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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SUPER SCANIA • Jacko Hughes’ 1979 Scania 111 wowed many when it made its post-restoration debut on this year’s Ayrshire Run. David Reed talks to the proud owner about his fine restoration, which was completed during lockdown.
NEWARK IN NOVEMBER…
NEWS IN BRIEF
SEDDON 32:FOUR • Peter Davies begins an in-depth analysis of the final Seddon diesel, and the Oldham firm’s first 32-tonner…
Letters • YOUR VIEWS, COMMENTS AND RECOLLECTIONS…
SUPER SWISS! • Saurer lorries were massively advanced for their age, featuring things like power brakes, power steering and range-change transmissions years before such things were common in Britain. Peter Simpson tracks down a pair that are preserved in the UK, and learns some more…
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SCAMMELL PEDIGREE • 1980 saw the launch of a new Leyland range, the T45, including Constructor rigid eight-wheelers like this impressive bulk powder tanker of Longcliffe Quarries. But was it a Leyland or a Scammell? It was in fact more of a Scammell – designed and built at Watford. To acknowledge its true pedigree it had a tiny Scammell badge added in front of the name ‘Constructor’.
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FAMILY AFFAIR • Pt2: Des Hill concludes the ‘story in pictures’ of his family’s Nottinghamshire-based haulage business.
MODEL CORNER BEDFORD S-TYPE • Mike Neale begins a two-part look at miniature versions of the Big Bedford that have been made over the years.
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PRACTICAL PUG! • Mike Neale tells the story of Peugeot’s 403-based pick-ups, and tracks down one in the UK that has a rather unusual acquisition story.
HILLMAN HUSKY! • The Hillman Husky was a true dual-purpose vehicle, and a classic example of Rootes marketing excellence. Peter Simpson tells the story, and tracks down a lucky survivor that’s been restored from chicken-shed condition.
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BLACK GOLD • Pt 4: Nick Baldwin continues his series on oilfield exploration lorries with a look at the part played by Berliet and Kenworth.
Next month • Coming up in the November 2021 issue of Classic & Vintage Commercials OUT in the shops, Friday October 29
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