Classic & Vintage Commercials magazine is dedicated to heavy commercial vehicles. Focusing on the truck manufacturers from the heyday of road haulage over the past eight decades. Take a trip down memory lane with Britain’s best-selling classic road-haulage magazine. From reader’s restorations and recollections to company histories and archive images, you’ll find a welcome mix of nostalgia and news and even some classic trucks for sale.
Classic & Vintage Commercials
Syd’s Scammell Supersale! • David Reed travelled to Sheffield to see some of the Scammell R8s that worked for the legendary haulier Syd Harrison. After retirement and half a century storage for around 50 years, they are now for sale.
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CLUBS CALLOUT • Our regular look through the commercial vehicle club magazines.
SADLY PASSED AWAY • If you have a News story, e-mail email@example.com or write to The Editor, Classic and Vintage Commercials, 5 Yalding Hill, Downs Court, Yalding ME18 6AL
LEYLAND T45 • Peter Davies concludes his Leyland T45 trilogy with a look at the baby of the range…
TWO CABS ON MY WAGON
Civil Defence Ford?
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‘LOVE TRUCK’ RETURNS! • The second part of NICK LARKIN’S look at the history of Bedfordshire-based recovery firm Statham’s includes a magnificent 1972 Volvo F88 which is back after 17 years away. But why is it called The Love Truck?
1984 Seddon Atkinson 401
RIGHT ON KEW • Turn the clock back half a century or so and the likes of this Dodge 500-series were an everyday sight. James Kemp of Leslie’s traditional Scottish livery looks just right on this 1966 D800 flat mounted with a van body.
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THE KEV DENNIS COLLECTION • Wainfleet, Lincolnshire October 3
RESULTS KEVIN DENNIS AUCTION OCTOBER 3 2020 • All hammer prices below are Plus 6% Buyers Premium (7% if bidding online), with VAT on the Buyer’s Premium. No VAT on hammer price except where indicated. Everything in the Kevin Dennis Collection was sold without reserve.
Carrying on • We welcome photos of older lorries that are still in service for publication in this section. We can accept contributions by email – firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post to The Editor, Classic & Vintage Commercials, Kelsey Media, The Granary, Downs Court, Yalding Hill, Yalding ME18 6AL. Please provide as much (or as little) information about a vehicle as you are able and, before entering or taking photos on private property, please ensure that you have all the permissions that you need to be there, and to be taking photographs.
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‘SD’ – SHELVOKE & DREWRY • Mike Forbes previews the latest issue in the Vintage Roadscene Archive series of publications.
Magnificent Maestros? • Peter Simpson profiles the final mass-market light van from Longbridge, and gives some advice on finding and buying one.
COMPACT CAMPER • Keith Bullock has owned this 1971 Morris ½ ton SunTor Camper since 1983, but despite its superb condition, it’s never been off the road for a long-term restoration. Mike Neale tells the story…
Model Corner • Mike Neale profiles the various miniature Ford Thames ET6 and ET7 models that are available for enthusiasts and collectors.
COLLECTABLES • Nick Baldwin takes another of his periodic looks into the world of period collectables.
Club DIRECTORY • EVERY care has been taken in compiling this list...