Heritage Commercials | May 2006

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Heritage Commercials - May 2006

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3 Welcome - The Editors Comment..
This month saw me heading to Cornwall to chat to Martin Caddy’s Commercial Vehicle Enthusiasts’ Club at Redruth.

6 Serious About Sentinel
Neil and Maggie Matlock’s beautifully restored four-wheeled Sentinel comes under Alan Barnes’ discerning eye.

14 Austin K2 Film Star
This ‘Katy’ ambulance survived its army career, has been restored twice and made two on-screen appearances, writes Brian Howes.

10 News & Reviews -
Three pages filled with news snippets, cream of the current product crop and event updates.

18 Max Café Gathering
This is Gyles Carpenter’s first rally photo-shoot of the year at a brand new venue - The Max Café.

20 Prolific Commer Collector
On his latest trip ‘down under’, Roger Hamlin made a unique find - a collection of 26 Commers languishing in NZ.

26 Readers’ Letters
We never tire of reading your letters - don’t forget lads and lasses, the excellent Corgi prizes are well worth winning.

30 Events Guide
A wide-ranging guide to events nationwide which are taking place during August and September.

34 Snowy Mountain Project
Alan Barnes investigates this world-class engineering project and the involvement of British lorries and plant.

40 The Jevons Memoirs
Ex-driver Tony Jevons’ story continues, and focuses on the darker side of his working life - seriously moving.

42 On Location
This is for all you thousands of AEC enthusiasts out there - Mike Higlett’s 1953 Mammoth Major Mk II.

44 Where Are They Now?
Hauliers son, Jim Murden, wonders what has happened to the company’s old lorries and drivers.

46 Michelin’s Morris
Michelin celebrated its centenary by reproducing an original Morris service van, details by Peter Norton.

52 Eley Transport Ltd
Viv Corbin has sent us an excellent potted history of this nationally renowned Welsh company.

54 Model Mania
This month’s spotlight falls on Corgi’s interpretation of the Pollock fleet past and present.

56 Foden FG Range
Extracts from a Foden sales brochure featuring the FG5/12 and FG6/12 models.

60 Thames Trader Tipper
Syd Corlett replicated one of his dad’s old workhorses - a Thames Trader tipper, reports David Bowers.

66 Emerging Classic - ERF
An ERF ‘C’ series is restored in its original Brian Harris livery - pictures and story by Alan Barnes.