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  • Alley & MacLellan waggon steaming again!

    Alley & MacLellan waggon steaming again!

    Chris Graham on 5th September 2021

    Bob Moorman reports on the long-awaited steaming of a rare and interesting Alley & MacLellan waggon that spent its working life in Argentina.

  • It’s a County record-breaker!

    It’s a County record-breaker!

    Chris Graham on 4th September 2021

    The recent Cheffins-managed Liddle family sale saw some amazing machinery sold, including a spectacular Country record-breaker! It’s a County record-breaker: The ultimate 1983 1474 (No. 48724), which went on to make double what I predicted, fetching a whopping £249,312. It…

  • The importance of ballast!

    The importance of ballast!

    Chris Graham on 2nd September 2021

    Bob Tuck takes a nostalgic look at the history and importance of ballast for heavy-haulage operators, and how its best contained.  

  • 1978 London to Brighton Road Run

    1978 London to Brighton Road Run

    Chris Graham on 30th August 2021

    Peter Esposito takes a nostalgic look back at the variety of interesting vehicles that took part in the 1978 London to Brighton Road Run. 1978 London to Brighton Road Run: Sentinel S6, BRF 200, of 1933 was the first six-wheeled…

  • Great eight-leggers!

    Great eight-leggers!

    Chris Graham on 23rd August 2021

    Ed Burrows spotlights more great eight-leggers, including the Guy 8x8, the Scammell and Foden 8x6s, plus a variety of US tractors and trucks.

  • 1980s Scania R cab

    1980s Scania R cab

    Chris Graham on 20th August 2021

    When the Scania R cab was launched in 1980, it was a game-changer. Today it’s one of the most sought-after show trucks, as Pip Dunn explains.

  • The first all-weather fire engines

    The first all-weather fire engines

    Chris Graham on 19th August 2021

    Ron Henderson discusses the belated introduction of the first, all-weather fire engines that protected crews from the weather and accidents.

  • ERF 44G tipper

    ERF 44G tipper

    Chris Graham on 12th August 2021

    Malcolm Bates recently found a period black and white print of a rather special ERF 44G tipper in an old file and, well, it got him thinking.

  • 1977 Ford D-Series tipper

    1977 Ford D-Series tipper

    Chris Graham on 5th August 2021

    David Reed tells the story of Johnny Murphy’s newly-completed and sympathetically-restored, 1977 Ford D-Series tipper.

  • Exotic eight-leggers!

    Exotic eight-leggers!

    Chris Graham on 2nd August 2021

    Bob Tuck looks at some of the most exotic eight-leggers you’re ever likely to see, spot-lighting some incredible loadbed vehicles.

  • 1947 Standard 14hp van

    1947 Standard 14hp van

    Chris Graham on 1st August 2021

    Brian Culpin meets the only surviving Standard 14hp van used by Ferguson tractor dealers for spares delivery and service support.

  • The Citroën Acadiane

    The Citroën Acadiane

    Chris Graham on 27th July 2021

    The 2CV Fourgonette van was a hard act to follow but, as Russ Harvey explains, the Citroën Acadiane rose to the challenge!

  • Ford Thames Trader

    Ford Thames Trader

    Chris Graham on 23rd July 2021

    Peter Esposito explains the important role that the Ford Thames Trader played for London Transport from the late 1950s onwards.

  • Fascinating tractors and trucks sold

    Fascinating tractors and trucks sold

    Chris Graham on 20th July 2021

    We report on some of the fascinating tractors and trucks that were sold at the recent Aumann Auctions in Nokomis, Illinois, USA.