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  • 1960s AEC Mandators

    1960s AEC Mandators

    Chris Graham on 26th February 2021

    Bob Weir recently discovered two 1960s AEC Mandators living near Edinburgh, and explains a little of the story of AEC’s ill-fated V8. Brian McBride and his V8 Mandator; he’s been driving lorries for most of his life. The twin-axle, 1960s…

  • 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 commercial vehicles

    Classic commercial vehicles

    Chris Graham on 19th February 2021

    David Reed reports on last summer’s very successful Derbyshire Road Run, organised for classic commercial vehicles. Classic commercial vehicles: Entrants at the start of the Derbyshire Road Run, in Buxton. The 2020 Derbyshire Road Run for classic commercial vehicles attracted…

  • Neath Valley Collection

    Neath Valley Collection

    Chris Graham on 14th February 2021

    Peter Simpson enjoys a rare invitation to look around the massive but little-known Neath Valley collection of vintage and classic vehicles. Photography: Martyn Barnwell Ian Davies with just three lorries from his amazing Neath Valley Vehicle Collection. When it comes…

  • 1953 Bedford OSB tipper

    1953 Bedford OSB tipper

    Chris Graham on 10th February 2021

    Given the quality of Terry Jones’ 1953 Bedford OSB tipper, you’d never guess it was restored 25 years ago. Peter Simpson tells the story. Terry Jones’ superb 1953 Bedford OSB tipper was restored over a three-year period almost 25 years…

  • 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…

  • 1958 Foden S20 lorry

    1958 Foden S20 lorry

    Chris Graham on 25th January 2021

    Pip Dunn discovers a superbly-restored, 1958 Foden S20 lorry that, at long last, is now back with its original owner. David Ping’s 1958 Forden S20 lorry started life as an 8×4 tipper. While I admit my preference for old lorries…

  • Ford Transit ambulance TV star!

    Ford Transit ambulance TV star!

    Chris Graham on 17th January 2021

    Kenny Moffat’s rare, 1974 Ford Transit ambulance is a bit of a television celebrity, as Bob Weir discovers.   Kenny Moffat’s rare, 1974 Transit ambulance is fitted with a specialist Wadham Stringer body made from glassfibre. Kenny Moffat is an…

  • 1952 Bedford O-Type lorry

    1952 Bedford O-Type lorry

    Chris Graham on 5th January 2021

    From livestock transporter to exhibit in a unique transport museum, this 1952 Bedford O-Type has spent nearly 70 years in a small area of rural Essex, as Nick Larkin reports. This 1952 Bedford O-type looks totally at home in rural…

  • 1935 Austin 12/4 Pick-up

    1935 Austin 12/4 Pick-up

    Chris Graham on 12th December 2020

    Mike Neale spotted this amazingly original 1935 Austin 12/4 Pick-up at the end last year’s HCVS Brighton Run, and felt obliged to find out more. Austin 12/4 Pick-up: Roy and Ian Sutton celebrate completing the 2019 HCVS London to Brighton…

  • Beautifully-restored 1970 Atkinson Viewline

    Beautifully-restored 1970 Atkinson Viewline

    Chris Graham on 5th December 2020

    David Batty’s 1970 Atkinson Viewline has taken a long time to come good, but it’s been well worth the wait, as Peter Simpson discovers.

  • Rare Morris SunTor Camper

    Rare Morris SunTor Camper

    Chris Graham on 23rd November 2020

    Keith Bullock has owned this rare, 1971 Morris SunTor Camper since 1983, and it’s never been off the road for a long-term restoration.

  • Tatty but loveable Thames Utilicon

    Tatty but loveable Thames Utilicon

    Chris Graham on 15th November 2020

    This tatty but loveable Thames Utilicon has enjoyed a fascinating past, including the most unlikely film role, as Nick Larkin reports.

  • Childhood dream car

    Childhood dream car

    Chris Graham on 9th November 2020

    After much searching, Michael Hölzl finally tracked-down his childhood dream car, as Mike Neale explains. The model might surprise you!

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