Hall's Garage celebrates 70th anniversary with launch of new GT
Hall's Garage in Morton celebrated its 70th anniversary on Saturday, October 13, with an open day.
The event, which took place from 10am until 4pm, included the launch of a new vehicle, the Tifosi GT.
The business has been in the Hall family since 1948 when Charlie Hall bought the land on which it is located.
Charlie’s son Steve Hall and his wife Lynne took it over in 1983.
"Saturday was brilliant and very well attended and we could not have asked for more," said Lynne.
She said family members, local villagers and visitors from as far as Derby, Nottingham, Blackpool and Devon had attended.
"We were busy the whole day and people even turned up while we were trying to close," said Lynne.
The youngest of seven children, Steve, 65, got involved in the garage from an early age.
After taking over the full time running of the business, he realised that in order to survive he could no longer operate simply as a village garage but would need to specialise in order to attract customers from further afield.
He settled on MG’s, a decision made by the fact that he owned one and also because customers were already bringing them to the garage to service.
In 2013 Hall’s Garage bought Tifosi, a company which manufactured kits that would allow anyone to change an MG Midget into an Austin Sprite. Hall's developed the concept further and sold two models, the Tifosi Rana and the Tifosi SS.
On Saturday a third model was added to the line up, the Tifosi GT.
"The reaction to the GT was great and there was lot a of interest," said Lynne.
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