The business was then passed on to James B Oliver (Jim). Jim was a keen enthusiast for both modern and classic motorcycles and cars, and this was reflected in the running of the business. Sadly, he passed away in December 2015.
Jim also sponsored various road racing riders and, on occasions, sidecars. His most famous sponsorship was probably that of Steve ‘Hizzy’ Hislop, who served his apprenticeship as a mechanic at this very garage, and went on to win eleven TT’s and three British Superbike Championships to name a few of his many successes. Jim also sponsored Steve’s brother Garry Hislop, who won the Newcomers Manx Grand Prix in 1982, but was sadly killed in the same year.