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Heritage Commercials - October 2006

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6 Albion Chieftain Tipper
This 1968 Albion’s working life ended in 1987 until Brian Cheese and his son turned it into an award winner, reports Alan Barnes.

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

14 War and Peace 2006
David Walter has captured the very essence of the event on film for us all.

16 Events Guide
A guide to things to do and see during September.

18 The Daily Mirror Foden
Three chums have restored this terrific Foden FG6/12 in Daily Mirror livery, David Craggs was lucky enough to spend a few hours in it around the Pennines.

24 Readers’ Letters
Four wonderful pages of you having your say, backed by your own pictures - just great, keep it up.

28 Ford AA Flatbed
Ford enthusiast John Graham and his pal Mark Jackson turned what John’s father described as junk, into a stunning restoration, writes David Bowers.

34 NZ Charabanc Diary
Ever wondered what it would be like to emigrate to NZ and set up in business, wonder no more, Gordon Taylor tells all.

36 From Little Acorns - Part II
Part two of the Geoff Gilbert story takes us from his ERF-owning owner-driver days to his purchase of the first of many Volvo F88s and beyond.

42 On Location
Another gem from Malcolm Ranieri featuring ‘Reliance’, a 1930 five-ton Foden Compound Steam Wagon in a village setting - quite simply fabulous.

44 Guy Motors - Part II
Acknowledged transport historian and Guy expert, Robin Hanney brings us part two of story. The pictures alone are worth the cover price - just outstanding.

52 The Jevon’s Memoirs
This month’s self-illustrated look into the lorry driving days of AC ‘Tony’ Jevon, has a real emotive transport cafe-located painting which, when allied to his words, bring the whole thing to life.

54 Smallwood - Foden 150
Gyles Carpenter went to Smallwood for the first time and came away full of praise for the way that the organisers had celebrated 150 years of Foden.

56 Showman’s Fodens
Following the Smallwood report, it seemed appropriate to feature the fabulous pictures sent in by Rod Spooner which shows that showmen are Foden users and enthusiasts.

58 The SAAN Museum
Derek Rayner sent in this report of an Amsterdam Museum housing commercial vehicles that the Dutch company SAAN have operated over the years.

60 Return to Le Mans
The replica works MG transporter (HC October 2005) owned by Douglas Samuel, made it to Le Mans replicating the trip made by the original when loaded with victorious MGAs.

62 Scania By Appointment
How many HGV drivers have driven over the hallowed red Tarmac outside Buckingham Palace? Joe Ellerby and his Scania 140 have - read on.

64 From Our Archive
Thanks to David Canavan, this month’s offering features Leyland’s Badger - some of the descriptions contained in the brochure just beggars belief - wonderful.

68 Thames Trader Recovers
This superbly photographed Ford Thames Trader reminded its owner of his youth and went on to earn him much silverware, writes Alan Barnes.

74 Sales & Wants
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