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Heritage Commercials - October 2007

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Editors Comment
Words and wisdom from our esteemed editor David Craggs.

6 An eyeful from Eyemouth
Alan Barnes went up north to bring us the complete anecdotal history behind a Cummins-engined Atkinson Borderer that was bought to haul tractors.

12 News
Peter Love has kept his ear to the ground to bring you three pages of up-to-date news that will both inform and entertain you.

15 Product Reviews
We review a variety of products to help you decide how to spend your money wisely.

16 October Events Guide
A selection of places to go and what to see during October 2007.

18 Bootlegger’s Morris Commercial
Peter Norton saw this vehicle at Gaydon and just had to know more about it.

22 Covent Garden-1950’s style.
A wonderfully nostalgic collection of photographs by the late Arthur Hustwitt.

26 The Ayrshire Road Run
Gyles Carpenter once more pointed his long-suffering Peugoet towards Scotland to bring us some more gems from north of the border.

28 Readers’ Letters
They’re the best in the business - need I say more than to humbly say, thanks for taking the time and trouble of putting pen to paper.

32 Confessions of a lorry salesman
This is part two, penned by ex commercial vehicle salesman, Peter C Smith - an interesting insider’s view on lorry sales.

34 AEC’s really are Regal
Cumbrian David Bowers slipped up the road to take a look at AEC enthusiast David Bowman’s ‘For Hire’ AEC Regal.

40 The Jevon Memoirs
This month sees Tony doing a spot of night-time driving in a non-too-reliable Ergo-cabbed AEC Mandator.

42 On Location
Malcolm Ranieri has a reputation for photographing unusual vehicles, and this Model T Ford is no exception with its demountable passenger carrying body.

44 SA Bell - Part 3
Transport historian and ex-Bell employee, Alex Hunter relates to us the 60’s phase in the company’s history in an interesting and entertaining anecdotal way - it’s just great.

50 From Our Archives
As th e SA Bell story has reached the 60’s Scammell era, it seemed wholly appropriate to feature Scammell’s Handyman 4.

54 International Driving - 35 years ago
Mike Phillips looks back affectionately on his forays into Europe in a 290 Volvo F88.

58 Howarth Brothers Transport
Alan Layland has filed this excellent feature, which celebrates 100 years of this hard-working family’s trading. We at HC add our sincere congratulations to all at Howarth Bros.

66 'Handraulics’
Tony Hawkridge gives us all an even deeper understanding and appreciation of the work done by the heavy haulage boys - you’ll enjoy it.

72 V Harvey Transport Ltd - Part 1
A fascinating look at the early years of the Harvey concern backed by their own archive pictures - Part 2 follows in November’s edition.