On the day prior to the public announcement of the Vanguard III which appeared in most national and provincial papers, The Standard Motor Co. Ltd. invited all Standard Distributors and representatives of the Press to a luncheon held at the Banner Lane Factory to celebrate the occasion. Continue reading “Vanguard III Launch”
W F Elliott recently left the employment of The Standard Motor Company after 43 years service. Continue reading “W F Elliott”
I worked for the Coventry Tile Company, one of the finest tile fixing firms in the country.
One Saturday morning, I was sent to do a small tiling job at the Standard Motors factory. I arrived with my small tool bit, the tiles and other materials having been delivered the day before.
I was instructed to enquire at a certain office as to the location of the job to be done. To this day I don’t know where I went wrong, but I found myself in a very large space, which contained a full-sized model of the Standard Vanguard.
If I had been looking at a spacecraft I could not have been more amazed.
The older Standard boys will know what I mean. Two men appeared and I found myself marched into an office where a lady typist was instructed to type a “I hereby declare that I will not mention what I have seen”, etc.
I duly signed the document but said “I am a Coventry lad, and that wild horses would not drag me from what I had seen.”
I have lots of happy memories of the Standard Motor Company.
Harry Pointer, Coventry
A fantastic photo from early 1960.
A remarkable photograph of the Standard Triumph assembly line.
Continue reading “The Assembly Line – 1947/8”
A fantastic photo show a team of ladies that were tasked to deliver cars, in the most cases, to the ports for export.
Continue reading “Deliveries Pt1”