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Heritage Commercials - June 2010

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6 Terrific Trader
Alan Barnes travelled north to see another of John Mould’s recently restored classics - a 1961 Ford Thames Trader.

12 News
What’s been going on in the classic commercial vehicle world.

16 Events
Where to go and what to see throughout May.

20 Mercedes Benz LP322
Ivan Ostroff visits vintage Bentley authority Stanley Mann to have a look at his 1958 Mercedes racing car transporter.

24 Triumph Courier restoration
This month the editor continues with the rebuild of his van’s engine.

28 Readers' letters
Five pages of your questions, news, views and queries.

34 REVS in Never Never Land
ERF lorries continue to be a popular choice with enthusiasts north of the Border, and are a regular sight on the Scottish vintage vehicle circuit. Bob Weir went to Kirriemuir in Tayside to meet George Forest and his pair of Sandbach stalwarts.

38 King of the road!
Re-creating one of the vehicles his father Dennis used to drive in the 1960s has been a labour of love for Ian Mawers and the rest of his family. But Bob Tuck reckons that once seen, this Mack B61 will never be forgotten.

44 David’s Dodge
Roger Hamlin reports on yet another of his classic finds while on his latest trip to New Zealand.

48 On location
This month Gyles Carpenter reports on the 12th Kirkby Stephen Rally and the Classic Commercial Vehicle Enthusiasts Show.

52 Cover story
Taking on the rebuild of a mighty Scammell Pioneer certainly takes some doing as David Bowers found out when he visited this lorry’s restorer, Les Ward.

56 Underground & Overground
David Craggs tells us the story of Lincolnshire haulier CP Marshall. Among other things, they actually operated a fleet of lorries 1000ft underground!

62 Sahara!
In the 1970s, David Bowers travelled the Sahara in (and sometimes on!) an assortment of decrepit vehicles. Here are just a few of the stories he brought back with him.

66 From our archives
This month we feature the brochure for an Atkinson crane carrier chassis. Did you drive one?

70 Transport heritage
Paul Fox looks at vehicle liveries and asks which is Britain’s best.

74 Daimlers at war
Military historian Richard Pullen looks back at the contribution made by the Daimler company to winning World War One.

78 Archive album
More superb photographs from the NA3T archive.

82 Subscription form
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84 Rigid mechanical horses
Bill Aldridge takes a look at the rigid versions of the ‘mechanical horses’ made by Scammell and Karrier.

86 Chris’s scrapbook
Transport writer and historian Chris Woodcock continues his series of articles based on his extensive collection of archive photos.

89 HC Marketplace
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