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Classic & Vintage Commercials

  • Austin A30/35 commercials

    Austin A30/35 commercials

    Chris Graham on 11th September 2020

    Peter Simpson tells the story of the popular Austin A30/35 commercials, and provides some up-to-the-minute buying advice.

  • A working, 1950s pick-up

    A working, 1950s pick-up

    Chris Graham on 21st August 2020

    Mike Neale reports on a rare and desirable working, 1950s pick-up that was bought and restored so that it could be used to transport and AJS motorcycle.

  • A terrific Thames Trader

    A terrific Thames Trader

    Chris Graham on 16th August 2020

    Ian Chadwick is building a fine collection of restored lorries. Peter Simpson samples one of his recent restorations, truly a terrific Thames Trader!

  • Pick up a Pilot!

    Pick up a Pilot!

    Chris Graham on 27th July 2020

    Peter Simpson reckons there are plenty of reasons to pick up a Pilot and, what’s more, there no time like the present to do so.

  • A brilliant Bedford

    A brilliant Bedford

    Chris Graham on 20th July 2020

    Clive Benton’s Bedford TM restoration has been 10 years in the making, but the result is a brilliant Bedford. Peter Simpson tells the story of how, and why…

  • My special Commer Paralanian

    My special Commer Paralanian

    Chris Graham on 16th July 2020

    Mike Neale meets up with a rather special Commer Paralanian, which is now in highly appropriate ownership for a Rootes Group product.

  • Leyland 15 pick-up rebuild

    Leyland 15 pick-up rebuild

    Chris Graham on 12th July 2020

    Paul Anderson undertook a unique Leyland 15 pick-up rebuild to create a support vehicle for his classic aeroplane. This is the story, in his own words.

  • 1934 Leyland Cub

    1934 Leyland Cub

    Chris Graham on 7th July 2020

    Less than four years ago, this 1934 Leyland Cub was a very incomplete wreck, and had already been used as a parts donor. Peter Simpson tells its story.

  • Superbly-restored 1939 Foden DG5

    Superbly-restored 1939 Foden DG5

    Chris Graham on 1st May 2020

    David Reed drops in on Steve Boot, to see his superbly-restored 1939 Foden DG5; a recent returnee to the rally scene, following many years away and a second rebuild.

  • Royal Navy Austin K2/Y restored

    Royal Navy Austin K2/Y restored

    Chris Graham on 29th March 2020

    This 1943 Royal Navy Austin K2/Y ambulance has spent far more of its life ferrying farm workers and produce around, than transporting injured military personnel, as Richard Gunn explains.

  • Lucky Scania survivor!

    Lucky Scania survivor!

    Chris Graham on 13th March 2020

    Although Jon and Jamie Holey’s restored 1987 Scania 142M had a relatively short working life, it was a far from easy one. Peter Simpson meets this lucky Scania survivor, and its enthusiastic owners.

  • 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.

  • Eastern Counties Vintage Show is on!

    Eastern Counties Vintage Show is on!

    Chris Graham on 28th February 2020

    The Eastern Counties Vintage Show is going ahead at the usual Royal Norfolk Showground venue, over the weekend of March 21st-22nd.

  • 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.

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