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Heritage Commercials - August 2006

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8 Tip top tipper
This recently restored Atkinson eightwheeled bulk tipper gets the once over by renowned photojournalist, Alan Barnes.

14 News, eventsand reviews
Six pages crammed with news snippets, product reviews, the NE Scotland road run report and July’s events guide.

20 The VC Turner story
The Sussex transport company, VC Turner was founded in 1922 by Valentine Turner. This is a five page précis of their 60-year history.

26 Back to its roots
Jim Read took his ex-London Brick Co AEC Mammoth Major back to the Brickyard in which it spent most of its working life.

30 London Brick Co - Part II
Transport historian and writer Bill Aldridge takes a wonderfully illustrated look at the various types of vehicles and plant which operated within LBC.

36 Readers’ letters
Once again, five pages of memories and informed comment by you, the readership - keep it up.

42 Lofty and the Llamas
For all you thousands of Land Rover fans, here’s something different written by a fellow enthusiast, Stephen Pullen.

44 Gaydon 2006
Our own Jeff Colledge reported that this was the best event ever held at Gaydon - here’s his colourful three-page report.

48 Morag the Mountaineer
David Bowers brings us the story behind the co-ownership of this 1952 Scammell Mountaineer.

52 The Jevons’ memoirs
AC ‘Tony’ Jevon has sent in another superb two-page self-illustrated insight into his lorry driving life - it makes you feel cold just reading it!

54 From Little Acorns...
Part 1 - The name of Geoff Gilbert International is well respected within the haulage industry both here and abroad - how did he start?

60 Paul Gleeson’s gleamers
Globe-trotting Roger Hamlin sends us this report dealing with lorries owned by one of NZ’s most prolific restorers, Paul Gleeson.

63 From our archive
This month’s choice from the late Harry Harris’ collection deals with a vehicle AEC pinned much hope upon - their V8 Mandator.

66 Unipower at Glammis Castle
This almost quaint looking but unmistakably functional Unipower Hannibal is pictured by Bob Weir at the late Queen Mother’s favourite dwelling - Glammis Castle.

70 ICI Leyland Chieftain Restoration
David Craggs got to try Bob Bayliss’ superbly restored Scammell coupling equipped Leyland Chieftain and tanker trailer, around its natural environment.

76 Tyne Tees 2006
Jeff Colledge went up north to photograph this event and came back full of enthusiasm at the size and quality of the entry.

78 ‘I scream - you scream...’
Not satisfied with restoring one Commer ice cream van, the Metcalfes restored another - David Bowers reports on this pair of beauties.

82 The Knowles Volvo F88
Location, location, location - Alan Barnes always picks perfect ones as with his feature on Tony Knowles’ fabulous F88.

87 The Limbert ERF
This four-page feature not only covers the working life of the Limbert’s restored ERF, but the company’s history as well.

92 ADvintage
Bargains for sale and wanted - let’s have yours - the coupon is on page 88.