Thanks to the Isle of Wight Heritage group on Facebook, some names from Downing and Donovan, Ryde Garage.
The comments below relate to both when the garage has become a Lancia dealer and from the Triumph Days.
Wendy Pakes: My hubby says yes, he remembers going there in the early 70’s with a mate to look at a dolomite sprint.
Pete Ash: I remember it well & knew some of the guys that worked there i worked at Wight Motors around the corner at the time.Teresa Day: Ralph Shotters Garage they sold Petrol once as well
Clive Whitewood: yes had a few cars from them
Tom Reynolds: Think Len Brown went there and worked in the parts dept after the Lion closed .
Bob Booth: Owned by Reg Shotter run by son Ralph. They were all part of the family that ran Shotters Coaches that part run by Bill Shotter.
Geoff Taylor: Ralph Shotter had the garage and Nigel Porteous was a salesman there
Tom Reynolds: Wasn’t David Biddlecombe workshop manager there before he went to Bellevue Garage ?
Al Newbery: Definitely Downing and Donovan in Victoria St… Triumph Dealers. I bought a Mini Cooper from there in 1974. Beige with White Roof. . I think the Shotter family owned the Garage. Ginger Jones was a Mechanic.