Hello everyone, and welcome to the 2019 “Q2 with a view towards Q3 and beyond” meeting.
This is also being combined with the Garage Owner’s Address To Stakeholders, or GOATS for shortness and ease of use. Having the same acronym as Greatest Of All Time is purely coincidence.
Thank you all for coming.
2019 has been a very good year so far for Lyons Garages, with output from the garage being on a decidedly upward trajectory. We’re cautiously optimistic that the red line will keep going in the good direction – the up direction.
We believe that Lyons Garages success is a validation of our company’s 2D strategy. As a reminder, here are those ‘D’s: Dedication, Design, and David Lyons. The 3rd D is silent, much like the manual labour I put in.
We regularly get asked questions like “What have you been up to?” and “How much longer will I have to wait until my car is finished and I can drive it because it’s been 22 months now and even my dog has left me.” But here at Lyons Garages, we don’t like to dwell on our past achievements, and so we tend to look forward… towards what we can, and probably/maybe will do. Eventually.
In saying all that, this is a review so here it goes: The MG Midget in Aston Martin silvery blue is almost at the finish line, as is a green MGB Roadster. Another green MGB, imagine! It's like they only ever built them in red or green. We said goodbye to a Ford Capri, a Fiat 500, an MGB and an MGA, but it was the Capri that hit us the hardest… So many unused puns and jokes about the Capri sounding like ceaparí – the Irish for sandwiches. But I digress, this should only be a snack sized update on what we’ve done. (“Snack”… I’ve still got it!)
To round up the short review – We did our traditional trip to the Essen Motor Show in Germany, got a few ideas, saw a few things, and had a beer or two. Weather-wise it hasn’t been what we expected, and the delay in my shipment of fake tan has not helped matters. Also, Cooper the cat is doing well, thanks for asking.
Looking ahead then to Q3 and the fact that we have a lot done but more to do, should bring us nicely to Q4.
No, but really. We have MGs, Jaguars, Minis and more to get through, but if you’d like to get on the waiting list you know how to contact us. If you don’t, then we’re not doing our marketing very well and we’ll probably fire the intern in charge. Just click the link while we find a replacement.
And finally, let us say that as the world’s greatest sports car restoration team here in the Malibu of Ireland, we welcome your feedback. We don’t take it, but we welcome it all the same.