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Title: John Whalley Bishops stortford
Post by: 038tipo on 13 August, 2013, 01:38:36 PM
Dear All.
Just wondering if anyone knew if there was a problem at John Whalleys garage?
Have been trying to get through for 3 weeks and now number is disconnected.
I thought they may be closed for holidays but hope it's not something worse than that...
Paul


Title: Re: John Whalley Bishops stortford
Post by: ncundy on 13 August, 2013, 01:46:14 PM
I think he retired a bit ago  ???


Title: Re: John Whalley Bishops stortford
Post by: Neil on 13 August, 2013, 01:47:50 PM
Yes I had heard he closed up (retired?) recently too.  Also does he still have a Stratos?


Title: Re: John Whalley Bishops stortford
Post by: sparehead3 on 13 August, 2013, 03:55:24 PM
Yes, I'd read he'd retired - not sure where everything has gone though and I can find the thread on evoforum. Not that long ago - few months maybe.


Title: Re: John Whalley Bishops stortford
Post by: 038tipo on 14 August, 2013, 07:36:48 AM
I knew he was only going in twice a week but the staff carried on, where did you read this?


Title: Re: John Whalley Bishops stortford
Post by: coltom on 14 August, 2013, 11:18:41 AM
http://forums.delphiforums.com/n/main.asp?webtag=evoforum&search=y&msg=27920.1


Title: Re: John Whalley Bishops stortford
Post by: sparehead3 on 14 August, 2013, 11:23:49 AM
That was the thread, thanks for putting the link up Colin.


Title: Re: John Whalley Bishops stortford
Post by: 038tipo on 14 August, 2013, 12:59:58 PM
Thanks for that Colin I have re joined the evocorner forum which I have not looked at for years and saw the post, I am more than a little angry and disappointed he did not let me know as I was a customer for over 25 years and recommended him as he was good and honest.
I think that the fact most owners now use their car at best on special occasions, meant that his regular service work went down and he wanted to take a more less active role there. It is another garage in the area which has now disappeared,  hardly any left now.
I personally have had some good times there and with John in Italy and his knowledge and general view will be missed for sure.
Paul
 :'(


Title: Re: John Whalley Bishops stortford
Post by: Richard Fridd on 17 August, 2013, 08:09:12 AM
Old ad


Title: Re: John Whalley Bishops stortford
Post by: Andy D on 07 September, 2013, 12:37:10 PM
It was always interesting to talk to John when taking my car in and I had the pleasure of getting a lift with him in his integrale back to the train station on one occasion.  He certainly didn't spare the horses!

When they closed I received a text message from them thanking me for my business in the past.  Bishops Stortford was a bit of a trek for me but I did feel that my car was in good hands.