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
FAMILY AFFAIR • This Dodge 500 has been connected to the Thomas family throughout its 50 year life. Now it’s been restored as a tribute to the much loved father and grandfather who drove it commercially. Peter Simpson tells the story.
GOOD NEWS ON TYRES?
Good news and bad news….
Viewline’s Post-Pickfords history
CLUBS CALLOUT • Our regular look through the commercial vehicle club magazines we receive
RENAULT MAGNUM • Pt 2: Peter Davies concludes the story he began last month with a look at the mechanical side, along with development before and after Volvo’s takeover.
Letters • YOUR VIEWS, COMMENTS AND RECOLLECTIONS…
No place like home • A superbly restored Foden S20, with a fascinating history, has returned home to its original owner, and is now looking as good as new. Well, sort of… Pip Dunn tells the story
A TALE OF TWO TANKERS • David Reed calls in on John Murphy to see his two similar but different eightwheel tankers.
NORTHERN HEAVY • Aberdeen is famous for its ‘Northern Lights’ but taking centre stage here is a ‘Northern Heavy’. This magnificent Foden 4400 artic of Alistair Blake from Laurencekirk is seen at Aberdeen Harbour in July 1996 against the backdrop of the supply ship ‘Arild Viking’.
PERFECT PATINA! • Peter Simpson visits a family-run removals business in rural Wales with a few surprises in store…
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Scottish Selection • As a schoolboy, regular Classic & Vintage Commercials reader Bob Stroud wrote to several lorry manufacturers asking for information. Most sent leaflets, but Bedford responded with some carefully-selected photographs…
J4 at 60! • The once seen everywhere J4 van is 60 years old. NICK LARKIN tells why it deserves to be much more in the public eye as a British icon.
MISSION OF MERCY • Rare Ford Transit Wadham Stringer ambulance conversion GUW 365N is also a bit of a television celebrity as Bob Weir recently discovered.
Model Corner • Mike Neale begins a two-part look at the various Mini van models made over the years
MAKING LORRIES • Pt4: Nick Baldwin continues his personal look at the changing face of lorry manufacture down the years.