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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ALL THAT GLITTERS… • Wayne Blake’s newly-restored Volvo F10 looked pretty good when bought, but under the skin a lot of work was needed to bring it up to his standard. Peter Simpson tells the story…
JCB’S ERFS TO BE WITHDRAWN • If you have a News story, e-mail email@example.com or write to The Editor, Classic and Vintage Commercials, 5 Yalding Hill, Downs Court, Yalding ME18 6AL
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LEYLAND SOCIETY LATEST
MORRIS CARS 1948-84 • If you have a News story, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or write to The Editor, Classic and Vintage Commercials, 5 Yalding Hill, Downs Court, Yalding ME18 6AL
SEALEY’S 2021 BODYSHOP PROMOTION
SOLAR CHARGER FROM GUNSON
NEWS IN BRIEF
BEDFORD M-TYPE • Pt.2: Peter Davies concludes his in-depth analysis with a look at multifuel engines and some non-military applications.
Letters • YOUR VIEWS, COMMENTS AND RECOLLECTIONS…
A MODEL RESTORATION • Derek Horton is a massive ERF fan, having run them in his transport business for many years. He has also restored a 1962 KV that has been modelled by Exclusive First Editions. David Reed tells the story.
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SOUNDS OF THE SIXTIES • Modern lorries have to conform to strict noise limits but, if you could turn the clock back 50 or 60 years, you could witness the fabulous sounds of good old-fashioned diesels echoing through the streets, none more memorable than the penetrating howl of a Foden FD6 two-stroke as fitted to this classic FE6/15 acid tanker of the Murgatroyd Salt & Chemical Co. Here it is captured on camera driving through Luton town centre in February 1965. Behind it is an equally classic Luton Corporation Transport Leyland PD2 in red livery from before the LCT fleet was absorbed into United Counties in 1970.
MALCOLM’S MEMORIES • A final selection of images – for now, anyway – from Malcolm Ladd’s personal collection
RED LETTER DAYS • During his 52 year career in the haulage industry Len Janes bought around 100 secondhand lorries and restored a further 12. In the first of a two-part series NICK LARKIN hears about Len’s early years and his latest project.
MARVELLOUS MUSEUM MASCOT • With – hopefully – traditional tourist attractions set to start reopening, Bob Weir has a suggestion for anyone who likes Morris J Types and finds themselves near the Lake District this summer.
DRIVING YOUR NEW VOLVO • A look inside a 1977 driver’s guide gives a glimpse of how the world of lorry-driving was changing.
FORD TRANSIT MK1 • Pt2: having looked at toy Transits last month, Mike Neale covers models made for collectors…
THE STORY OF SAVIEM • Pt2: Nick Baldwin concludes the epic tale with a look at what happened to the brand in the sixties and seventies…
Next month • Coming up in the June 2021 issue of Classic & Vintage Commercials OUT Friday May 28