Allen Briggs had been a partner in Jallen Welding from 1946 and in
1956 bought the adjacent haberdashery business to form Allen Briggs
Allen Briggs started retailing used motorbikes that year and in 1960
started to sell cars as well.
In 1965 Allen signed up to become a main agent for Fiat until 1996
when Fiat decided to reorganize their plans for the M25 area.
Allen became a Hyundai dealer in 1996 and continued to run his
business until 2013 when he retired at the grand age of 89! He had
worked 7 days a week since 1957 but somehow managed to find the time
to race speedway during the 1950s and his stock car (number 138)
during the 60s and 70s, quite an achievement.
Longevity must have be in the blood, his father had been the racing
manager at Walthamstow Stadium for forty years from 1933 to 1973.
Allen Briggs Motors Ltd is now run by his family maintaining the
ethos of listening to our customers and treating them how we would
like to be treated ourselves.