1. Thanks for putting this together. My Dad, an auto mechanic is entire life, worked for many of these establishments. I specifically remember him work for Jack Hymbaugh and George Beres.

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      It was our pleasure! We had a great time with the George Beres interview and were thrilled to share these pictures. Glad you enjoyed as well!

  2. When I lived in Pekin (15 years ago), the one on Court Street (Bristow Motor Company) was a muffler shop. Before that, when I was a kid growing up (my grandparents used to go to Pekin from Kingston Mines every weekend to get groceries), I remember it being a car dealership, but I don’t believe it was open. This would have been from 1972 through 1987 or so.

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