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
REFURBISHED RESTORATION! • Charles Pateman has chosen an unusual but entirely appropriate look for his latest project; he has restored his 1947 Bedford O as a refurbished lorry of the 1960s. Peter Simpson tells the story.
The restoration in photos
RETURNING TO NORMAL? • If you have a News story, e-mail email@example.com write or to The Editor, Classic and Vintage Commercials, 5 Yalding Hill, Downs Court, Yalding ME18 6AL
CLUB CALL-OUT • Our regular look-through the commercial vehicle club magazines
SPRAT & WINKLE RUN 2021 IS ON!
VOLVO F88 • Pt 2: Peter Davies concludes his in-depth look at the lorry which established the reputation Volvo Trucks still enjoys today.
Letters • YOUR VIEWS, COMMENTS AND RECOLLECTIONS…
JOHNNY MURPHY’S TIPPERS • PART 2: Following on from last month’s introduction, David Reed tells the story of Johnny’s newly-completed Fords D-Series restoration.
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Carrying on • We welcome photos of older lorries (15 years and older) 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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BEDFORD 90TH ANNIVERSARY ROAD RUN
HARDWICK’S HISTORY • Last month, we featured a pair of Fodens owned by Darren Clark, a descendant of the well-known Hardwick family, who were involved in pretty-much everything from crane hire to scrapping steam vehicles. Unsurprisingly, Darren has a few interesting photos to share.
AUSTRALIAN A30 • Mike Neale tells the story of a 1955 AV4 Austin A30 with a slightly surprising background.
RARITY UNDER RESTORATION • A rare Morris LD SWB pantechnicon has recently been discovered by an East Sussex removal specialist, and is undergoing an extensive restoration. It’s also spurred the owner to start a small collection of historic light removals vehicles. Peter Simpson tells the story.
MORRIS J2 & AUSTIN • This month Mike Neale looks at some miniature BMCs…
BLACK GOLD • Pt2: Nick Baldwin looks at the crucial role payed by Scammell in worldwide oil exploration and extraction.
ARRAN IN LOCKDOWN • Nick Baldwin begins a two-part series on researching a little-known Hertfordshire lorry make, most of the work for which was carried out during lockdown.
Next month • Coming up in the August...