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Heritage Commercials - April 2011

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6 Another feather in his cap!
Alan Barnes reports on yet another of the fantastic lorries which form Tony Knowles’ heritage fleet.

12 News and reviews
What’s been happening in the world of classic commercials, plus a look at some new books on the market.

18 Sure as the sunrise
Easter weekend 2010 at the Eden Classic Vehicle Group Show saw the debut of the Biggar Albion Foundation’s latest project, an Albion AZ5N van. David Bowers went for a look.

22 Lincolnshire Pride
Working from a yard in New Bolingbroke, Lincs, the bright red lorries of H Epton & Son have been at work since the early 1950s. Pete Kelly visits Herbert Epton to learn all about the history of the firm, which started by using hired-in lorries for the transport of hay and straw.

28 Readers’ letters
Four pages of your questions, memories and queries.

32 Subscription form
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34 Sentinel’s diesels
Although probably better known for their steam waggons, Sentinel did produce lorries with internal combustion engines for many years. Alan Barnes tells their story.

40 Atkinson Mk1
Alan Barnes visits Tyson H Burridge Transport to see another of their heritage fleet.

44 Heilan Laddie
During the early 1960s, Morris FFK 140s were a common sight on our roads, but survivors are now rare. However, George Kennedy from Tealing in Scotland owns a tidy example. Bob Weir paid him a visit.

48 On location
As a preview of this year’s classic events season, Gyles Carpenter reports two superb events from last summer - the Ayrshire Run and the HCVS Trans Pennine.

52 Foden’s Finest!
It could obviously do with a fresh coat of paint but David Emmott - of Ashlar Stone Products - reckons his 1970 Foden FC27 6x4 dumper is precisely the ideal vehicle for its job. Bob Tuck heads to the quarry lands of Cullingworth, West Yorkshire, to drive something special.

58 From our archive
This month we feature two very different sales leaflets - one from Unit Body Developments of Hertfordshire, while the second is for the Doncaster-built International Loadstar Model 1600. Did you have anything to do with these vehicles/bodies?

62 Tyneside survivor
Alan Barnes reports on a vehicle that’s not just a piece of transport heritage; it’s also an important part of Newcastle’s history.

68 Archive album
Four pages of nostalgia from the superb NA3T archive.

72 Lloyds of Ludlow
With a family history in road haulage going back to the 30s, Tony Lloyd could have chosen from a large range of individual makes as the basis of his restored vehicle collection; however, he decided on AEC as the one that reflects the glory days of Lloyds of Ludlow through the 50s, 60s and 70s. David Bowers went to meet him.

76 Retired in America
Peter D Simpson reports on some of the classic commercials he found in America’s Mid-West during the summer of 2010.

80 Arthur’s album
Arthur Ingram continues his look back at the transport world of the past. This month’s theme is wartime Britain.

83 HC Marketplace
The place to buy or sell anything relating to classic commercials.

Classic Truck

On the boil!
When it comes to the ‘wow’ factor, then Nicol’s ’95 Scania 143 has it literally by the boiler load. Bob Tuck heads for Shotts in Lanarkshire where he gets all steamed up over one Classic beauty.

1985 Foden S104
Alan Barnes visits Richard and Rob Wells to see an example of the later Fodens that are now becoming more common in preservation.

Centrespread
This month we feature Jim Leeson’s 1973 Atkinson Borderer taking part in the 2010 Ayrshire Run. Photo Gyles Carpenter.

Pride of Lyons
Berliet used to be France’s biggest heavy truck manufacturer, successively led during eight decades by father and son automotive visionaries Marius and Paul Berliet. Ed Burrows recounts the story of the source of the DNA of today’s Renault heavies.

The ‘P’ cabbed landing pad
Last year our roving reporter Roger Hamlin stumbled across this very special Scania down in the north island of New Zealand. It’s special in that it’s probably the only Scania in the world which has a helicopter landing pad!

Arabian adventures
As a raw 21 year old from the heart of the Black Country, stepping out into the torrid heat of Saudi Arabia was the first in a long series of culture shocks and adventures which Jerry Cooke was to experience after taking the plunge and signing on as a mechanic with Trans Arabia. David Bowers tells his story.

Special Sherpas!
Tony Osborne looks back at some of the special bodies his company designed and manufactured for the ubiquitous Leyland Sherpa.