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Studebaker Pierce Arrow advert

Studebaker Pierce Arrow advert

An example of how diverse were the products some well-known companies in Hong Kong got involved with. I wonder who the "Dealers of High Standing" referred to in the advert were.

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Sunday, June 15, 1930


Funnily enough I'd seen an advert for the garage in another paper recently, and thought the same thing.

I wonder where the premises were? The obvious choice would be at the Hong Kong Hotel in Central, but point 207 of this wartime history suggests a place with room for some heavy equipment:

207. The M.T. Section, R.C.A.S.C., comprising one officer (Capt H.W. Hickey) and eleven O.Rs. (with two R.C.O.C. personnel attached), worked at general R.A.S.C. duties from 16 Nov until 8 Dec, awaiting the arrival of the Canadian vehicles. On the commencement of hostilities all mobile equipment and transport was moved to the Hong Kong Hotel Garage and Happy Valley Race Track in accordance with pre-arranged plans. The Garage was used as a heavy repair shop and the Race Track became the headquarters of the Vehicle Control Centre. The R.C.A.S.C. officer was placed in charge of a Heavy Workshop unit at Shouson Hill, near Little Hong Kong. On 19 Dec enemy movements forced the evacuation of these three locations, and the workshops, and later the V.C.C., were re-established at Stone Manor, in the Pok Fu Lam area. On the morning of 23 Dec all personnel and services were removed to Hong Kong University, where work was continued until the capitulation.

Could it have been the garage building that was near to the Repulse Bay Hotel?

Not absolutely certain, but I think the Hong Kong Hotel Garage was at the bottom end of Stubbs Road, near Gap Road and adjacent to the Sikh Temple.

Hong Kong Telegraph 18 July 1922

The Hong Kong Hotel purchased a big plot of land behind the Sikh Temple, Gap Road to build a 3-storey modern garage, including workshops.

The site was chosen as it was at the confluence of the new road (Stubbs Road)  to the south side of the island and in close proximity to the sister hotels, the Peak and Repulse Bay.  Access to the garage was either from a road behind the Sikh Temple or from Stubbs Road. The previous garage was located at Russel Street.

Hi there, I wonder if that would be the present location of the AIA building. Best Regards, T

I think the present AIA Building is the general location of the garage and the Lane Crawford bakery (1938) in