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I live in Holland and have a 1972 TVR Vixen which was sold

new by a garage called "AB Gelder Automobiles" .

It was on London Road.

I know that the company this excists but is now on

Sharrowvale road it has a new owner and is a Volvo

garage now.

I wonder what kind of garage it was and how they

"operated". I am interested in any memory/story about

this garage.

 

Cheers

Eric

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Dear,

Annelouise thanks for you reply.

 

Can you please e-mail me at my private e-mail: eclvandermeer@wanadoo.nl

probably you can help me with some history information.

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Annelouise,

do you think Heather Gelder will be able to help me

with some history information about the garage?

 

Regards,

Eric

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AB Gelder Automobiles sold new and used sports cars

like TVR-Gilbern-Clan and was located at 247-251 London Road, in the Sixties/Seventies and later also at Sharrow Vale Road.

 

Any one out there that remembers this garage, the owner

Tony Gelder or his foreman Andy McLaughlan?

 

Any picture with this garage or from 247-251 London Road

would be very apriciated.

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AB Gelder Automobiles sold new and used sports cars

like TVR-Gilbern-Clan and was located at 247-251 London Road, in the Sixties/Seventies and later also at Sharrow Vale Road.

 

Any one out there that remembers this garage, the owner

Tony Gelder or his foreman Andy McLaughlan?

 

Any picture with this garage or from 247-251 London Road

would be very apriciated.

 

First met Andy Mac' in the early 70's when He was at Gelders on Sharrow vale rd. - Nice Guy , Ace Engine Tuner .

 

My buddy bought a Pre - Crossflow 1500c.c Ford Engine which Andy had " breathed " on and we put it in his Mk1 Cortina. Great Fun - not quite on a par with the Lotus Twin - Cam version , but not far away either.

 

 

He also used to fettle the Clan - Crusaders for Racing customers.

 

I worked with Andy some years later when He was a Service Advisor for another company. He was into Racing M.G Midgets for a hobby , but lost contact circa @ 1985 . Good times.

 

Another friend used to work for Gelders , He used to collect part - built TVR's from Blackpool with an old Land Rover & Trailer , which could be interesting in winter time.

 

I still have A Gelders Key Ring.

 

 

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/12/gelders.jpg/

 

 

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/33/gelderstvr.jpg/

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Tony Gelder's wife Heather.

 

whats happened to tony - pm me if its better.

thanks.

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whats happened to tony - pm me if its better.

thanks.

 

Sorry suzyoo, I simply don't know, my aqquaintance with some of the Gelders guys ended in the 70's . Tony Gelder was regarded as bit of a legend and a real character , not many of those left nowdays .

 

Motoring was fun - then .

 

We all used the M.O.T garage just up the road ( Wilkies ? ) another real character .

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First met Andy Mac' in the early 70's when He was at Gelders on Sharrow vale rd. - Nice Guy , Ace Engine Tuner .

 

My buddy bought a Pre - Crossflow 1500c.c Ford Engine which Andy had " breathed " on and we put it in his Mk1 Cortina. Great Fun - not quite on a par with the Lotus Twin - Cam version , but not far away either.

 

 

He also used to fettle the Clan - Crusaders for Racing customers.

 

I worked with Andy some years later when He was a Service Advisor for another company. He was into Racing M.G Midgets for a hobby , but lost contact circa @ 1985 . Good times.

 

Another friend used to work for Gelders , He used to collect part - built TVR's from Blackpool with an old Land Rover & Trailer , which could be interesting in winter time.

 

I still have A Gelders Key Ring.

 

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Hello,

I have a TVR Vixen which was sold new by AB Gelder in 1972.

Can you please PM me.

Thanks

Eric

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There were a couple of sales reps John Bradwell and Bill Lawson at AB Gelder.

I wonder if anyone remembers thes guys.

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Darnex,

are you still out there?

I am trying to contact you.:)

Eric

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Darnex,

are you still out there?

I am trying to contact you.:)

Eric

 

Sorted Eric.

 

Cheers

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