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History

Founded in Lancashire, in 1919, the Bowker Motor Group has grown rapidly to become one of the UK's premier transport specialists with a reputation for the highest levels of service. We conduct business with integrity and enthusiasm strongly influenced by the philosophies of a well established family business.

Still family-owned today, the Group operates nine automotive dealerships across Lancashire; BMW and MINI dealerships in Preston and Blackburn; Bowker Preston Car Centre; Bowker Blackburn Car Centre; Harley-Davidson® and the new Bowker Ribble Valley and Bowker Maserati dealerships in Osbaldeston.

At Bowker, on the Docks in Preston and Trident Park, off Whitebirk Drive in Blackburn, we pride ourselves on offering a unique BMW ownership experience whether you are searching for a New or Approved Used BMW or are an existing owner. At Bowker BMW we have a wide range of new BMW models and exclusive BMW offers for you to choose from, whether you’re looking for a BMW for personal or business use. As an Authorised BMW Workshop covering Lancashire and the North West, we are perfectly equipped for all your BMW service and repair needs.

Our two MINI dealerships located adjacent to our BMW dealerships in Preston and Blackburn can offer you all of the New and Cherished MINI range, including the recently launched MINI Countryman. Bowker MINI can also help you to finance your adventures, insure against the unknown and dress you and your MINI in the latest MINI accessories from Blackpool to Preston and Blackburn to Burnley. Bowker are here to help when your MINI needs some love and attention and with special offers on MINI servicing, taking care of your MINI will be no trouble at all.

Preston Harley-Davidson® has one of the UK's largest and best selections of New and Used Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, and our Factory Trained Technicians are dedicated to keeping your Harley-Davidson® in tip top condition. In addition to routine maintenance such as tyres and MOT, we are also able to offer a wide range of fixed price menu services, and customisation . Visit our Harley-Davidson® online store for our dealer t-shirts, clothing and collectables, and stop by Harley’s Diner instore for a warm welcome and freshly prepared hot and cold food.

Bowker Ribble Valley specialises in retailing all makes of prestige and sports cars with full aftersales facilities offering servicing to all makes and models of cars, including MOT and tyre bays.Bowker Ribble Valley is run by managing director Chris Eccles who will operate the site in conjunction with his role at Bowker BMW and MINI in Blackburn, it is the ninth member of Bowker Motor Group already including MINI and BMW dealerships in Blackburn and Preston, Preston Car Centre, Blackburn Car Centre, and the Harley-Davidson® dealership in Preston.

In 2013 Bowker opened the North West's only Maserati dealer and have since been successful in providing over. Within a year of opening, Bowker Maserati were announced as number on solus dealership in the UK for sales. The dealership showcases the full Maserati model range and offer with an aftersales facility. The dealership is the sole distributor of the Italian brand in the North West and Cumbria. The Osbaldeston dealership, which is already home to Bowker Ribble Valley, has generated an additional three jobs. Bowker Maserati is headed up by managing director Chris Eccles, supported by sales manager Jim Gregory. Bowker Maserati is the tenth member of the Bowker Motor Group.

At our Car Centres in Blackburn and Preston, we have many years experience of satisfying customers with part exchange vehicles from our prestige dealerships at competitive prices. We specialise in 4x4, Classics, Prestige, Hatchbacks and Convertibles. All of our cars come with an optional RAC warranty and are ready for immediate delivery.