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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MAGNIFICENT MIXER! • Paul Bibby’s newly restored 1972 Ford D Series concrete mixer is ready for the new season. David Reed travelled to Worcester to find out about its fabulous four-year restoration.
SCAMMELLS AT GAYDON
MYSTERY FODEN IDENTIFIED
MICK CLARK 1944-2021
ROOTES LOAN REPAID!
NICK’S LIFE STORY
HINO • Peter Davies begins an in-depth look at the Japanese range which proved popular with UK operators but rather less so with domestic manufacturers such as Leyland…
FILM STAR AUSTIN • This 1943 Austin K2 has led a somewhat chequered career ranging from starring in a well-known film to standing abandoned in a garden. Now, though, it’s back and serving tea again. Mike Neale tells the story.
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TOP CLASS ATKI • As British classics go, this Atkinson ‘Black Knight’ drawbar outfit from the famous Holt Lane Transport fleet was well and truly at the top of its class. Doubtless, a modern day driver would find it quite challenging to drive but 55 years ago it was ‘state of the art’ and any drivers worth their salt back then could handle the Gardner/David Brown driveline with ease. ATD898E is seen here taking a break at Scratchwood M1 Services in July 1970. It is loaded with around 20 tons of copper ingots destined for British Insulated Callender’s Cables at Prescot.
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WHITBY TRACTION ENGINE RALLY • David Reed takes to trip up to the North Yorkshire coast…
SILVERDALE OF BIRMINGHAM • Back in 2020, Richard Maile shared with us some photos of his late father’s meat transport business HJC Maile. However, as a satisfied customer with specialist knowledge, HJC also became the ‘Smithfield Agent’ for Silverdale Motor Bodies Additional information: Peter Davies
SCOTTISH HALF-TONNER • William Houston’s tidy-looking Austin ‘A60’ half-ton van has a slight difference from most of its age. Bob Weir tells the story.
AT THE AUCTIONS • The Editor reports from Anglia Car Auctions first sale of 2022 and their first classic sale since 2020 with buyers in attendance.
THE ORIGINS OF THE CLASSIC COMMERCIAL MOTOR SHOW • With things looking like returning to normal, Peter Davies looks back to the start of one of the few lorry events that was able to keep running throughout the pandemic…
THE SHERPA FAMILY • Mike Neale takes a look at some miniature versions of the van range with more names than most…
ARRAN THE MISSING LINK • Pt4: Nick Baldwin concludes his lockdown research project with some correction and clarification
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