When 86-yr-old Ron Sullivan read of the removal of the Arnotts Motors sign in town, he found a photograph of the Arnotts Team including himself from the early 1950's.LIBBY PRICE July 24, 2014 7:00am
Arnotts Garage staff 1952 from left to right Foreman Don Jewell, spray painter Alan King, panel beater George Foster, apprentice motor mechanic Bill McCabe, mechanics Keith Gray, Ron Sullivan and Eric Kirkham.
When 86-year-old Ron Sullivan read last week’s Ensign about the history of Arnotts Motors, he was taken back to when he was just 25 years old and started work at what was then Arnotts Garage.
He read an advertisement in The Age newspaper for a motor mechanic in Benalla, with a house provided. Mr Sullivan had recently married and was living and working in Ballarat.
He sent in an application and Bert Arnott rang him to say he looked like he had all the qualifications and the job was his. He hadn’t even heard of Benalla so he looked it up on a map and decided it would be a lot warmer than Ballarat and was worth a try as his first child was ‘‘on the way.’’
Mr Sullivan worked at Arnotts Garage for four years before getting a better offer at Wilson’s Motors in Benalla. He left Benalla in the 1960s but returned to retire in 1989 and has lived here with his wife Audrey ever since.
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