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Heritage Commercials - April 2006

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6 Truly Invincible
This Guy Invincible has racked up one million miles, mostly delivering furniture overseas - Alan Barnes brings you its story plus other super archive pics.

12 News & Reviews
Three pages filled with news snippets, ‘tell it like it is’ product reviews and a guide to this month’s major events.

16 Looking Back
Reader, Mario Hoblyn takes a nostalgic look back at his driving/contracting days.

18 Martin Walter Restorations
David Bowers takes an in-depth look at two beautiful restorations involving two Martin Walter Ltd’s products.

23 Readers’ Letters
You’ve really excelled yourselves this month - we’ve had to give you more page and an extra Corgi prize to boot - superb.

32 Events Guide
A Guide to interesting and wide-ranging events for the months of June and July 2006 - keep it handy!

36 The Jevon Memoirs
Tony Jevon’s brilliant self-illustrated offering, this month, covers his time with FJ Reeves of Totnes.

38 Venerable Vulcan
Andrew Cook has undertaken a fastidious restoration of this 1925 Vulcan, reports Bob Weir - is it a VSC or a VSD? Whichever, it’s magnificent.

42 On Location
Chris and Jane Haines are captured here blasting up the Llanberis Pass, in their pride and joy, by David Craggs.

44 Snowy Mountain Antars
This archive feature, by Alan Barnes, aided by members of the Thornycroft Society, is worth the cover price on its own.

50 Fireman’s Shouts Part VII
Alan Layland gives us another insight into the life of a fireman/driver, backed by a superb Ivan Wilding cartoon.

56 Leyland ‘two pedal’ Beaver
This month’s brochure looks at the Beaver assembly line as well as explaining the ‘two pedal’ gear-change arrangement.

58 Battery Power
You can rely on Brian Howes for something interesting and unusual - this time, it’s the history of battery/electric commercials

62 Morris FGK 40
What’s bright orange, fastidiously restored and resides in Essex? Malcolm Turner’s Morris of course, writes Peter Norton.

66 The Thompson Foden
This feature covers the problems and pleasures encountered during the restoration of Peter and Joyce Thompson’s ex-Breedon Foden eight-wheeled tipper.