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McCains of Birkdale

Mccains of Birkdale is Southports longest serving independent new and used car specialist's Established 1965 in Southport, Merseyside. Suppliers of all makes of new and used cars also new and used light commercial vehicles.

Our expertise in this field enables us to supply new and used vehicles of the highest quality at unbeatable prices and if we don't have it in stock we will source it quickly and without fuss to your exact requirement.


About McCains of Birkdale

McCains of Birkdale became established selling Motor Cars from their Upper Aughton road premises over 60 years ago. The business was founded by Donald (Ginger) McCain the racehorse trainer who trained the legendary Red Rum to win 3 Grand Nationals and be second twice all within a five year period 1973-1977. This amazing feat has never been repeated and racing scholars believe it will remain so. Red Rum was trained on Southport sands and was stabled in the yard behind the car showroom in Upper Aughton Road along with 21 other racehorses 


In 1990 the increased demand for more stable space resulted in a split of the business operations.
The Racing side of the business moving to the impressive Bank House Stables in Cheshire where Gingers son Donald McCain Junior has taken over the mantle with a string of over 100 horses in training. Donald Junior has enjoyed a very successful career since taking over from his Dad winning the Grand National for a record breaking fifth time for the McCain Stable with Ballabrigg's taking the 2011 Aintree showpiece . Donald Jnr has trained over 1000 winners including some very prestigious races with Overturn winning the Scottish champion hurdle, The Galway hurdle, Northumberland Plate, Chester Cup 2012 and second in the 2012 Champion Hurdle. See all Donald's racing achievements at


In July 1981 Paul Nolan joined McCains of Birkdale so that Ginger McCain could concentrate on his racing operation and Paul would then take over the day to day running of the motor business which at the time held the franchise for Rover Group. Some 43 years later Paul remains at McCains of Birkdale operating the business with his wife Julie.


In 2024 McCains continue to enjoy an unprecedented amount of repeat customers as our reputation for quality and courtesy has spread far and wide. Our mantra is simple, to deliver the highest level of service and achieve total customer satisfaction


Monday       9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday       9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday  9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday      9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday           9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday      By Appointment
Sunday         By Appointment

Tel - 01704 566007
Mob - 07713275194

Company Information

McCains of Birkdale is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FRN 661061.

We act as a credit broker not a lender. We can introduce you to a limited number of lenders and their finance products. We are not an independent financial adviser, and we act as their agent for this introduction. We may advise you on the products, subject to your personal circumstances, though you are not obliged to take our advice or recommendation. We do not charge you a fee for your services. Whichever lender we introduce you to, we will typically receive commission from them (either a fixed fee or a fixed percentage of the amount you borrow). For your re-assurance, all the lenders we work with could pay commission at different rates, but the commission we receive does not influence the interest rate you will pay. Our aim is to secure finance for you at the lowest interest rate you are eligible for from our panel of lenders. If you ask us what the amount of commission is, we will tell you in good time before the finance agreement is executed. All finance applications are subject to status, terms and conditions apply; UK residents only; 18-year-olds and over. Guarantees may be required.

Complaints Proceedure

Contact Paul Nolan by email

by telephone 01704 566007

or in writing

McCains of Birkdale

6/8 Upper Aughton Road

Birkdale, Southport


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