Jackman’s Garage, Grand Falls, 65 years ago

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Here’s a challenge for the sharp-eyed reader: what is the make of the car whose rear-end is visible in the open bay door? We would guess that the car is older than the other vehicles shown around the building. The car seems to have a straight, angled back with the spare wheel in a case attached to the trunk cover.

This picture of what was a well-known business on the main road connecting Grand Falls and Windsor was published in a 1949 magazine. The photo was mostly likely taken the year previously. At the time of publication, the business had just been sold to Adelaide Motors Ltd., St. John’s and was now being operated by Morris Christian, one of the owners of Adelaide Motors (their building is still to be seen at the corner of Adelaide and New Gower streets).

At this point in time, the business employed eleven people and was said to have specialized in body repair and painting and was “well-equipped to do all kinds of car repair work under the supervision of expert foremen.”

- Paul Sparkes


Organizations: Adelaide Motors

Geographic location: Grand Falls

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