Vintage Roadscene

  • 1978 London to Brighton Road Run

    1978 London to Brighton Road Run

    Chris Graham on 30th August 2021

    Peter Esposito takes a nostalgic look back at the variety of interesting vehicles that took part in the 1978 London to Brighton Road Run. 1978 London to Brighton Road Run: Sentinel S6, BRF 200, of 1933 was the first six-wheeled…

  • 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.

  • The first all-weather fire engines

    The first all-weather fire engines

    Chris Graham on 19th August 2021

    Ron Henderson discusses the belated introduction of the first, all-weather fire engines that protected crews from the weather and accidents.

  • ERF 44G tipper

    ERF 44G tipper

    Chris Graham on 12th August 2021

    Malcolm Bates recently found a period black and white print of a rather special ERF 44G tipper in an old file and, well, it got him thinking.

  • Ford Thames Trader

    Ford Thames Trader

    Chris Graham on 23rd July 2021

    Peter Esposito explains the important role that the Ford Thames Trader played for London Transport from the late 1950s onwards.

  • Silver fire engines

    Silver fire engines

    Chris Graham on 27th June 2021

    Ron Henderson discusses how fire service appliances haven’t always been finished in red paint, with a special look at silver fire engines.

  • 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.

  • Classic vehicles galore!

    Classic vehicles galore!

    Chris Graham on 10th June 2021

    We dip into Nina Smith’s postcard collection once again, and offer you a another trip down memory lane, with classic vehicles galore!

  • Classic tippers and dumpers

    Classic tippers and dumpers

    Chris Graham on 20th May 2021

    Mike Forbes presents photos from the Chris Hodge ‘Stilltime’ archive featuring classic tippers and dumpers in different quarry settings.

  • The 1970s Chubb Pursuer crash tender  

    The 1970s Chubb Pursuer crash tender  

    Chris Graham on 16th May 2021

    Ron Henderson tells the story of the Chubb Pursuer crash tender; an airfield accident response vehicle that ended up on the road, instead.

  • Bus company breakdown trucks

    Bus company breakdown trucks

    Chris Graham on 9th May 2021

    Dudley Rhodes offers a selection of photos featuring bus company breakdown trucks, many of which were themselves converted, classic buses.

  • Classic vehicle dioramas

    Classic vehicle dioramas

    Chris Graham on 28th April 2021

    Graham McQueen explains how his classic vehicle dioramas display models in realistic settings to bring the past to life in miniature.

  • Land Rover-based fire appliances

    Land Rover-based fire appliances

    Chris Graham on 27th April 2021

    Ron Henderson tells the story of some very interesting but comparatively rare Land Rover-based fire appliances.

  • 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.