This picture shows the departure by boat train from Waterloo Station of Sir John Black, Managing Director of The Standard Motor Company Ltd., who sailed recently from Southampton on R.M.S. Alcantara for South America. Continue reading “Sir John Black – to South America”
Fabulous photo from 1953.
Continue reading “Holidays – Weston Super Mare”
November 3rd, 1953 at Banner Lane. Sir John Black and Ken Richardson were testing the Swallow Doretti Prototype (Registration 623E). Suddenly a Works van, came out of a turning unexpectedly. Ken swerved the car to avoid killing them both in a headlong collision. Continue reading “Sir John Black’s Car Accident”
The huge Banner Lane plant of The Standard Motor Co. Ltd., which is building the Ferguson Tractor, recently produced the 10,000th complete machine. Continue reading “Ferguson 10,000th Tractor”
Directors from Standard Triumph and representatives from the Trade Union sign the new wages agreement. Continue reading “1950’s Wages Agreement”
Original Standard Triumph period film of the Jabbeke speed test featuring TR2 prototype MVC575. This car has recently been restored. The film shows Sir John Black and Ken Richardson. Can you help with other names? Continue reading “Jabbeke Speed Test – Original Standard Triumph period film”