Saturday 1 December 2018

Mansfield Garage Doors Celebrates 50 Years

Leading Garador installer, Mansfield Garage Doors, have just had their 50th year in business and to celebrate they ran a competition to win a Garador garage door. 

Working with leading garage door manufacturer Garador to offer the door, the focus of the competition was to look into people’s garages to see what’s behind their garage door as people use their garages for all sorts these days, from home gyms through to general storage. Entrants needed to supply a poem or lyrical piece, describing what is inside their garage.

Colin Clarke, a taxi driver from Mansfield, came in head and shoulders above the other entrants with a really funny poem about garages. Colin chose a Garador Carlton in Traffic White as his prize, which is one of Garador’s most popular garage doors, due to its durable components and long-lasting design.

From left to right – Winner Colin Clarke and Jackie Clarke
with Mansfield directors Graham Kirk and Sue Kirk

Rachel O’Connor from Mansfield Garage Doors commented:
“The competition attracted a rush of entries describing what was kept in garages. We had a lot of excellent entries, but winner Colin Clarke came up with a poem which we all agreed stood out from the rest.”

Colin’s winning poem was:

"Here’s our garage, we call it Fred,
And because of what’s in it, it thinks it’s a shed,
No cars or motorbikes has it seen,
But lawnmowers and barbecues and a washing machine,
Here it’s stood for 40 years and now the time has took its toll,
The door no longer smoothly glides, but stays ajar like an open goal,
You have to open it with great care,
Because like a trap it will ensnare,
It jumps off its rails and crashes down,
It hits my head and makes me frown,
I can’t take this pain and anguish no more,
I really need a new garage door!!"

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