September 8, 1977: Early on the job

October 26, 2017

C.T.G. Smith Motors staff were on the job early this morning that they did not have time for breakfast at home so the management provided it for them. 

It was the start of the nation wide 54 hour Ford Marathon Sale which began at 7.30 am today and will continue until 6 pm on Saturday.

Smiths Motors will be open until 10.30 pm tonight and tomorrow and until 6 pm on Saturday. 

Mr Barney Govan-Smith, managing director of Smiths Motors, explained the reason for the big drive. 

He said that in contrast to other companies who had retrenched staff or had cut the working week because of the depressed state of the industry in the last few months, Ford had kept their production lines going and not one employee had been stood down. 

He said that Ford had 5400 vehicles on hand and that was the reason of the 54 hour sale. 

Pictured having breakfast this morning are from left: Mr Ken Jackson, Mr Don Wilson, Roger Govan-Smith, Andrew Govan-Smith, Rohan Glenn, Tom Challis (sales manager), Daryl Gorman (tractor manager), Mr Barney Govan-Smith and seated is Mr Goldie Coe. 

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