Aberdeen Audi
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Dundee Audi
Sales: 01382 721064
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Parts: 01382 721117
Motability: 01382 237813
BMW Aberdeen
Sales: 01224 452732
Service: 01224 452735
Parts: 01224 452742
Motability: 01224 937289
BMW Tayside
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Parts: 01382 721116
Motability: 01382 237830
BMW Motorrad Aberdeen
Service: 01224 452736
Parts: 01224 452916
BMW Motorrad Tayside
Sales: 01382 721101
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Parts: 01382 721128
Clark Commercials Bilston
Sales: 0131 6034645
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Parts: 0131 6034645
Clark Commercials Dyce
Sales: 01224 452763
Service: 01224 452937
Parts: 01224 452934
Clark Commercials Lanark Rd
Sales: 0131 202 5437
Service: 0131 202 5437
Clark Commercials Myrekirk, Dundee
Sales: 01382 721140
Clark Motorchoice Edinburgh
Sales: 0131 603 8958
Clark Motorchoice Dundee
Sales: 01382 721169
Jaguar Edinburgh
Sales: 0131 603 5012
Service: 0131 603 5013
Parts: 0131 603 4602
Jaguar Perth
Sales: 01738 500662
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Parts: 01738 500659
Land Rover Edinburgh
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Land Rover Cupar
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Service: 01334 800373
Parts: 01334 800369
Land Rover Perth
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Parts: 01738 500671
MINI Aberdeen
Sales: 01224 452738
Service: 01224 452719
Parts: 01224 452746
Motability: 01224 937290
MINI Tayside
Sales: 01382 721091
Service: 01382 721130
Parts: 01382 721127
Motability: 01382 238286
Specialist Cars Nissan
Sales: 01224 937222
Service: 01224 937444
Parts: 01224 937555
Specialist Cars SEAT Aberdeen
Sales: 01224 452754
Service: 01224 452932
Parts: 01224 452927
Motability: 01224 452754
Specialist Cars Skoda Aberdeen
Sales: 01224 452756
Service: 01224 452935
Parts: 01224 452931
Motability: 01224 452756
Specialist Cars Skoda Dundee
Sales: 01382 721056
Service: 01382 721135
Parts: 01382 721132
Motability: 01382 238522
Thomson & Potter Perth
Sales: 01828 920001
Service: 01828 920003
Parts: 01828 920240
Motability: 01828 920307
Volkswagen Aberdeen
Sales: 01224 452759
Service: 01224 452926
Parts: 01224 452938
Motability: 01224 452759
Volkswagen Dunfermline
Sales: 01383 660505
Service: 01383 660568
Parts: 01383 660571
Motability: 01383 661518
Volkswagen Kirkcaldy
Sales: 01592 800411
Service: 01592 800670
Parts: 01592 800669
Motability: 01592 800682
Volkswagen Commercials Bilston
Sales: 0131 6034645
Service: 0131 6034601
Parts: 0131 6034645
Volkswagen Commercials Dyce
Sales: 01224 452763
Service: 01224 452937
Parts: 01224 452934
Volkswagen Commercials Lanark Rd
Sales: 0131 202 5437
Service: 0131 202 5437
Business Sales
Sales: 01224 937187
Body Shop Kirkcaldy
Sales: 01592 800693
Body Shop Perth
Sales: 01738 231060
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About the John Clark Motor Group

John Clark was born in Edinburgh in 1947.

He grew up close to the Edinburgh base of the Le Mans winning Ecurie Ecosse, making him familiar with famous drivers such as Jim ClarkJackie Stewart, plus Le Mans winners Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson.

At 17, John joined Ford on a management training scheme, later joining the Ford dealership, Meadowfield garage.

His ambition to develop his own business ideas drove him to work with the legendary Paddy Hopkirk accessory business, later moving to Sports Tune Distributors in Edinburgh.

John then joined with motorsport contemporary Willie Crawford, developing a business specialising in the sale of used sports cars, called  Lothian Sports Cars.

Success with LSC brought expansion, moving to new premises in Meadowbank and acquiring franchises for Reliance Scimitar GTE and Lotus products. By 1970, Aston Martin had also been added.

In 1972, Lothian Sports Cars opened in Aberdeen’s Broomhill Road, with John becoming sole owner at this location.

With BMW’s franchise for Grampian on board, John Clark Specialist Cars opened its doors in 1977. With a small but dedicated workforce, John built the business up from selling just 6 new cars in the first year, to over 100 in the second, and 200 in the third.

In 1982, the business moved to a state of the art premises with separate body shop and PDI centre. At a similar time, noticing the demand in the market for small lifestyle 4x4 vehicles, a separate business was opened under the name of Tower Garage.

By 1986, John had begun his expansion out of Aberdeen with the acquisition of the BMW car and motorcycle franchises for Dundee and Tayside. This is also when the business started to develop its now long standing relationship with the Volkswagen Group, taking on both Volkswagen and Audi under the banner of Specialist Cars in the centre of Aberdeen.

In 1988, Mitsubishi and Suzuki were added, along with Skoda, operating out of a full services dealership in Cults, Aberdeen.

In 1994, expansion continued with the opening of the £1.5m Autoplex in Aberdeen, representing brands such as Volkswagen, Audi, Hyundai and Suzuki.

In 1998, John Clark returned to his routes by opening Pentland Land Rover in Edinburgh, just a short distance from where it had all began.

The years that followed were a period of consolidation with the focus on performance winning accolades, such as Automotive Managements Dealer Group of the Year. It was also an era of greater commitment to corporate social responsibility. A long term support for the Saving Sight Charity in Grampian, John Clark also redoubled his support for the Princes Trust, the PSYBT, the Princess Royal Trust for Carers, and joining the board of Aberdeen VSA.

The groups next five year plan started in 2001 with the new £1m Volkswagen dealership in Kirkcaldy and a year later, a flagship £2.2m BMW, MINI and motorcycle centre in Aberdeen. That same year, John’s achievements were recognised as he won runner up in Ernest Young’s Scottish Business Entrepreneur awards.

In 2003, in partnership with Volkswagen, £3m was invested in Specialist Cars new Aberdeen complex, which was at the time the largest VW retail centre in Europe.

The following year, the Group opened a new Volkswagen LCV centre in Aberdeen.

In 2005 the group made a further £4m investment in its flagship Audi dealership in Aberdeen, creating one of the largest Audi new and used centres in the UK.

In 2007 further investment with Audi saw a new dealership and body shop open in Dundee. Further developments with SEAT in Aberdeen saw the Group representing the complete range of the Volkswagen Groups mainstream brands.

In 2007 the group was proud to recognise 26 members of staff who had amassed over 600 years of service between them.   As the long serving employees were recognised, a new chapter was to begin. Chris Clark returned to play a strategic part in the development of the family business.

2008 saw the acquisition of Clark Commercials – a well established specialist Van and Commercial Vehicle business in Aberdeen. 

In 2010 the Group expanded its representation of the Skoda brand by taking on Skoda in Dundee, and later acquiring the Thomson & Potter Skoda business in Burrelton.

Also in 2010, the Group recorded a turnover of £281 million with a turnover of £309 million recorded in 2011.

2011 also saw the Group acquiring the whole of the Edinburgh territory for Land Rover with the commitment to develop a new flagship site for the franchise in the City, which was delivered in January 2012. 

2012 and beyond sees further developments occurring including the relocation of the Skoda and Seat businesses in Aberdeen to an all new purpose built facility.  The Group has also taken on the Nissan franchise in Aberdeen and opened the doors of this business in early September 2012.

2013 saw one of the biggest acquisitions in the Group's history with the purchase of four businesses from Pendragon PLC.  That deal saw us increase our Land Rover presence with the addition of dealerships in Perth & Cupar & Jaguar also joined our portfolio of brands for the very first time with new dealerships based in Edinburgh & Perth.

Group turnover hit £473m in 2013 with us expecting to smash past the £500m barrier for the first time when 2014 is done & dusted.

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