1-21 Swinton Crescent, Baillieston, Glasgow, Scotland, G69 6AN

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Are you doing a camper van conversion ??
Many of our customers buy a van from us with the intention of a camper conversion . If this is the case we can help with the first aspect of that which is generally fitting rear windows . Here is a window install that we carried out for a customer recently. We delighted…
Monday 4th September 2017
I bring to you the Clarkson legend that is Sammy Colman
I bring to you the Clarkson legend that is Sammy Colman  ….. many years ago Sammy helped us in our daily operation and now a super fit 89 years old he still pops in for a coffee now and again . When he does I always down tools, take 20…
Friday 25th August 2017
We’re hiring …… valetor / driver required to join our team …
We are actively looking for a new member to join our team ! We are looking to recruit a valetor / driver to join our company and assist with sales vehicle preparation, vehicle deliveries, general yard duties as well as helping out with our vehicle rental department. An interesting and…
Friday 18th August 2017
His best van buying experience in the last 15 years at Clarksons
Good Morning Barry, Just a quick email to say a big thank you for the van and ALL your help in making it one of a kind and perfect for our family to be able to get out and see the world more. I have bought quite a few vehicles…
Saturday 29th July 2017
VW Camper hire £71 inc per day @ Clarksons…(stunning pics here)
This is what you can expect with a Clarkson self drive VW camper van (& maybe the odd rain shower … it is Scotland after all). These pictures were taken by a customer of ours our recently on the North Coast 500 tourist route. Many thanks to Andy G for…
Tuesday 25th July 2017
Hit the fox or not hit the fox ? that’s the question !!!
If youre going to swerve to aviod a fox sometimes your better just hitting it ! …. I know I know the animal lovers will hate me for that ! This is a van we sold a few weeks back marooned at Haggs Castle fly over in Glasgow . Ouch…
Friday 23rd June 2017
We can protect your investment – why wouldn’t you ??
We are an authorised installer of ‘Tracker’ vehicle tracking systems …. the UK market leader in vehicle GPS vehicle security tracking systems . For we can protect your investment . The reality of van theft : * Loss of insurance excess * Loss of no claims bonus * Van hire costs *…
Friday 16th June 2017
“Future proof” your investment ….we can underseal your new van !
Your van(s) is probably the biggest business investment that your company will make and you’ll want to protect it and get the maximum duration out of your expenditure. For between £200-£300 we can fully underseal your next van when bought from ourselves here at Clarksons. Yes its a messy dirty job but leave that to…
Friday 12th May 2017
We welcome lady van drivers !
Our industry is often perceived as a very male orientated environment …. but not at Clarksons ! We are proud to sell many vans to suit the needs and demands of the hardworking female van driver. We don’t do sales patter, or technical talk and for all our customers we really…
Thursday 20th April 2017
Spring time is mini bus time ! …. we rent them all
Just a wee reminder that we offer 9-17 seat minibuses on self drive hire. Ideal for all kinds of group outings : golf trips, boys brigade camps, church outings, weddings, club and group visits etc etc. Please check availability as these vehicles can be heavily booked in the spring and summer season.…
Saturday 1st April 2017
The very first picture from our first day of trading back in 1978 !
Wow this is a blast form the past. This was the first photograph taken on our first day of trading in June 1978. This is my father David, who risked his stable position within a large local motor dealership to start Clarkson of Glasgow with four used Transit vans ……… at that time…
Tuesday 14th March 2017
Each and every van is video’d live here on our website
In a time of relentless online technology we are delighted to hardness the power of video and as such each and every van we offer for sale is video’d live here on our website . We find this an incredibly powerful method of showcasing our stock and here is a short video…
Monday 19th December 2016
Back in 1976 – proof that it’s in our blood
Proof that I’ve been in the motor trade forever ! This is me circa 1976 at the Scottish launch of the Vauxhall Chevette in the RSAC Club in Glasgow (now the Blythswood Hotel). Apparently it was a tough call whether the Chevette had the edge over the pedal car on…
Tuesday 13th December 2016
Clarksons sell a van to a customer in New Zealand !
Incredible ! …… in 38 years we have reached what has to be our farthest flung customer . We were recently thrilled , delighted and excited to sell a Transit 350 Jumbo ‘extra long wheelbase’ to a customer in New Zealand . John Fitzwater owner of GoTourNZ bought the van…
Friday 2nd December 2016
Always looking back and a be proud of what you’ve achieved ….
Its always good to stop, look back and feel proud of what you’ve achieved ….. in our case its selling top quality vans to happy customers . Its been a busy time here at Clarksons and here are a few random pictures from the past few weeks of our van sales…
Thursday 17th November 2016
Trump ! Will his hair do fit in a Clarkson van ??
In the face of such political turmoil sometimes humour is the best medicine. We decided to lighten the mood by putting this bit of fun out on our social media ….all harmless fun and sometimes humour IS the best medicine !
Monday 14th November 2016
Look after it, treat it well, service it and it will look after you !
Thrilled, delighted and astonished to see this mileage on this early model Mercedes Sprinter van . Its true they certainly are indeed robust workhorses but to see one having covered the best part of 700,000 miles is quite something !  …….its the old story : look after it, treat it well ,…
Tuesday 8th November 2016
A very unhappy Hilux :-(
Here we have one very unhappy HiLux ……easy to laugh but it looks like a close one and lucky nobody was injured .
Thursday 3rd November 2016
Its official …….. we have the happiest workers :-)
Its official family business have the happiest workers ! ………… further proof that we are happy people to deal with . Its also worth remembering that all our staff are all local people living within 2 – 20 minutes of our location, so your custom is supporting a local business employing local…
Thursday 6th October 2016
Clarksons : always bringing you the rare, hard to find, ultra low mileage vehicles …
Exceptionally rare if not impossible to find …… ex Ministry Of Defence Vauxhall Movano LWB 6 seat crewcab dropside with rear hydraulic taillift, 2009 with only 16000 miles !  (Choice of 3) Never seen a building site, a wheelbarrow or a builders bum ! Only every used in and around the…
Friday 23rd September 2016
Self drive DIY removal vans available at Clarksons …
A house move can not only be hugely stressful but as we know hugely expensive . Take the stress and expense out of the actual house move with a DIY self drive removal van from Clarksons .  Our easy to drive LoLoader vans are especially built for the likes of house moves…
Friday 16th September 2016
Clarksons – a true family concern, and here is the next generation …
Well folks this is ‘Guy ‘- the Clarkson Commercials mini tornado ! Guy is the third generation of Clarkson in the family business here in Glasgow. There isn’t anything in the premises that he hasn’t had a go at climbing, falling off, breaking, gluing together or painting. Although I’m sure this how all masters…
Tuesday 13th September 2016
Clarksons out and about in the community ….
Every year we are the main sponsor of local Bothwell Scarecrow Festival : a community involvement fun weekend with events, displays and performances on throughout the village.  Over 10,000 people visit the village within ‘scarecrow week’ and its an amazing community achievement organised by local dedicated residents with funds going to Yorkhill Childrens…
Thursday 8th September 2016
The downside of a vinyl wrap ! …
Modern van livery techniques are superb with graphics and visuals that years ago we could only dream of. However the downside of this technology, in this case a vinyl wrap, is that they are a challenge to remove. No, lets rephrase that – they are hellish to remove ! Sore…
Tuesday 6th September 2016
Clarkson horseboxes start to hit the scene
Great to see our first Clarkson / John Oates horsebox out on location at the weekend . The Leckie family attended the Scottish dressage championships at rockfish equestrian centre in east Lothian, where daughter Shona won the medium bronze championship class as well as the elementary silver – a great result and well…
Monday 5th September 2016
Video blog : LWB vans are not all the same, beware
Hi folks , just thought id put up a small video to alleviate any confusion over the variation in LWB vans especially on our hire fleet :
Wednesday 31st August 2016
Clarksons & John Oates Horseboxes : a perfect combination
Clarkson Commercials and John Oates , two family businesses each established over 30 years, have come together to bring quality horseboxes to Scotland. John Oates are based in Wednesbury, nr Birmingham and the owner , Michael Oates, has a firm passion for both horses and engineering so the decision to…
Tuesday 30th August 2016
91% of garages report a rise in expired MOTs
We read this is a trade publication and thought this would be of interest …. The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) and Scottish Motor Trade Association (SMTA) report that since the end of the paper tax disc, 91.2 per cent of garages have seen an increase in the number of…
Monday 29th August 2016
Tips for driving more fuel efficiently
You can drive the same distance in the same car, without slowing down, but using far less fuel. This is the biggest single factor effecting your fuel costs, and in some cases people find they save 30% when they change driving habits. The key is to drive smoothly. Here are…
Wednesday 13th April 2016
Proud to be members of the BVRLA, the leading light in our industry …
Established in 1967, the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association is the trade body 
for companies engaged in the rental and leasing of cars and commercial vehicles in the UK. Through its 
750+ member companies and their customers, the BVRLA represents the interests of more than 
two million people who…
Wednesday 13th April 2016
Driver less Cars on our Roads in 2017
The UK government has announced that it will begin testing  driverless cars on motorways for the first time in 2017, as it moves toward its goal of allowing autonomous cars to take to the streets by 2020. Trials will take place on a small number of local roads later this year.…
Wednesday 13th April 2016
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