BMC

  • Sprat & Winkle Run, 2021

    Sprat & Winkle Run, 2021

    Chris Graham on 5th January 2022

    With so many Covid-related cancelations, the 2021 Sprat & Winkle Run for classic commercials was really significant, as Peter Simpson reports.

  • 1966 Morris Minor mailvan

    1966 Morris Minor mailvan

    Chris Graham on 28th November 2021

    Mike Neale tells the story of another Mills Brothers light commercial restoration, this time a 1966 Morris Minor mailvan.

  • Classic mobile catering vehicles

    Classic mobile catering vehicles

    Chris Graham on 18th October 2021

    Peter Esposito looks at the foreign vans in use as classic mobile catering vehicles, together with some indigenous types.

  • Classic Morris commercials

    Classic Morris commercials

    Chris Graham on 25th June 2021

    Dick Furniss dips into his archive to present some wonderful images of classic Morris commercials he photographed in the 1980s.

  • Austin Minor Pick-up restoration

    Austin Minor Pick-up restoration

    Chris Graham on 30th May 2021

    Russ Harvey tells the story of his 15-year, Austin Minor Pick-up restoration, which was finally finished during lockdown.

  • Two 60-year-old Nuffield tractors

    Two 60-year-old Nuffield tractors

    Chris Graham on 18th May 2021

    Jonathan Whitlam tells the story of two 60-year-old Nuffield tractors, and the engine problems that dogged their production lives.

  • Morris J-Type van

    Morris J-Type van

    Chris Graham on 7th May 2021

    Bob Weir discovers a much-loved and well-used Morris J-Type van tucked away in a rather unusual, Lake District museum setting.

  • BMC’s half-tonner

    BMC’s half-tonner

    Chris Graham on 16th April 2021

    Peter Simpson profiles BMC’s half-tonner, the bigger, car-derived light commercial vehicle from the 1960s, and ponders a missed opportunity.

  • Preserved recovery trucks

    Preserved recovery trucks

    Chris Graham on 6th April 2021

    Retaining recovery vehicles has prolonged the life of many lorries, as Dudley Rhodes' preserved recovery truck images demonstrate.

  • Evolution of car transporters

    Evolution of car transporters

    Chris Graham on 2nd March 2021

    Bob Tuck explains the interesting evolution of car transporters from the 1960s; the ear in which car sales began to boom. Photographs: Ken Glendinning collection A rather young Ken Glendinning has a smiling face because he was allowed to drive…

  • Classic vans on test

    Classic vans on test

    Chris Graham on 24th February 2021

    Mike Forbes has selected some fascinating, archive photographs from the Chris Hodge ‘Stilltime’ Collection, showing classic vans on test. Ford replaced its out-dated E83W 10 cwt van in 1957 with the 400E. There were a number of derivatives, including the…

  • 1956 Austin A35 Pick-up

    1956 Austin A35 Pick-up

    Chris Graham on 23rd February 2021

    Even the owner of this beautifully-restored 1956 Austin A35 pick-up can’t help but wonder why the model was ever built. Nick Larkin tells the story. Photography: Matt Richardson Harry Douglas’ beautifully-restored 1956 Austin A35 Pick-up in full flight. If ever…

  • Classic Commer and Dodge vans

    Classic Commer and Dodge vans

    Chris Graham on 2nd February 2021

    Peter Simpson tells the interesting development story of the classic Commer and Dodge vans, the FC/PA/PB and the Spacevan. Classic Commer and Dodge vans: The Post Office was far and away the biggest fleet buyer of Commer vans, with red…

  • British lorries in Malta

    British lorries in Malta

    Chris Graham on 20th December 2020

    Carl Johnson brings us a great selection of photographs he took of the most interesting British lorries still operating in Malta during the 1990s. British lorries in Malta: A work-worn Guy Big J6 concrete mixer of Cement Mix, which is…