Commercials

  • Volkswagen T2 pick-up ressurected

    Volkswagen T2 pick-up ressurected

    Chris Graham on 28th February 2020

    This 1960 Volkswagen T2 pick-up appears little changed from when it was found after almost 40 years in a barn. But all’s not what it seems.

  • The Sentinel Roadless Tractor

    The Sentinel Roadless Tractor

    Chris Graham on 20th February 2020

    Alan Barnes recounts the fascinating story of the Sentinel Roadless Tractor; a machine that deserved so much more commercial success.

  • The Bill Reid Memorial Roadrun

    The Bill Reid Memorial Roadrun

    Chris Graham on 16th February 2020

    This summer The Bill Reid Memorial Roadrun will be celebrating the life of a much-loved lorry enthusiast, Bill Reid, a founder of the Ayreshire Roadrun.

  • Exploring the polar regions

    Exploring the polar regions

    Chris Graham on 16th February 2020

    Exploring the polar regions is incredibly tough and unforgiving on both man and machines, Ed Burrows recounts some of the earliest, mechanised expeditions.

  • The Scammell Contractor remembered

    The Scammell Contractor remembered

    Chris Graham on 31st January 2020

    Bob Tuck takes a look back at one of Watford’s finest, the Scammell Contractor, and discovers it was far more versatile than its bigger crew-cab offspring.

  • Albion FT21 ‘Black Maria’

    Albion FT21 ‘Black Maria’

    Chris Graham on 31st January 2020

    Bob Weir samples one of the most celebrated Albion FT21 ‘Black Marias’ in Scotland, and really senses it’s murky, working history.

  • Crouch’s DAF classic

    Crouch’s DAF classic

    Chris Graham on 30th January 2020

    While the DAF Trucks-supplied XF530 now working at Crouch Recovery is great, it's the company's 1994 3600ATi that really caught our eye.

  • The fascinating road/rail story

    The fascinating road/rail story

    Chris Graham on 27th January 2020

    Malcolm Bates discovers a great batch of photos from the archives, depicting the UK commercial vehicle industry's fascinating road/rail story.

  • ERF’s 60th anniversary

    ERF’s 60th anniversary

    Chris Graham on 25th January 2020

    Dick Furniss takes a nostalgic look back at the spectacular rally held at Oulton Park in 1993, to celebrate ERF’s 60th anniversary.

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Leyland DAF FT80.300 Restoration

    Leyland DAF FT80.300 Restoration

    Chris Graham on 17th January 2020

    Though only a little over 25 years old, Gary Dwyer’s Leyland DAF FT80.300 is already likely to be a unique survivor. It’s also been the subject of a prize-winning restoration. Peter Simpson finds out more. As photographer Martyn and yours…

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