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Heritage Commercials - June 2005

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Will It Make Truckfest?
Colin Woods started to restore an F86 6x2 tipper to take to Truckfest at Peterborough. Dave Craggs tells of the man and his machine and its restoration.

News & Reviews
Three pages that will keep you informed about events and products.

Bedford ‘O’ Type Tanker
Alan Barnes tells of the history of the tanker in words and superior pictures.

It’s A Beaut’ Ute.
From ‘Down Under’ comes the tale of a 1934 Ford V8 Coupe Utility pick-up. Bob Riley reveals the history and tells of the restoration of this beaut’.

London’s Burning - Part II
Last month’s edition told of Alan Layland’s ambition to drive fire appliances, but this month sees our hero going to his first Station following initial training - good stuff.

Readers’ Letters
It’s your turn to have your say.

History Of The Motor Caravan
Here at HC, we like to bring you something different, this is just such a feature, it’s fascinating.

A To Z Report
Gyles Carpenter spends most weekends snapping entrants at rallies and runs around the country, this one is from the CTP event.

Buses Galore
Jeff Colledge reports from this year’s Cobham event including the launch of a Guy Arab II double-decker.

Left In A Will
A Jowett pick-up that was bequeathed to Mike Fishwick makes a good feature and when accompanied by quality pictures by David Bowers it becomes a ‘must read’.

On Location
This Rosemary Mutimer centre-fold picture just oozes quality, instantly propelling the viewer back to their childhood.

Scottish Seddon Restoration
For the first restoration he ever tackled, Andrew Stirling has made an unbelievable job of his Mk5 - check out Bob Weir’s report.

Poet Lorryate
Lorry-driver, Trevor Harrison, has been writing poetry for years - we hope you’ll like them.

Kirkby Stephen Rally 2005
This event always brings out some fabulous and sometimes different commercials, Jeff Colledge reports that this year is no exception.

Tanker by Albion - Oil by Castrol
David Bowers found a stunning location to capture this fabulous Albion Chieftain tanker in Castrol livery, and to chat to its owner about the restoration.

From our archives
LAD cabbed Dodge lorries proved popular with both operators and their drivers -recapture the period with this brochure extracted from the Harry Harris collection.

Auction Results
Auctioneers, Thimbleby & Shorland, brought the gavel down on some gems at Donington - here are the results.

Something specialin Sussex
Alan Barnes tells the story of the restoration of a MkIII AEC Mandator by two lorry driving enthusiasts with all the work being carried out under tarpaulins.

Rarely Seen Classics
Roger Hamlin, our man in the Antipodes, has done it again when he photographed a rarely seen collection - some of which could be for sale shortly.