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T B Oliver

04 - Sep - 2014

Thos. B. Oliver is a family run business and has been established since before 1919.

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Thos. B. Oliver is a family run business and has been established since before 1919. However, Thomas B Oliver himself was the man who introduced Motorcycles into the business in 1919, when at that time, we offered a full Wedding Taxi Service, Pick-Ups from the nearby train stations etc.

The business was then passed onto James B Oliver (Jim). Jim was, and still is, a keen enthusiast for both modern and classic motorcycles and cars, and this was reflected in the running of the business.

Jim also sponsored various Road Racing riders, and on occasions, sidecars. His most famous sponsorship was probably that of Garry Hislop, who won the Newcomers Manx Grand Prix in 1982, but was sadly killed in the same year. Jim also sponsored Gary's brother Steve 'Hizzy' Hislop, who served his apprenticeship as a mechanic at this very garage.

The business continued to expand and grow and continued to Service & MoT, Motorcycles, Trikes/three wheelers, cars, 4x4's and light Commercials as we do today.

The business is now run by Wendy Oliver, granddaughter of Thomas Oliver and offers a wide range of services, as you would expect from a locally run garage.

Wendy is a keen motorcyclist herself and currently rides a Scooter to work each day but has a Yamaha R6 for 'weekends'. Wendy has organised the Steve Hislop Memorial Run each year for the last 10 years, which invites all motorcycle enthusiasts to have a run around the Borders usually around the end of August beginning of September.

Working alongside Wendy there is Jim Smith, Foreman, who predominately deals with the Car side of the business although 4 x 4's is his passion, along with anything else that happens to come through the door.

Brian Blackwood & John Scott are the Motorcycle/Car side of the business experienced in both modern and classic machines.

We have a young and enthusiastic team who is always on hand to offer help whenever we can, to both old and new customers.


LATEST NEWS - Now stocking Polaris quads & side by sides - Demonstrations available on request. TGB quads & Scooters now also available - contact for brochures/prices and demonstrations.

 

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