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Heritage Commercials - March 2009

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6 Cover story
Alan Barnes brings us the story of Vic Harvey’s restoration of a 1944 Foden DG6 ‘wagon and drag’.

12 News and Events
What’s happening throughout the world of classic commercial vehicles, compiled by Peter Love.

16 Machins Transport
The history of this well-known Lincolnshire company by Paul Fox.

20 Ford 400E
When David Craggs visited Ireland last year, he came across this cracking little 400E, owned by Billy Montgomery.

24 From our archives
To complement the article on Billy Montgomery’s 400E this month, we feature extracts from the brochure for this popular lightweight.

28 Readers’ Letters
Your news, views, queries and memories.

34 Scammell Bitumen Tanker
Alan Barnes reports on the restoration of a 1929 Scammel bitumen tanker, undertaken by Jamie and John Gowler.

40 ‘A’ Roads in my Life
Yet more fantastic memories from Tony Jevon. In this episode Elvis has left the lay-by!

42 Archive Album
Four pages of pure nostalgia, this month with a nautical and aviation flavour.

46 On Location
The superb camera work of Malcolm Ranieri brings us a taste of last year’s Derbyshire Limestone Run held on 5 October.

48 DAF Commercials Pt 2
Part two of the history of Europe’s fastest growing lorry builder - DAF. This month takes us from 1960 up to the present day.

56 To the Spanner Born Pt 4
Part four of the life story of Roy Partridge. This month Roy tells how he ended up looking after the lorry fleet of H Mudd & Son.

60 French Connection
Here’s something a bit different - the restoration of a 1946 Citröen Type 23. David Bowers tells us the story.

66 Squaddies’ Tales
Colin Chesterman tells of his time serving with the REME in the 1950s, both in the UK and out in Germany.

70 Marsh & Baxter’s
Memories of the transport fleet of Marsh & Baxter Ltd of Brierley Hill in Staffordshire. Bob Hill brings us the story.

75 Commer top-dresser loader
Roger Hamlin reports on yet another of his unusual finds down in New Zealand. This month it’s a Commer modified to load fertilizer into ‘top- dressing’ aircraft.

78 Capital Claymore
Bob Weir reports on Ian Shand’s superb restoration of a 1961 Albion Claymore.

81 HC’s Marketplace
The place to try first if you’re buying or selling anything related to classic commercials. All the ads are current at the time of going to press too.

86 Emerging Classic - Scania 143
Alan Barnes brings us the inspirational story of ‘The Project’ - the restoration of a modern classic by a very brave young man, Simon Drage.