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Heritage Commercials - September 2010

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6 Trunk call Mid June and the call goes out to road runners across the land to spend the weekend in Dumfriesshire. Bob Tuck starts the action with the Carnforth Changeover driving Andrew Malcolm's cracking little 1955 Albion Chieftain.

12 News
News from around the classic commercial world

16 Events
Where to go and what to see throughout August

20 Moving pictures
Alan Barnes tracks down the only known survivor from a fleet of mobile cinemas, which were part of a forward-thinking government project of the 1960s.

24 Club focus
We continue this occasional series with a look at the club dedicated to preserving the memory of all things Albion.

26 Workshop
This month we test a cracking new workshop product that promises to defeat the evil tin worm.

28 Readers' letters
Your thoughts, memories and queries.

34 A Lorry Driving Inspiration
David Craggs tells the inspirational story of Stuart 'Stuey' Sanders and his life with classic lorries.

40 Westmorland Terrier
Paul Brook says the restoration of his Dodge water tender is only 80 per cent complete. However, Bob Tuck reckons the first 67 years of its history is worth telling now. Heritage Commercials is given an exclusive look at one of Westmorland's finest servants on its first outing on the rally scene for almost 25 years.

46 Company history
Continuing our current theme of looking at road transport within the brewing industry, Alan Barnes delves into the history of Strong & Co of Romsey.

52 On location
This month Gyles Carpenter reports on The AEC Society Great North Road Rally and the Gaydon show.

56 Classic restoration
David Bowers visits John Horman to hear about the restoration of his 1931 Ford AA.

60 Chris's scrapbook
Transport writer and historian Chris Woodcock continues his series of articles based on his superb collection of archive photographs.

64 From our archives
This month we feature the brochure for the Atkinson L644, courtesy of Stuart Sanders. Did you drive one?

68 Austin A35 surveyor's van
Alan Barnes goes to see Alan Scott, a man who has just rescued a very rare piece of transport history.

74 Archive album
Four pages of nostalgia, courtesy of the superb NA3T photographic archive.

78 Volvo F88 restoration
Pete Norton meets Mike Joy, a man who's certainly not afraid to take on a real challenge and to learn new skills on the way.

84 Discoveries
Yet again Roger Hamlin proves that unusual old commercials are still out there just waiting to be found.

86 Generation game
Foden lorries are popular favourites with enthusiasts, and Andrew Joss from Tayside is no exception. But unusually for a collector of his generation, his passion for lorries is also matched by a love of steam.

89 HC Marketplace
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04 Sweet sixteen
As far as Gary Harvey is concerned, the much-cherished F88 is no longer the Volvo to dream about. As he invites 'Classic Truck' to see for themselves, he reckons the F16 will soon be the must-have motor. Bob Tuck gets bowled over with what he finds.

10 Turners of Much Hoole
David Bowers visits a company who have remained loyal to ERFs for many decades - and intend to continue using them for many more years to come!

16 Centrespread
This month we feature James Gray's fantastic 1983 ERF C series. Photo Gyles Carpenter.

18 A touch of class
Presentation is an important issue if you're in the business of providing an upmarket coach service. So who would have thought that a 14-year-old Mercedes Benz Sprinter 412TD with over 800,000 miles on the clock could still look so good today!

20 Roadtrains remembered
To many, the Leyland Roadtrain would not be their first choice as a classic lorry - but remember it's now 30 years since the first of these revolutionary vehicles were introduced. Paul Fox looks at their history.

24 Green with ENV!
It is not often you hear of the Ollerton Motor Company or, come to that, the name 'Toshmonger'. Well both of these names are carried on a 30cwt pick-up that was built back in 1984.

26 Under dog
Ed Burrows recounts the history of Mack trucks down under, before and after assembly of trucks mounting the bulldog radiator cap mascot began in Queensland in 1963.