Old Photo - Lacey's Ford Garage And Service Station

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 10:40 am:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Page on Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 05:37 pm:

Australian. I think. ??

Best regards, John


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Page on Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 05:38 pm:

Australian, I think ???

Best regards, John


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Bennett - Australia on Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 06:06 pm:

My thoughts too John. I don't think the cars are Duncan and Fraser built. Wrong shape to the kick plates and a different profile to the cowl.

The lighter canvass tops are typical of our colonial bodies. The lighter colour tourer coming out of the entrance appears to have frameless windscreen glasses, if that is a help to someone checking the body styles.

Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Bennett - Australia on Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 06:11 pm:

I just Googled Lacey's Garage and came up with a very interesting background story. The Garage was in Kempsey, NSW, so the cars are likely to be from Steenbohms or the like. Check out the background.

Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Norton on Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 06:22 pm:

Kempsey NSW


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Three paragraphs from http://www.macleayargus.com.au/story/3551400/calling-all-ex-laceys-employees/

The story goes that the founder of the garage, Captain Samuel Lacey, used a Ford truck to rescue wounded soldiers from a WWI battlefield.

Henry Ford was said to have been so impressed he offered Samuel Lacey the opportunity to set up a Ford dealership anywhere in Australia.

Melbourne born Mr Lacey chose Kempsey and the rest is history.



Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Norton on Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 06:23 pm:

Allan, posting at same time ...


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