Monday, March 20, 2006
Another Triumph Trader finishes!
Hot on the heals of the demise of Six Spares a couple of months ago comes news that Triumph traders British Sports Car Spares are also to cease trading. I spoke to Theo from BSCS at Stoneleigh and he hinted then that they were close to shutting up shop. Well it's confirmed, after dropping some Herald sills off here Saturday (watch out for future special offer on Herald/Vitesse sills!) en route to the Jaguar show at Stoneleigh, Theo told me they had effectively finished as of that weekend. Sad news another stalwart trader from the South East has closed the doors for good, bit of a trend developing? We seem to be losing traders on a regular, and accelerating basis, not good for competition (as far as you the customer is concerned), and dosn't bode well for the future spares supply for the marque? It seems that the support isn't there from customers for the smaller to mid size Triumph specialists, and that the larger concerns are the only ones benefiting? Shades of my Blog from the 31 January this year '2005 Market Survey'? I suppose my pessamistic predictions of the Triumph spares supply business being collared by one or two of the largest traders might be coming rather sooner than I envisaged?