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Heritage Commercials - October 2010

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6 The golden wonder!
In the late 1960s, the forward-thinking Leyland company decided the future of road haulage lay in gas turbine-powered lorries. Alan Barnes visits Tony Knowles to see one of the surviving prototypes.

12 News
News from the world of classic commercials.

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

18 Ford's finest
Alan Barnes reports on two of the best restored Ford D series lorries in the country.

24 Innovations
Over the years there have been some fantastic transport innovations, some of which are still with us, while others have since been surpassed. In the first of an occasional series looking at these ideas, we investigate some of the pioneering efforts to make a practical off-road vehicle.

26 Subscription form
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28 Readers' letters
Four pages of your questions, memories and comments.

32 Competition
Win almost £6000 of Teng tools with this month's competition.

34 King of malts
Dalmore Distillery may be renowned for some of the finest malt whisky made in Scotland; but thanks to the efforts of Charlie Munro and Ian Maclaren, it has also produced one of the greatest preservation stories we've heard for quite a while. Bob Tuck headed north from Inverness to hear their story.

40 From our archives
Two sales brochures this month featuring trailers, fifth wheels and special bodies.

44 Rally report
David Craggs reports on the 40th Cromford Steam Rally.

46 Austin K4
Alan Barnes returns to R Durtnell & Sons Ltd to see another of their superb classic commercials.

52 On location
Gyles Carpenter travels north to report on the Dumfries 2010 event and then follows this with a visit to Kelsall steam rally.

56 Bedford JO
Pete Norton visits Ted Jones to see one of the best Bedford JO pick-ups in the country.

60 Chris's scrapbook
Chris Woodcock continues his series of articles based on his fantastic collection of archive photographs.

64 A heavy haulage man - part 1
David Bowers meets Bob Fletcher to hear first hand about his adventures in heavy haulage.

68 Archive album
More superb photos from the NA3T archive.

72 Hillman Imp vans
Although several thousand Hillman Imp vans were produced, the number that have survived to enter preservation can be counted in tens rather than hundreds. Alan Barnes tells the story.

78 Guinness on the move
Mention Guinness and many people immediately think of Ireland. But then consider the logistics involved in transporting this famous black stuff from the company's St. James's Gate Brewery to eager customers worldwide.

84 Company history
Adrian Cypher looks at the history of Lionel Pike Ltd of Wootton Bassett.

86 Dunstable diamond
This Bedford TK did various jobs throughout its career, but JPN 637N's cargo is now believed to be one of a kind. Bob Weir met Bert Stewart and Harold Smith to see their celebrated mobile stationary engine.

89 HC Marketplace
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Classic Truck

04 Limited edition
If you thought all the general haulage fleet of British Road Services was painted red, then you'd better think again. Len Janes reckons his ex BRS 'A' Series ERF is the first restoration to sport the distinctive Eastern BRS brown livery. Bob Tuck heads for the Wisbech fenlands to try this special for himself.

10 Gary Webb - third generation haulier
Having spotted Gary's immaculate 4000 Series Foden at the Cromford Steam Rally, David Craggs thought it would fit our Classic Truck section perfectly, and made an immediate appointment to visit the Webbs on the outskirts of Belper.

16 Centrespread
This month we feature Roger and Tim King's Volvo F88 taking part in the 21st Wisbech Road Run on 8 August 2010. Photo Gyles Carpenter.

18 Classic vehicle security
We look at some of the products currently available to help protect our cherished vehicles from theft.

22 Mellow yellow
Lorry restorations come in many shapes and sizes, but few can match the presence of Billy Bowie's Leyland Marathon 2 that recently made its bow at this year's Scottish Truckfest.

26 Belgium's heavyweight
Free from the legislative strictures imposed on conventional road transport, desert oilfield trucks and other big specials always fascinate. And none more so than the highly unusual products of MOL. Ed Burrows relates the history of this unique Belgian heavy vehicle builder.