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director in 1953 and the company continued to grow with new premises in Charles Street considered more appropriate for the display of quality models from Jaguar, Rover and Singer, the SM1500 being one of their most popular cars. Sturgess had been granted Jaguar distributorship in 1947, the marque which today is the flagship of their saloon car business.

Sporting Trial. Frank became chairman and managing

company and he became very successful in E type Jaguars, notably with the registration number 2 BBC which he still has today on his Land Rover. Robin also owns an immaculate D type Jaguar

family business selling Singer Gazelles, became managing director but he also had cut his sporting teeth in a Singer as shown by the photograph of him on the M.C.C. Redex National Rally in 1954. However his motorsport interest progressed rapidly in line with that of the

In 1973 Robin Sturgess after starting in the

100 years ago and continues to flourish with Robin’s son Chris as chairman and his younger brother Barney as managing director, a truly family business which I would like to think Singer helped on their way.

Martyn Wray



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Fawley Railway Museum Marlow, Bucks 21st July 2012

I have once again managed to arrange a special limited entry visit to Sir William McAlpine’s railway museum, near Marlow in Buckinghamshire, on Sunday 21st July 2013 for our Singer vehicles. This will be the 100th anniversary of ‘The Fawley Mountaineer - a Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0ST No 31’ steam train which was originally

delivered new to Robert McAlpine & Sons on 14th April 1913. I have secured entry for 20 cars to the event which will be preceded by a 30 mile ‘Tulip Rally’ (for those wishing to participate) through the Berkshire and Buckinghamshire countryside, with arrival at the museum planned for 11.45am on the day of the event. See for

replica built to his specification by Lynx which looks and sounds wonderful even if it’s slightly reluctant to start on a cool autumn morning! W. E. Sturgess started his business well over

further information about Sir William McAlpine’s most interesting museum, park and steam train. Further details and timetable about this event will be published early next year, and I now need a


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