Road Haulage Archive #12 - Circus Transport
Issue #12 - Circus Transport
Lorry enthusiasts have always been fascinated by circus and fairground vehicles, probably because the majority of these lorries are enjoying a second lease of life. They were formerly with road haulage or perhaps military operators before; one enjoyable aspect is working out which fleet they came from. They are usually fitted with special bodies for their new role, as well as pulling trailers, often road trains with more than one under a ‘showman’s licence’, adding even more interest.
This publication contains over 400 pictures of circus vehicles from the 1950s to the 1990s, with 18 different circuses, including Billy Smart’s, Chipperfields, Gerry Cottle’s and other well-known and lesser-known names. The pictures were mostly taken on circus grounds, with the big top in the background. A few of the vehicles might have made it into preservation, but most are just fond memories, brought back to life by these pictures.
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