Smyth Imported Car Service Inc.| Heritage
Sam Smyth is a Concourse d'Elegance judge for Roll-Royce and Bentley. Mr. Smyth has been Professionally Trained and Duly Appointed by both Roll-Royce Owners Club (RROC) and Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club (RREC) at the national level in the USA and UK. Club memberships and affiliations former and present for Sam Smyth consist of:
- Rolls-Royce Owners Club full member over 20 years
- Regional – Silver Cloud Society full member
- National RROC full member and trained and appointed National Judge USA
- National RREC full member and trained and appointed National Judge UK
- Region Ohio full member
- Region Modern Car Society full member
- Region Indiana full member
- Region Florida full member
- Region Derby Bentley Society full member
- National full member Rolls-Royce Foundation
- Sam’s Son is also the youngest ever lifetime member of the Rolls-Royce Foundation
- Full member Phantom II Society of the Rolls-Royce Owners Club
Smyth Imports performs regular scheduled Jaguar service, Aston martin service, Land Rover service, and Lotus service on British cars, along with German cars providing Bmw service, Mercedes-Benz service, Volkswagen service, Porsche service, Audi service Smyth Imports has provided appraisals and brokerage on very rare one of kind collector cars. Motor cars by the name of Bugatti, Aston Martin, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Maserati, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW are often times found in large collections like these. Smyth Imports has extensive knowledge of French, British, German, and Italian motor cars that have been valued in the millions. Smyth Imports has provided proper appraisals for classic, vintage, and historical motor cars. These appraisals range from insurance companies, owners, to collectors. The last collection consisted of 1913-1950’s Rolls Royce’s, along with 1934 to 1950 in Bentley Motor Cars.
Smyth Imports has deep roots in the automotive business with over 84 years in the company’s history. Throughout the 50’s and 60’s Sam Smyth Senior owned and operated new car dealerships for Jaguar Motor Cars Inc., Triumph Imported cars, Sunbeam by ROOTS Group, SAAB Sweden, and TVR . Smyth Imports is out growing its current facilities and is now ready to move forward with a new car franchise for one or both Bentley Motor Cars or Rolls Royce Motor Cars. Sam Smyth Imported Car Service is officially recognized by Volkswagen of North America and Bentley Motors ltd. of Crewe, England, as the first authorized Independent Bentley Audi and VW workshop. For a new car dealership what better way to start than with a company that was established in Ireland in 1934 and is almost as old as Jack Barclay LTD. UK, London.
Samuel M. Smyth II, and family represents Cincinnati's first (since the 1950's) and oldest European car Specialist repair center. With almost 4 decades of hands-on training started as a nine year old going to his Grandfathers and Father’s garages and learning from them and their factory trained, certified, and mechanical engineers. After several years of very closely supervised restorations, Sam was ready to rebuild an entire car. His father brought in his own personal Jaguar XK120 and Sam pulled the engine, stripped the car to the frame, and reconditioned all the parts and reinstalled everything, from engine, drive train, Instrumentation and accessories. (This was just the lead of many other exciting motorcar restorations including, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Aston Martin DB MKIII, Lotus Seven, Mercedes-Benz 300 SL and SEL models, MG TC TD TF, Ferrari 365, AC Bristol, BMW 507, Porsche 356, Maserati 3500GT and Quattroporte, Land Rover (Series 1,2,3,Defender), Volvo P1800, Delahaye 178, Deusenberg SJ) His father told him he was passing on to him generations of his experience and knowledge. These Strong basics and almost forty years of hands on experience have enabled Sam to understand how to repair all components of a motorcar.
At the time of this writing we are the only VW and Bentley Crewe authorized independent service garage in the world, and we will always be the first! Sam Smyth imports is a small garage that’s big on value and huge on customer service.
INDEPENDENT BMW SERVICE SPECIALIST. INDEPENDENT MERCEDES BENZ SERVICE SPECIALIST. INDEPENDENT LAND ROVER SERVICE SPECIALIST. INDEPENDENT VOLVO SERVICE SPECIALIST.
Sam Smyth is a Concourse de Elegance judge for Roll-Royce and Bentley. Mr. Smyth has been Professionally Trained and Duly Appointed by both Roll-Royce Owners Club (RROC) and Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club (RREC) at the national level in the USA and UK.
Service and Repair specialists for many fine cars like AC, Aston Martin, Caterham, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lotus, Marcos, McLaren, MG, Morgan, TVR, Westfield, Auburn – Cord – Deusenburg (ACD) and BMW.
SMYTH IMPORTS IS A FORMER DEALER FOR TVR, JAGUAR, SAAB AND SUNBEAM.
“There were many more cars in my grandfather’s shop and that’s where I learned to love the big-body motorcars of that period. He was a perfect gentleman and his love for thoroughbred motor cars was passed down to my father and to me.” – Sam Smyth II
Along with automotive racing the Smyth family heritage is rich with equestrian racing, Growing in Ireland horse racing was all but taboo even during war time. Irelands history of horse racing consists of the introduction of point to pointing and even today, jump racing (National Hunt racing) is more popular than racing on the flat. As a result, every year Irish horse racing fans travel in huge numbers to the highlight event of the National Hunt calendar, the Cheltenham Festival, and in recent years Irish owned or bred horses have dominated the event. Ireland has a thriving Thoroughbred breeding industry, stimulated by favourable tax treatment. The world's largest Thoroughbred stud, Coolmore Stud, has its main farm there. Notable Irish trainers include Dermot Weld, John Oxx and Aidan O'Brien. Notable jockeys include Kieren Fallon, Michael Kinane, Johnny Murtagh, Ruby Walsh and Tony McCoy among many others.
George Smyth was adamant about his racing and of his 15 personal horses he favored "AIRBOY", his Premier Champion he raced all over Europe. He won events like Trotting races at Balmoral in Belfast in 1943