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.
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YOU NEED FRIENDS • Terry Jones had a lot of help from friends during the restoration of his 1953 Bedford, and the completed project has introduced him to more. Peter Simpson tells the story…
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FORD CARGO • Peter Davies begins an in-depth analysis of the blue oval’s 1980s success-story…
Letters • YOUR VIEWS, COMMENTS AND RECOLLECTIONS…
MEMORIES OF STONEFIELD
MIGHTY MANDATORS • Bob Weir recently discovered two veterans living near Edinburgh, and explains a little of the story of AEC’s ill-fated V8.
TK STILL WORKING • Unlike most classic hospitality units which are conversions, this one was built like it by a South Coast Fire Brigade. Douglas MacDonald tells the story…
BUXTON BOYS RUN August 16 2020 • David Reed reports on a highly successful road run from a year when chances to get out at all were very limited…
GREAT BRITON • This classic 1961 Atkinson L1786 of Craddock Bros from Wolverhampton serves as a poignant reminder of Britain’s once proud history in commercial vehicle design and manufacturing. Other vehicles seen here include Foden, Bedford, Ford and AEC (if you count the Routemaster) – all once-famous makes that have disappeared over the half-century since this shot was taken in London’s East India Dock Road on September 15 1970.
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BOYHOOD PHOTO COLLECTION • As a schoolboy in the early 1960s, Malcolm Ladd loved lorries, and wrote to several of the leading haulage companies of the late fifties asking if they would send him photos of their fleets. Several did just that…
NEW! SPECIAL EDITION CELEBRATING THE MIGHTY ANTAR
AUSTIN ANOMOLY • Even the owner of this beautifully restored 1956 Austin A35 pick-up can’t help but wonder why the model was ever built. NICK LARKIN tells the story.
MODEL CORNER MINI VANS IN MINIATURE • Mike Neale concludes his two-parter with a look at some post-1992 collectors models
MAKING LORRIES • Pt5: Nick Baldwin concludes his personal look at manufacturing down the years.