The 16th Turner
Wolverhampton Reunion was held at Bantock Park on Sunday,
22nd August, 2021, to celebrate part of Wolverhampton's once
important vehicle manufacturing industry. It was well
organised by Brian Shaw
and included a display of Turner sports cars in front of the
Turner sports cars were
the last production cars manufactured in the city. This is
the only event held in Wolverhampton that celebrates the
industry that once employed many thousands of people.
Turner Sports Cars
(Wolverhampton) Limited was founded by the late Jack Turner,
who initially worked as a sports car specialist at the
Old Smithy in Seisdon, before manufacturing his
own cars. Production of the sports cars began in a small
factory in Merridale Street, Wolverhampton, in 1955 and
soon moved to a larger building at Wolverhampton's Municipal
Airport at Pendeford, where several models were produced. Manufacturing continued until March 1966
when the company ceased operating.
Between 650 and 700
Turner sports cars were built.
The cars at the event were as follows:
||Mk 1 BMC
Brian Shaw also had a display
in part of the tractor shed, behind the house, describing
the history of the sports cars. Bantock House was fairly
quiet on the day, because it was overcast and threatening to
rain. As usual refreshments were available in the café and
the house was open to visitors.