Articles

  • Lorry Driver of the Year

    Lorry Driver of the Year

    Chris Graham on 24th January 2020

    Fascinating archive photographs featuring vehicles involved in the Lorry Driver of the Year competition, from the Chris Hodge ‘Stilltime’ Collection.

  • HMS Prince of Wales commissioned

    HMS Prince of Wales commissioned

    Chris Graham on 24th January 2020

    The Royal Navy’s second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, has been commissioned by HRH Prince Charles.

  • Buying guide: Ferguson T-20

    Buying guide: Ferguson T-20

    Chris Graham on 23rd January 2020

    If you’re looking for a first tractor, the manageable, reliable and popular Ferguson T-20 could just be the perfect choice.

  • Agricultural developments: 1959

    Agricultural developments: 1959

    Chris Graham on 23rd January 2020

    It’s 1959 a new decade is about to be born and the latest agricultural developments are revealed at the Smithfield Show in December, as Tony Hoyland explains. Business was thriving for Roadless Traction Ltd, which was exhibiting its four-wheel-drive conver­sion…

  • Cooper-Stewart portable shearing set

    Cooper-Stewart portable shearing set

    Chris Graham on 23rd January 2020

    Pete Barker tells the tale of the purchase and restoration of a Cooper-Stewart portable shearing set Pete Barker’s restored Cooper-Stewart portable shearing set I have a strange passion for smaller engines powering machinery that would have commonly been used in peoples’…

  • End of season crank-up in Wales

    End of season crank-up in Wales

    Chris Graham on 22nd January 2020

    Alan & Lynne Cullen report from the End of Season Crank-Up at the Internal Fire Museum of Power, Wales The first of the visiting engines we encountered was this little Blackstone, commonly referred to as a ‘Blister’ engine At 6am…

  • Collecting vintage and veteran tractors

    Collecting vintage and veteran tractors

    Chris Graham on 22nd January 2020

    Sarah Waspe meets an enthusiast who has been collecting vintage and veteran tractors down in beautiful, rural Suffolk Photography: Sarah Waspe A remarkable line-up of Case history (l-r) 18-32 Case (1925), 15-27 Case (1919) and, finally, a 12-25 Case (1916)…

  • Nick’s Run Builds Up

    Nick’s Run Builds Up

    Chris Graham on 22nd January 2020

    Find more information on Facebook at NVTRR 2020 – National Vintage Tractor Road Run 2020, or contact Wayne on 07866 495064 Nick’s Run was organised to raise funds for Nick’s children in 2014, following a tragic farm accident. Nick left…

  • Welsh National Tractor Run, 2020

    Welsh National Tractor Run, 2020

    Chris Graham on 22nd January 2020

    John Roger Edwards flying the flag on his industrial MF Entry forms are now available for the 2020 Welsh National Tractor Road Run (WNTRR) Conwy, taking place on Sunday, June 14th. This run is organised by Club Tractor Dyffryn Conwy…

  • USS Gerald R Ford nears certification

    USS Gerald R Ford nears certification

    Chris Graham on 22nd January 2020

    The USS Gerald R Ford nears certification following the successful completion of a significant series of exercises late last year, before the ship returned to Naval Station Norfolk. These trials bring the new aircraft carrier ever closer to being declared…

  • Cheffins classic truck sale

    Cheffins classic truck sale

    Chris Graham on 21st January 2020

    A recent Cheffins classic truck sale at Derek Cooper Transport, in Suffolk, included several interesting tractors and trucks, as Joseph Lewis reports. Entries at the recent Cheffins classic truck sale ranged from a 1936 Foden DG4 7½ ton flatbed, which sold for £15,900, right…

  • Interesting truck developments: 1997

    Interesting truck developments: 1997

    Chris Graham on 21st January 2020

    1997 saw the rise of BritPop, New Labour sweeping to power and the death of Princess Diana. But there was also plenty of interesting truck developments, with new models from DAF, Volvo and MAN, as Pip Dunn recalls It’s no…

  • Wind farm support vessel delivered

    Wind farm support vessel delivered

    Chris Graham on 21st January 2020

    Bibby WaveMaster Horizon The Damen Shipyard in Galati, Romania has delivered the Accommodation Support Vessel (ASV) Bibby WaveMaster Horizon to Bibby Marine Services, to act as a wind farm support vessel and undertake maintenance work off the coast of Germany…

  • ERF and Volvo trucks restored

    ERF and Volvo trucks restored

    Chris Graham on 21st January 2020

    ERF and Volvo were fierce rivals during the 1970s, but Pip Dunn discovers a restored pair that are now happy stablemates at Harpers haulage The 1970s saw a lot of development in trucks in the UK, and there were two…

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