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Heritage Commercials - August 2010

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6 Going Dutch!
FTF lorries are an incredibly rare sight in the UK. David Bowers travelled to Bolton to see one in the metal and find out the story behind this Dutch heavy haulage masterpiece.

12 News and reviews
News from around the classic commercial vehicle world plus a look at some new products on the market.

16 Events guide
Where to go and what to see throughout July.

20 Driving Rebecca
DC Thomson lorries are highly sought after by collectors, and Graham Hill from the Strathmore Valley in Scotland owns a cracking example. But when Bob Weir went to cast his eye over Graham's superb ERF 68G, he discovered 'Rebecca' is only the tip of the iceberg.

24 Triumph Courier restoration
The editor's latest report on the restoration of his Triumph Courier van.

26 Albion discovery
David Bowers reports on a rare find by Dick Robinson - an Albion AM463.

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

34 Better by Beck
Edward Beck & Son Ltd are recalled for their huge diverse fleet painted in striking yellow. And their HQ in Reddish - near Stockport - was also something rather special. Bob Tuck looks back through the archives.

40 Whittle's world
David Craggs meets renowned steam and vintage show compere Dave Whittle to see his superb Leyland Comet 90 and find out about his work for the well-known JC Balls & Sons concern.

46 Tunnel vision
Automotive writer and veteran PR and ad man Ed Burrows recalls producing the advertising that foreshadowed full Seddon Atkinson integration.

48 The van that Joe built
Roger Hamlin is well known for finding some of the oddest vehicles out there. But this time even he had to say: I've never seen anything like it!

52 On location
This month Gyles Carpenter reports on events from both ends of the UK - the North East Scotland Run and the 2ND Gravel Run.

56 Dennis light 4
Alan Barnes goes to Sussex to see Phil Stevens and get the story of his 1939 Dennis Light 4 fire appliance.

62 From our archives
Something a bit different this month in the shape of a 1960 brochure for Thermo King refrigeration units. These were being made in the UK at the time by Hawker Siddeley, who were far better known as aircraft manufacturers. Did you have any experience of these units?

66 Whitbread Transport part 2
Alan Barnes continues with his look back at the transport used by the Whitbread brewing empire.

72 Chris's scrapbook
Chris Woodcock continues his series of articles with a look at his finds over the English Channel.

76 Company history
Bob Smith tells the second part of the story of WH Berry & Son of Hampshire.

80 Archive album
Four pages of superbly nostalgic photos from the NA3T archive.

84 Museum visit
Alan Barnes visits the superb Vintage Vehicles Museum at Shildon and tells the story of the Bowman family, who were long-time hauliers, and the inspiration behind the collection.

89 HC marketplace
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04 Heavyweight Star
As the last ever big heavy hauler to come out of Scammell's Watford works, the S26 'Evening Star' will always be very special. Gary Grysa has been its custodian for the last four years but after trying it out himself, Bob Tuck reckons it's more than fit to go back to work.

10 Mr Gatso
Over the past few years the UK seems to have become the speed camera capital of the world. So this month we have a quick look at their history and find out how they work.

14 Working classic
Roger Hamlin reports on a 29 year old Bedford TM 2600 that's still hard at work down in New Zealand.

16 Centrespread
This month we feature Jim Leeson's 1983 Scania 112M 'Lady Evelyn', thanks to Gyles Carpenter.

18 Luton Ghosts
Ed Burrows looks at Britain's one-time biggest selling truck make when, prior to its closure, Luton was General Motors' world truck design centre.

24 Labour of love
Owning and maintaining a vintage lorry in the middle of the worse recession for a generation is not a task for the faint hearted. But for enthusiast and collector Mark Walker, looking after his 1987 DAF 1900 is just a labour of love.

28 The bootlegger is back!
Pete Norton revisits Val Mayich to see his latest restored commercial - a 1993 Volvo F10.