Work is now underway on our new offices and customer toilets

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By Craig Ranson

Managing Director – Bridge Classic Cars

At the beginning of February 2017 Bridge Classic Cars took over the reigns of one of Ipswich’s longest running MOT and vehicle repair workshops.

MD Thorp has been occupying the site on Deben Road for many many years and over those years the premises has offered various different services.

As Derek Smalley on Facebook shared with us recently, he “used to live in Castle Rd, took my 1936 Morris 8 to have new king pins fitted for the new fangled MOT about 1963 at MDThorpe who l think where the Proprietors then where you are now ! Used to buy petrol of the forecourt on Norwich Rd at 2/6 (13p) a gallon, going back a bit now 😉. Bought it for £2 off a work colleague who needed the money for insurance on his new (old)car, a 1940’s Vauxhall?. Wish l still had tie old Morrie now, finished its life pushed in a farmers pond!”

In more recent years you may know the garage as Thorp’s Garage, run by Peter and Andy. Peter and Andy are contuing to work with us but Thorp’s Garage will now trading as Bridge MOT Centre.

It’s business as usual in the workshop but if you come up to see us you’ll see work is now underway on refurbishing the entire premises to give us the opportunity to give you much more.

Here we have the current toilets being ripped apart to make way for our new customer toilets.

And behind the scenes we’ll have two new offices too


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