Heritage Commercials | November 2006

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Heritage Commercials - November 2006

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6 The Colnbrook monsters
This fabulous Brian Howes feature highlights Rotinoff’s history and turns the spotlight on Tony Jordan and his restored Rotinoff Atlantic.

12 News, reviews and events
We keep you up to date with commercial vehicle-related news and products.

16 Bedford Gathering 2006
Gyles Carpenter was overwhelmed by the depth and quality of vehicles at this year’s gathering which raised yet more money for the Macmillan Cancer Relief fund.

18 Long loads and steering bogies
This brilliant feature, superbly illustrated by Ivan Wilding, gives us an insight into the world of heavy haulage in a way only a driver can - take a bow Tony Hawkridge.

22 Doing it the Safeway
Safeway were at one time giants in the supermarket field - Tom Couchman, an ex-Safeway driver looks back with affection.

26 Readers’ letters
You’ve done it again - four cracking pages giving your comments and memories - simply the best, keep it up.

30 The successful Ugly Duckling
George Garside charts the success of the vehicle dubbed ‘The Ugly Duckling’. Nine million people bought the Citroen 2CV in its many guises and turned it into a cult vehicle.

36 The Jevon’s memoirs
Ex driver, writer and illustrator, AC ‘Tony’ Jevon delves into his memory bank and tells of his dealings with dockers and his aquaplaning TK Bedford - a must read.

38 Hovis built bodies!
Jeff Hill has put together a feature dealing with Hovis’ flour Mill at Andover and how the site was used to build vehicle bodies.

42 A playpen special
It took a case of ‘dehli-belly’ to get Gyles Carpenter out of the playpen at the Great Dorset Steam Fair - he loves ’em and it shows.

46 Garner Motors Ltd
Alan Barnes details Garner’s history with the help of Garner Motors’ expert Anthony Thomas from its origins to its takeover by Sentinel.

50 Sentinel - after steamers
Neil Matlock links Alan Barnes’ Garner and Sentinel restoration features, by telling of the intervening years in Sentinel’s history - factual and fabulous.

54 Sileby Sentinel Six-Legger
This magnificent piece of mobile British commercial vehicle history, owned by Neil and Maggie Matlock, is seen through the expert lens of Alan Barnes.

58 From our archive
This month’s offering from the late Harry Harris’ collection is an ERF sales brochure featuring the tractor unit that hauliers formed an orderly queue to buy - the Gardner 180-powered version.

62 ‘Memories are made of this’
It was my pleasure to meet up with Cumbrian, Bernard Richardson and learn of his working life awheel - you’ll enjoy this one.

66 Harfoot of Barry
This Viv Corbin feature lists the famous Harfoot company history, backed up by some unbelievable archive photographs.

70 Graham Bailey’s Albion
This immaculately presented Albion Super Clydesdale tractor unit not only looks good but probably runs better than when it was new.

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