i have the blackpool number but id relly like the cleveleys number to but on the dealer plats and window stickers i am haveing made up to put back on the car

thanks john


stuwalsh

225 posts

38 months

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Friday 15th July 2011 quote quote all
I worked for Braid Group which comprised:

Garlick, Burrell & Edwardss (G.B.& E)
Vauxhall in Liverpool, Bootle, Birkenhead, Ellesmere Port & St. Helens
Also Bedford trucks and vans in Regent Road, Bootle
J & S Leaver, Vauxhall, Blackburn
Southport Engineering Compant, Vauxhall, Southport
Chester Engineering Company, Vauxhall, Chester & Colwyn Bay
Braids of Ewloe, Vauxhall
B.E. Motors, peugeot Liverpool & St. Helens
Braids, B.L., Opel, Rolls Royce, Colwyn Bay
Marsdens, coachbuilders specialising in furniture van bodies in Warrington
Budget Rent a Car franchises in liverpool, Bootle, Southport, Blackburn, Birkenhead, Chester, Ewloe & Colwyn Bay.

I also worked for J Blake & Co Ford dealers in Hardman St & Brownlow Hill

Then for Heron, Mill Lane, Old Swan, BL (Austin/Morris/MG/Triumph/Jaguar/Daimler/Land Rover/Range Rover) & Rolls Royce. Always traded under their previous name as S M Hollingdrake t/a Heron

stuwalsh

225 posts

38 months

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Saturday 16th July 2011 quote quote all
Oops, typo errors aside, I forgot to include Chester Engineering Co @ Northwich, Vauxhall.

geminitrain

35 posts

41 months

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Sunday 17th July 2011 quote quote all
Any of you guys remember Roe moor Peugeot at Eccleston it's now Ideal car supermarket. There's still Rigbys citroen in Eccleston been there donkeys and one of the last family owned dealerships around.

tractorguy

765 posts

44 months

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Wednesday 20th July 2011 quote quote all
A few from round Carlisle that I can remember.

County Motors - Alfa Romeo, Lloyds have now taken on.
Masons - Nissan, now part of Benfields.
Coles - Vauxhall/Mitsubishi, now part of Dobies but Mitsubishi has gone to Border Cars.
CG - Ford, now part of Arnold Clark.
Adrian Smith - saab, Lloyds have now taken on.
Harper and Hebson - VW, now part of Benfields.


sider

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1,865 posts

106 months

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Thursday 21st July 2011 quote quote all
tractorguy said:
Adrian Smith - saab, Lloyds have now taken on.
Was that the little place near the Little Chef on the way out West?

sider

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Thursday 21st July 2011 quote quote all
geminitrain said:
Any of you guys remember Roe moor Peugeot at Eccleston it's now Ideal car supermarket. There's still Rigbys citroen in Eccleston been there donkeys and one of the last family owned dealerships around.
That Rigbyes place is very small - fair play though for surviving!

Is Clock Renault still in Chorley? Not really been up Chorley way since i left my last employer about 3 yrs back.
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