When one is ambitious, big things are always going to be inevitable. In 1976 the late Bob Clancy started out as a hard working mobile mechanic, with the business name of R.J. & S.C Clancy Mobile Repairs. His typical day comprising of rocking up in his Holden HK ute spanner in hand and ready to fix trucks in his customer’s yards. His main customer at the time were Hollymans in Parramatta, NSW.
Clancy's is born
It was only to be two years later in 1978 that Clancy’s Mobile Repairs Pty. Ltd. was finally born as a company in their own right and becoming a member of the Motor Traders Association seemed the next logical step, which is precisely what they did. It was disheartening to say the least when just a year later a representative from the same association turned up with the surprising news that they did not approve of mobile motor mechanics, further advising them to facilitate a factory outlet instead which they immediately did, hence fostering their first ever prominent location in Cox Avenue, Kingswood, NSW. With the new stamping of a concrete business postcode came their first ever apprentice as well as a qualified mechanic with it, which ultimately set the wheels in motion for the following stage.
Things flowed steadily and so well in fact that they began to bubble and flow out and over the cup as the saying goes, hence commanding a larger business residence to support progressive success which landed them in Phillip Street, Kingswood, NSW. The employment of a full time office girl and extra mechanics on board were an integral denominator in making it possible to meet the needs of their newly appointed contract with C.I.G otherwise now known as BOC.
Bob’s wife Sheila goes on to tell us how lucky they were to have such a great bank manager at the State Bank in Penrith in 1985, whom after taking a special interest in their business, totally encouraged them to buy a one acre industrial block in Batt Street, Penrith, NSW. Following his assurance that it would be a good move they went for it, moving in after building their factory in 1986 which merged with their successful appointing as a Mack dealership so business was on the up and up. They remained a Mack dealership until 2013 and although they are now a Western Star dealership they still offer the same service for genuine Mack parts as well as the impeccable service to all customers.