Will Hagon's Pit Stop to close

Will Hagon has called time on his iconic motor sport memorabilia shop at Kew.
Will Hagon has called time on his iconic motor sport memorabilia shop at Kew.

Motoring journalist and commentator, Will Hagon, has made the difficult decision to close his Kew store at the end of month.

The two year lease on the former Ampol service station site on the old Pacific Highway at Kew, is coming to an end, and sadly, Will is simply too busy to make shop-front retailing work for him.

When Will set up his Kew Pit Stop in 2012, more than 50 years of accumulated motoring and motor sport memorabilia found a new home.

However between motor sport meetings, new car releases, his ABC radio appearances, motor writing and test driving commitments, Will has had little time left to run the store.

"The rent is a significant factor too," he said.

"I really should be doing more online."

Some of the motoring industry's biggest names have visited the store, along with hundreds of 'colourful' motoring enthusiasts.

"I've certainly had some great characters through the door," Will said, with a wistful smile.

Motoring souvenirs, clothing and memorabilia are still available for purchase.

"There are rare books and models covering almost the entire spectre of personal transport, as well as trucks, military vehicles, buses and trams," Will said.

"We also have magazines, posters, photographs, games, bags, key rings, pens, medallions, glasses and mugs, piles of stickers and photos of great events, riders and drivers."

You will need to be quick to bag a bargain. Will Hagon's Kew Pit Stop closes on June 1.