Brown & Gammons in Baldock, Hertfordshire has specialised in MG cars for 35 years, but until now has never held an MG franchise. Now that’s changed and it has become Britain’s newest MG dealer to join the growing network.
Last night (July 18) almost 100 people attended the official opening and the keys of a new MG6 GT were handed over to a customer who had come in a few days earlier with the intention of buying parts for his classic car!
Chairman Ron Gammons said: “This is a dream come true for us. We were an authorised MG repairer years back and have worked on almost every MG model, but we never held the full MG sales franchise. We’re so proud to be appointed and can’t wait to start selling the new MG6 models, which I rate as highly as any of the MG classics. We love the MG history but with cars like the MG6 the brand has a great future.”
Brown & Gammons in High Street, Baldock, has a staff of 20 people and Ron Gammons and his son, Malcolm, are well known and respected within the MG fraternity. Malcolm and Ron are both keen motorsport fans and hold full international racing licences. Between them they have raced at most of the classic circuits including Zolda, Spa, Dijon, Silverstone, Goodwood, Monaco and Portimao in Portugal. Ron also has a private pilot’s licence.
The MG6 GT hasn’t escaped Malcolm’s racing eye either. He said: “I’ve been round the Silverstone track in the car and it handles superbly. The chassis is brilliant. I’ve never come across a car which is so good on the road and the track in standard trim. It’s a cracking car.”
Away from motorsport Malcolm is a keen open water swimmer and mountain bike rider and competes in a triathlon team along with his wife, Steph. The showrooms in Baldock are just 30 miles north of London and the firm is planning to invest around £60,000 on MOT testing facilities before the end of the year.
MG’s dealer network is expanding. Earlier this year new MG dealerships opened in Stoke-on-Trent, Brighton and Derby another is about to open in Lincoln.