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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CLASSIC CRANE! • When offered a ‘free’ crane on condition they restored it, Neal and Nigel Davis were anticipating a breakdown lorry of some kind. What they received, however, was a bit different and a lot larger. Peter Simpson tells the story…
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ASH ON THE MEND
RUN INTO WALES
VOLVOS AT WORK
COMMERCIALS SELL AT KELSALL • There was a good selection of vehicles at Malcolm Harrison’s Northwest Vintage Auction on September 18.
INTERNATIONAL ‘LOADSTAR’ • Peter Davies looks back at an ambitious but unsuccessful attempt by International Harvester of Chicago to build and sell its trucks in the UK.
CLASSIC CLYDESDALE • The Leyland Clydesdale was one of the last British-built workhorses of the 1970s and was especially popular as a tipper. Enthusiast Allan Steel from East Kilbride near Glasgow owns a superb example, as Bob Weir recently discovered.
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MORRIS MEMORIES • Here’s a true classic from the early 1950s that should stir a few memories. This Morris Commercial CV two-tonner of 1951 vintage was photographed almost 58 years ago, still working at the grand old age of 14 years. It is seen here delivering to a corner shop in Durham Road, Luton in February 1965. Van enthusiasts might also appreciate the split-screen Bedford CA that is visible in the background.
SPRAT & WINKLE 2021 • With most 2021 HCVS events falling victim to Covid, the season-closing Sevenoaks to Hastings Sprat and Winkle Run was especially significant this year. Peter Simpson was there…
NEW! REMEMBERING THE NINETIES
ASTLE PARK RALLY
TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL? • Mike Neale tracks down a remarkably original 1976 Bedford CF School Minibus.
AUSTIN SEVEN MAN! • Bob Thrower is a leading Austin Seven expert who’s owned the same saloon since 1954 and has also restored a stunning 1937 van that he bought in 1970. Peter Simpson meets the man and finds out more about his lifelong love of baby Austins…
MODEL CORNER FORD 5CWT SIDEVALVE VANS • Pt1: Mike Neale begins a two-part series with a look at some sit-up-and-beg models
FIAT’S FRIENDS AND FOES • Nick Baldwin begins a two-part look at Fiat’s extensive and somewhat complex and convoluted role in Italy’s commercial vehicle manufacturing industry…
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