2010 sees the Annear Family run business reach the milestone of 50 years in the motor trade. Jack Annear, spent his early years as an aircraft engineer in the RAF and various other roles within the car trade, before with his wife Theao he took a long term lease on the local Mobil petrol station in St Blazey at the start of 1960.
During the next 20 years Jack was joined by his son Brian as the operation expanded into car repairs and motorbike sales, including the appointment of an Italjet Franchise.
In the mid 70's the land on which the current shop stands was acquired and saw a new garage built. Brian was the joined by his sons Andy, Steve and Justin with Road and Off Road Franchises, Piaggio, Vespa, Gilera, Husqvarna and latterly in 2006 Suzuki. 2007 saw a successful first year with Suzuki capped with the accolade of being awarded Suzuki Off Road Dealer of the year.
Motor sport has played a huge part in the family history with Jack being involved with the grass track at St Austell's Rocky Park and the speedway at the Cornish Stadium. Brian followed in his fathers footsteps at the speedway and then the stock car racing following the demise of the speedway. Andy and Steve went one step further by competing in the schoolboy and adult moto-x ranks. Whilst Justin chose football.
1997 saw the Annear Family resurrect St Austell Speedway at The Famous Claycountry Moto Parc running the St Austell Gulls until the Trelawney Tigers takeover in 2001.
And so to the present day Jack now into his nineties still keeps an eye on things, whilst Andy, Steve and Justin can still be found riding at local MX or Enduro's. 2009 saw the introduction of St Blazey MX Off-road Promotions with the family members staging MX and X-Country Events.
So 2010 sees the half century reached and Brian's 65th Birthday, what will the next 50 years produce!
The new Development and Operations Centre of the motorcycle manufacturer, recently acquired by the BMW Group, was inaugurated today. The structure covers an area of 2,603 square metres and offers a total volume of 25,156 cubic metres on three floors.
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