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Heritage Commercials - September 2006

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6 Mk II AEC Mercury
Geoff Brandon’s well known for his fabulous Thames Trader restoration (HC May 04). His latest, a Mk II AEC Mercury is equally stunning.

12 News & Reviews
Keeping you up to date with commercial vehicle-related news and products.

14 The Ayrshire Road Run
This is one of the highlights in photographer Gyles Carpenter’s crowded diary - this year’s event was no exception.

16 Events Guide
This two-page guide to ‘Whats On’ covers the month of August until your next HC goes on sale.

18 Scammell Dumper
Alan Barnes and a team of Scammell enthusiasts take a Scammell Mountaineer dump truck into a quarry and just simply play!

24 Readers’ Letters
You never let us at HC down - another fabulous selection of comments from you the readers.

28 Guy Motors Part I
This fabulously illustrated factual feature submitted by Guy expert, Robin Hannay, more than deserves the extensive space allocated.

28 Scania LB111
In total contrast to the previous feature, Alan Barnes turns the spotlight on a much later lorry which is restored in Paynes colours.

42 On Location
Our own Jeff Colledge went to this year’s Llandudno Festival - this is just one of many fabulous pictures taken on the Great Orme.

44 Reader Bros
Much has been written about this famous East Riding company - we bring the story up to date with many fabulous as yet unseen pictures.

48 Austin 7 Van
Derek Wootton has a beautifully restored van and has had a fascinating working life. Cornwall’s Roger Hamlin takes up the story.

52 The Jevon’s Memoirs
This self-illustrated look into the lorry driving life of Tony Jevon sees our hero once again fighting the elements.

54 From Our Archive
This month’s sales brochure features the rugged multi-axled Atkinson Leader tractor unit.

58 The HCVS Ridgeway Run
Two pages of stunning photography from Alan Barnes who witnessed the 22nd running of this event.

60 Fireman’s Finale
Unfortunately this is last in a series by fireman Alan Layland featuring the highs and lows of a firefighter’s life - don’t worry he’ll be back, but next time writing about fire appliances.

64 The Johnnie Walker Albion
Scotland’s Frank MacDougall has excelled himself this time with the restoration of a lorry which has only ever seen service with the famed distillers, Johnny Walker.

70 Memories Of Shap
David Bowers scrounged a lift in Neil Bolland’s screaming Commer TS3 outfit in a convoy of other classic lorries climbing Shap on Jim Doig’s Preston Truck Run - tales of Shap abounded.

74 Sales & Wants
This ADvintage section brings you the chance to buy and sell in the FREE private readers classified section or simply contact one of the many suppliers of services who advertise within these pages.