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  • The AEC story

    The AEC story

    Chris Graham on 8th March 2020

    Malcolm Bates tell the AEC story using many, previously unpublished photographs of its lorries, from the Southall factory files and major distributor, Oswald Tillotson.

  • Austin Maestro diesel mailvan reborn

    Austin Maestro diesel mailvan reborn

    Chris Graham on 8th March 2020

    This Austin Maestro diesel mailvan has been in preservation since 1991, but it’s certainly not had the easiest of post-working lives.

  • A wonderfully-restored Volvo F88

    A wonderfully-restored Volvo F88

    Chris Graham on 7th March 2020

    Pip Dunn tracks down a wonderfully-restored Volvo F88; an iconic classic truck from the 1970s, and discovers that it has an amazing story to tell.

  • Can you save an Ex-BR Commando?

    Can you save an Ex-BR Commando?

    Chris Graham on 29th February 2020

    Can you save an Ex-BR Commando? A 7.5-ton, 1978 Dodge Commando British Rail crewbus that worked out of Reading, and remains incredibly original.

  • The power of Rimpull  

    The power of Rimpull  

    Chris Graham on 28th February 2020

    Nick Baldwin takes a look at the power of Rimpull, one of the main suppliers of dumptrucks to the US surface-mined coal industry.

  • Thought-provoking Thornycroft

    Thought-provoking Thornycroft

    Chris Graham on 28th February 2020

    Here's a ‘thought-provoking Thornycroft’ which, though it’s been standing in a Devon field for many years, would make an interesting restoration.

  • 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.

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