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 Post subject: General Pennock info
PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:43 pm 
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Carrosseriefabriek P.J. Pennock & Zonen was established in 1898 in The Hague by Johannes Jacobus Leonarduszoon Pennock. It became one of the largest coachbuilders in the Netherlands. The firm built various coachworks for public transport vehicles and trucks, but also both bespoke bodies for individual clients and series-built styles like convertibles, often on higher-priced chassis from the USA and France. In their haydays they created many beautiful bodies on the chassis of brands like Delahaye, Lagonda, Talbot-Lago, Austin, Minerva and Armstrong Siddeley.

Pennock is especially well known for their 'un-Dutch' flamboyant designs on Delahayes. After World War II, the Dutch government encouraged coachbuilding for export, and a number of prestige chassis, especially Delahayes, were imported for that purpose. Delahaye had no in-house coachworks, so all their chassis were bodied by independents, who created some of their most attractive designs on the Type 135. One of them was commissioned by Prince Bernard of The Netherlands. His wife, Queen Juliana had also commissioned a special car, a stretched Austin Sheerline Double Convertible Town Car.

Pennock closed its doors in 1953.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:00 pm 
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Pennock factory, The Hague, Holland.


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When I was a student, I worked in a motorcycle & bicycle shop at the Binckhorstlaan, not far from the location where Pennock used to be. There are a lot of car dealerships at this place now. Unfortunately no signs from the old buildings anymore...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:37 pm 
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Thanks to this website, I came in contact with Pennock relatives living in the US. The information and documents attached below were sent to me some time ago by Rob Pennock, the son of P.J. Pennock Jr., who, in his turn, was the son of company founder P.J. Pennock Sr. (full name: Johannes Jacobus Leonarduszoon Pennock)
P.J. Pennock Jr. moved to Canada after a disagreement with his father on how to continue the company after WWII. Today there are direct Pennock relatives living in the US and Canada.

See below some quotes from Rob Pennock's e-mails.
Rob Pennock wrote:
The project over the final 6 years of his life was the starting of "The American Sunroof Corporation". He installed steel and fabric sunroofs into any car, U.S., British, Italian, etc. etc. If Golde in Germany could supply the roof, then he would install at a shop in Hollywood or later, in San Francisco.

He had a burning need to have his hands on autos, so disassembling Bentleys, Facel Vegas, Chryslers, Studebakers for the installation/welding of roofs and then reassembling the things was the work to which he finally devoted much of his last effort. That last enterprise passed from my family's ownership with his death.

See below P.J. Pennock Jr.'s work resume, which he put together 7 years before he died. Pennock Jr. died at the age of 51.

Rob Pennock wrote:
My father never, never spoke of the history, or of the cars. My sentimental guess is that the rift between he and his father was deep and painful and his life would develop anew in Canada and eventually U.S.

He continues:
Rob Pennock wrote:
Reading, viewing and "surfing" your site is an absolute thrill. It's much like visiting with the latest generation of near and dear friends with much to tell of that time.


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 Post subject: Re: General Pennock info
PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:04 am 
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I'm touched. It's easy to forget the real people behind those great works. I'd like to say that I'm very grateful to the Pennock family for so many years of work and struggle to add some beauty in this world.


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Offered in 1919, Renault and Mercedes by Pennock


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1921 Winton by Pennock


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Offered in 1917 and 1921, Benz Söhne by Pennock


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