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About Ferris Garage Ltd


The Ferris family has owned the Garage at Feock since it was built in 1954. Brian & Flo Ferris (Tim's parents) took over from his aunt in 1970.

                                                   Feock Site circa 1970's                   Feock Site Today

 In 1972 the Peugeot franchise was awarded and run very successfully until 1980 when the manufacturer merged with Talbot and the dealership was given to a larger company in Truro. It was at this time the business moved into breakdown, firstly with a Land Rover, then with Nissan and Toyota's and trailers. In 1999 a second site was opened for breakdown near the busy A30 and the company was eventually running 20 vehicles carrying out over 8000 jobs per year until November 2012 when the department and site was closed due to failing rates paid by the breakdown companies.

In February 2012 the workshops were successfully assessed to ISO9001:2008 PAS80 a stringent internationally recognised standard of quality.


2011/2012 &2013 Ferris Garage have been voted as one of the top 50 small garages in the UK by Motor Industry Code of Practice coming 2nd in the South West region in for the last two and the only garage in Cornwall to make the list for all three years


 Three technicians now have Automotive Technician.Accreditation, which is a national voluntary scheme which tests the current competence of individuals working in the retail motor industry, they are committed to an ethical code of conduct; this is also a first in the independent garage sector in the south west. 


The Schooner,(Rhoda Mary) used as a logo, was built by William (foreman) Ferris (Great Great Grandfather to Tim Ferris) in 1868 at Trolver Yard about a mile from Feock Garage. At present there is a project to fully restore this lovely schooner, more details can be found at http://www.rhoda-mary.co.uk

A great video of some of the Ferris family, my brother Paul being one, talking about Foreman Ferris and the Rhoda Mary http://www.storylines.org.uk/2017/06/16/rhoda-mary-ferris-boats/

The garage are keen to support local sport and sponsor one of the Cornish Pirates Stars, New Zealander Marlen Walker https://cornish-pirates.com/players-staff/marlen-walker/ 

In 1980 Tim Ferris was the mechanic in a two man team that took two Mini's around the world to raise funds for Save the Children's Fund Stop Polio Campaign. The trip took 13 months crossing the Sahara Desert and Africa the Amazon Jungle and South America and overland back from India. The Mini's covered over 60000 miles and were rebuild in South Africa and Singapore by Tim.

If you like to read more about Tim's trip please follow the links 1-12 below to his blog:

Part 1 http://roundtheworldinmini1980.blogspot.com/2013/10/part-1.html

Part 2  roundtheworldinmini1980.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/mini-world-adventure-part-2.html

Part 3  http://roundtheworldinmini1980.blogspot.com/2013/11/mini-world-adventure-part-3.html

Part 4 http://roundtheworldinmini1980.blogspot.com/2013/11/mini-world-adventure-part-4.html

Part 5 http://roundtheworldinmini1980.blogspot.com/2013/12/mini-world-adventure-part-5.html 

Part 6 http://roundtheworldinmini1980.blogspot.com/2013/12/mini-world-adventure-part-6.html 

Part 7 http://roundtheworldinmini1980.blogspot.com/2013/12/mini-world-adventure-part-7.html

Part 8 http://roundtheworldinmini1980.blogspot.com/2013/12/mini-world-adventure-part-8.html

Part 9 http://roundtheworldinmini1980.blogspot.com/2013/12/mini-world-adventure-part-9.html

Part 10 http://roundtheworldinmini1980.blogspot.com/2013/12/mini-world-adventure-part-10.html

Part 11 http://roundtheworldinmini1980.blogspot.com/2013/12/mini-world-adventure-part-11.html

Part 12 http://roundtheworldinmini1980.blogspot.com/2013/12/mini-world-adventure-part-12.html



Round the World Mini stuck in Saharan sand. Crossing the Kenyan boarder

Exhaust problems in the Amazon                  Thai children by the Mini's 



Tim Ferris has been a very successful Rally driver winning BTRDA and Mintex 1300cc championships several times. He has competed on Rally GB five times winning 1300 GpN class on his first attempt by over 20 minutes. The team were affectionately known as the 'Cornish Fasties'. He has only ever competed in up to 1300cc cars starting in a Mini Cooper S, then a Peugeot 104ZS, two self build Talbot Samba Rallye's and then a self build Peugeot 106 Rallye that was used as a model for Peugeot who set up a Championship just for the little Peugeot. 

Link to video of Cricket St Thomas Rally 1993:http://youtu.be/ENMnpCnDZ-I

Link to video of Tour of Cornwall Rally early 90's http://youtu.be/JsjP81HPo7w

The Peugeot 104ZS

Tim's First Talbot Samba             The altra quick Samba Rallye            


                                              On the 1996 Network Q Rally

BTRDA Woodpecker Stages                                         1998 Manx Rally

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