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Heritage Commercials - February 2006

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6 Potter's Wheels
Alan Barnes tells the restoration story and provenance of Paul Burton's ERF 54G, backed by his usual terrific photography.

11 News & Reviews
Three pages full of interest, which includes our 'product of the month', compiled by David Craggs.

28 Scammell Gathering
Gyles Carpenter likes photographing anything 'heavy' - that enthusiasm is evident - just check out page 28!

30 Pierce Arrow R8
Frank Bickerstaffe's exceptional R8 restoration is a real crowd pleaser, reports David Bowers.

14 Award Winning 306D
MB operator and enthusiast, Brian Blades, restored his 306D to use as a sales promoter and rally accommodation, writes Stephen Pullen.

18 Guy Vixen
This beauty started life as an open-sided seaside bus, but has seen a complete transformation - full story by Alan Barnes.

22 Fireman's Tales - Part VI
Another splendid three-page insight into the life of a fireman/driver in London. This month Alan Layland is confronted by tragedy.

26 Reader's Letters
We all look forward to these three pages every month - you've done it again, they're brilliant, keep 'em coming.

36 The Jevon Memoirs
This is part one of Tony Jevons' working memories, superbly written and illustrated by the man himself.

38 Six-wheeled Commer
When John Phillips wanted a means of transporting his two restored tractors, what better than a six-wheeled Commer two-stroke, writes Peter Norton.

42 On Location
Ace photographer, Simon V Hopkins has sent us this gem taken at the 2005 Dorset event - simply stunning.

44 LT Service Vehicles - Part I
They don't come much bigger than London Transport's fleet of service vehicles. This in depth six-page special by author Bill Aldridge covers their light commercials.

50 Looking Back At 2005
Professional photographer, David Walter has supplied us with this expert and colourful collection of 'pics' taken during 2005.

56 Jeff's Jottings
Our own photo-journalist, Jeff Colledge has compiled this informative look at the little known bus offerings from Morris Commercial.

58 Albion Clydesdale
Four factual pages gleaned from an Albion sales brochure - a treat for you Albion enthusiasts.

62 Bedford VAL
This fascinating feature by John Wakefield, looks at the history of this very unusual Bedford transporter.

64 Sismey's of Benwick

If you enjoy reading these five pages half as much as David Craggs did putting them together, you're in for a real treat.

69 Letter From Oz
Engineer and 'Brit' lorry enthusiast sent us this pictorial report on what's happening in WA.

70 Volvo N1 2
Volvo and Scammell enthusiast Paul Hammond's latest restoration, a Volvo Nl2 heavy haulage ballasted tractor is as 'beefy' as they come - enjoy.

75 ADvintage
Hundreds of bargains for the enthusiast - don't forget, readers advertise for FREE!