Thames Trader

  • Classic & Vintage Commercials Show 2021

    Classic & Vintage Commercials Show 2021

    Chris Graham on 11th October 2021

    Peter Simpson reports from this year’s Classic & Vintage Commercials Show held at the British Motor Museum, in Gaydon, Staffordshire.

  • Classic UK postcard collection

    Classic UK postcard collection

    Chris Graham on 25th August 2021

    Keith Cruttenden presents another fascinating selection of classic UK postcards featuring a nostalgic range of vehicles.

  • 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.

  • County Super-6 buying guide

    County Super-6 buying guide

    Chris Graham on 21st January 2021

    When new, there was little to touch the performance of the County Super-6. But what are the prospects for buying and owning one today? Chris Graham investigates. County Super-6: Totally distinctive and extremely effective. This is a post-1963 model that…

  • 1958 Albion Chieftain lorry

    1958 Albion Chieftain lorry

    Chris Graham on 12th January 2021

    Bob Weir went to Glasgow’s East End to meet Alex Morrison and his superb Albion Chieftain lorry. Alex Morrison takes his 1958 Albion Chieftain lorry to Scottish shows on a regular basis. It’s a particular favourite at the open days…

  • Commercials on show at Gaydon

    Commercials on show at Gaydon

    Chris Graham on 19th September 2020

    Peter Simpson reports on an excellent event which, despite Covid-19 restrictions, saw many excellent commercials on show at Gaydon.

  • 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!

  • China clay classics

    China clay classics

    Chris Graham on 7th August 2020

    Here's another evocative collection of photographs taken of China clay classics – lorries at Par and other Cornish ports, from David Vaughan.

  • Clay from the Cornish ports

    Clay from the Cornish ports

    Chris Graham on 21st June 2020

    David Vaughan takes a nostalgic look at the industrial infrastructure that made the export of clay from Cornish ports a viable proposition.