Heritage Commercials | June 2002

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Bedford trucks - and Bristol buses - remembered.

Headliners
An off-road Scammell gathering that wasn’t for the faint-hearted!

Pintas, Parcels and Bulls!
Peter Durham meets the man who’s restored two superb Austin K2 parcel-carrying vehicles - and filled them with authentic contents!

Through the Alphabet - Backwards!
Participant John Reeves reports on Commercial Transport in Preservation’s highly-successful A-Z Run.

News
Rhapsody in ‘Bradford blue’; classics at Fort Brockhurst; Austin and Morris Day at Brooklands.

Reflections of 1952
In this the Queen’s Jubilee Year, Alan Earnshaw looks back to the eventful year of 1952, with some great illustrationas from the Vauxhall archive.

What’s On
Our monthly listing of top heritage commercial events to visit.

Spring Fever at Donington
Jeff Colledge reports from a well-organised commercial vehicle gathering and auction at the famous East Midlands motor racing circuit.

Final Fling of GWR Road Vehicles
Alan Earnshaw considers the latters years of the road vehicle fleet of the Great Western Railway.

Letters
Another four pages of your much-valued views and comments.

Curries All Round!
Currie European Managing Director Thomas W. Barrie tells how a small agricultural contracting business grew into the leading road haulier we know today.

Roadside Ramblings
It wasn’t only the train-spotters that Ian Allan abc books were catering for 50 years ago.

An Old Sea Salt!
In ‘Restoration in Practice’ Mike Berry recalls the work undertaken on a badly-corroded AEC double-decker from Morecambe & Heysham.

On Location
A beautiful 1955 Leyland Comet is the subject of Peter Durham’s centre-spread photograph this month.

Bristol Born, Bristol Bred
With some stunning photography, Peter Durham meets Bristol-born Myles Tantram, whose early observations of the local Tramways & Carriage Company’s vehicles greatly influenced a later hobby.

Tanks for the Memory!
Robert Duke looks at road tanker vehicles through the years.

The Outstanding Dennis F24s
‘Firemaster’ continues his series on one of the most versatile range of fire appliances ever built.

Another Kirkby Stephen Winner!
David Bowers reports on the fourth Kirkby Stephen Classic Commercial Vehicle Rally.

Livestock from the Dales
Agriculture and road transport have had a long dependency on each other, as Roy Mackareth recalls.

The Hectic World of Bells and Two-Tones
Ken Rimell visits the owners of a unique collection of emergency vehicles that are constantly utilised by the TV and film business.

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Driving Days
Ian Dutton recalls life behind the steering wheel with a small Cheshire transport firm.

The Heavy Mob
Derek Rayner paints a picture of the transport of Leeds heavy engineering products before and during the Second World War.