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23/08/2019

Martin Rees, director, founder and dealer principal of Ducati Glasgow, which added the Triumph franchise in a multi-million pound move to an out of town motorcycle hub near the city, has left the business.

Rees sold his interest in the joint dealership, located at Hillington Industrial Estate just off the M8, and departed on 2 August.

In its newsletter, the Scottish Ducati Club paid tribute. “Martin, as many of you will know, lived and breathed the brand in Great Western Road [the original city centre location] and latterly at Hillington for many years. He has decided to move on to new challenges. All of us at SDC wish him well and thank him for the memories and all his hard work in growing the brand in Scotland.”

Rees has been replaced by motorcycle fanatic Mike Robins who has taken a controlling shareholding in the business and is “very excited at how it will all develop”. 

The Hillington project was undertaken in a loose partnership with West Coast Harley-Davidson which moved from Glasgow city centre at the same. The two dealerships cooperated to share some of the costs of building the separate, purpose-built showrooms, creating a "motorcycle hub" which opened in May 2017.

In an earlier version of this story the newsletter quotes were mistakenly attributed to Ducati Glasgow. We apologise for the error.