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Anyone remember the Melton Service Station at Marr near Barnsley/Doncaster? (Goff!?)

I think it was run by Barry Pearson and his dad, Barry racing Broadspeed Minis in the mid 60s, preparing lots of others, raced an ex Jim Clark Cortina, then his Melton Racing Escort which he did very well with. Oddly I found a letter written to him inviting him to an awards bash that fell out of a race programme I bought off Ebay recently.
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Same lights as this one in Sittingbourne Kent

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Simon776 wrote: Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:49 pm
Costafortune wrote:The 1275GT my folks had from 1971-78 was supplied by Tilleys of Dorset with as small gold decal on the inside of the passenger door. NJT840J. Anyone know who/where they were?
Their main garage was in Dorchester and there was another outlet in Weymouth.
The Tilleys building is still there and is now a cafe on Trinity St/Weymouth avenue.
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surfblue63 wrote: Sat Aug 07, 2021 11:29 am Same lights as this one in Sittingbourne Kent

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Would love that esso sign!
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I found a photo of Hewens’ Garages in High Wycombe. This is the garage where my 63 Morris Cooper was sold. Not the best photo, only one I’ve found so far.
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miniminor wrote: Sat Aug 07, 2021 6:14 pm
Would love that esso sign!
Oulton Park’s was reinstated some years back...
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Does anyone have any 60’s pics of City Motors, Cardiff?

My mini came from there in 66. I had a quick look online but couldn’t see anything.
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Pete wrote: Sat Aug 07, 2021 6:26 pm
miniminor wrote: Sat Aug 07, 2021 6:14 pm
Would love that esso sign!
Oulton Park’s was reinstated some years back...
Great pic that.
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Thorp wrote: Sat Aug 07, 2021 7:01 pm Does anyone have any 60’s pics of City Motors, Cardiff?

My mini came from there in 66. I had a quick look online but couldn’t see anything.
Whistler on here used to work for them I think? My car came from there too ;-)
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Pete wrote: Sat Aug 07, 2021 8:35 am Anyone remember the Melton Service Station at Marr near Barnsley/Doncaster? (Goff!?)

I think it was run by Barry Pearson and his dad, Barry racing Broadspeed Minis in the mid 60s, preparing lots of others, raced an ex Jim Clark Cortina, then his Melton Racing Escort which he did very well with. Oddly I found a letter written to him inviting him to an awards bash that fell out of a race programme I bought off Ebay recently.
That's great, never knew my name Melton was connected to racing at all. My uncle in Whitby claims to have done some hillclimbs in his day but my dad doesn't remember him doing that at all. My dad was a club rally navigator many many years ago and won a few but never anything significant. He has some great stories about rallying all night, then doing a shift at work only to fall asleep face first into his dinner at a party the following night. :lol: His wife at the time was not as amused...
Of course I know what a dipstick is, you get called something often enough you look it up!
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