Appleyards garage - Springkell Avenue

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Appleyards garage - Springkell Avenue

Postby deochndorus » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:53 pm

Looking for a photo or info...
In 196? I visited Appleyards BMC garage in Springkell Avenue and wifey went there for a job interview but I've no recollection of where or what it looked like or what number it was. I visited there and it didn't help.
It's a pity how things completely disappear without record ...

and just as I write this I've had flashbacks to the garage in Cook St (Carlaw?) or Wyllies garage in Pollokshaws Road. Would be good to save images of these ...
(will be onto filling stations next ... anyone seen a filling station lately :D )
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Re: Appleyards garage - Springkell Avenue

Postby RDR » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:19 pm

Carlaw's was in Cook Street, that would be right.
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Re: Appleyards garage - Springkell Avenue

Postby The Egg Man » Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:33 pm

deochndorus wrote: ...............
(will be onto filling stations next ... anyone seen a filling station lately :D )




Dunno. Where did you last see it?
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Re: Appleyards garage - Springkell Avenue

Postby johnnyanglia » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:06 am

It would be worth checking the Mitchell library. They have among other things photos of Wylies in Pollokshaws Road from the 20's and a couple of excellent shots of the garage at Manse Brae in Cathcart from the same period. It would also be worth contacting the Scottish BMC club at:
The Membership Secretary
Scottish BMC Car Club
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Edinburgh
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If you find out anything of Interest could you post it here. Myself and others who use this site have an Interest in Scottish motoring history. If you want I could check through my car magazine collections for advertisements(I collect motoring magazines from 1948-68), good luck, Johnny.
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Re: Appleyards garage - Springkell Avenue

Postby Fireman » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:37 pm

When I was seriously into Minis in the early 1970's Springkell Ave was a trip across every Saturday to drool over the British Leyland Special Tuning Dept.'s accessories.

To the best of my knowledge then and now it was the only BL branch that sold those type of parts in Glasgow.

BL-ST Group 5 racing spats were the 'must have' accessory for any Mini to have real street cred. 8)

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Re: Appleyards garage - Springkell Avenue

Postby johnnyanglia » Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:50 pm

Likewise Bob, hope you are well :)
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Re: Appleyards garage - Springkell Avenue

Postby Kinni » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:40 pm

Well, i served my time as an apprentice partsman with a+d fraser in springkell avenue 1970-1976. Was bmc then.....then blmc.. then bl.. then rover.. then..offski.Appleyard took over around 73 i think.Last time i passed that way was a kinda mini industrial estate thing..We dealt with peter holmes motors in Dunbarton road. Carlaws in Finniestoun street....Arnold Clark in Vinicombe street.taggarts motherwell and Gibbons.. crow road..they were rover dealers as such then..WHERE ARE THEY NOW???..Apart from wee arnold...
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Re: Appleyards garage - Springkell Avenue

Postby johnnyanglia » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:14 am

Hi, Arnold Clark's former Garage in Vinnicombe Street is under threat of demolition(see posts on other parts of forum). Jaimie Gibbon is still operating under the bridge going out to Milngavie as Gibbon and Wilson specialising in classic Jaguars, best wishes, Johnny.
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Re: Appleyards garage - Springkell Avenue

Postby robertpool » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:31 pm

Kinni wrote:Well, i served my time as an apprentice partsman with a+d fraser in springkell avenue 1970-1976. Was bmc then.....then blmc.. then bl.. then rover.. then..offski.Appleyard took over around 73 i think.Last time i passed that way was a kinda mini industrial estate thing..We dealt with peter holmes motors in Dunbarton road. Carlaws in Finniestoun street....Arnold Clark in Vinicombe street.taggarts motherwell and Gibbons.. crow road..they were rover dealers as such then..WHERE ARE THEY NOW???..Apart from wee arnold...
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Re: Appleyards garage - Springkell Avenue

Postby Doug » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:37 pm

I'm not sure if there were a number of appleyard branches but way back in 75 i was offered a salesmans job in their branch which had the jaguar franchise. At the time i was working as a car salesman for hampden cars in cathcart. i didnt take the job as hampden cars offered me a slightly better job but nevertheless i was very chuffed to have been offered a job at appleyards as they were highly regarded in the motor trade......how the years pass by
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Re: Appleyards garage - Springkell Avenue

Postby RDR » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:22 pm

Doug wrote:I'm not sure if there were a number of appleyard branches but way back in 75 i was offered a salesmans job in their branch which had the jaguar franchise. At the time i was working as a car salesman for hampden cars in cathcart. i didnt take the job as hampden cars offered me a slightly better job but nevertheless i was very chuffed to have been offered a job at appleyards as they were highly regarded in the motor trade......how the years pass by


I might be wrong but was the Taggerts branch on Merrylea Road, not several reincarnations ago an Appleyards selling Jags?
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Re: Appleyards garage - Springkell Avenue

Postby Doug » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:29 pm

It could well be RDR its such a long time ago i cant recall what Appleyards address was but as it was a main franchised dealership a Taggart takeover does make sense. Thanks for the response
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Re: Appleyards garage - Springkell Avenue

Postby RDR » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:35 pm

Doug wrote:It could well be RDR its such a long time ago i cant recall what Appleyards address was but as it was a main franchised dealership a Taggart takeover does make sense. Thanks for the response


Taggarts did end up as a Jaguar dealer on Maryhill Road and in Motherwell.
Before them it was Macdonalds Motors who had the BL and later Rover franchise I think. They had other branches on Aitkenhead Road and in Motherwell but for Peugeots not Jaguars.
Were Appleyards not bought over by an Ayr company who did leasing as well. Started with a D I think.
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