Heritage Commercials | June 2013

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Contents
JUNE 2013

06 Letting right prevail
Bob Tuck tells the story of Moreton C
Cullimore & Son, well known for naming
its vehicles after characters from the
books of Charles Dickens.

12 News
What’s happening around the world of
classic commercials.
18 Swords into ploughshares
Dave Bowers visits Bob Parker, who’s
built up a collection of ex-military
Bedfords all restored to represent typical
working vehicles of the 1950s.

24 Taxi!
Not all commercial vehicles move freight
– but that doesn’t mean they don’t work
hard, as Dean Reader found out.

28 Readers’ letters
Four pages of your thoughts, memories
and observations.

32 Subscription form
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34 Different strokes
When Bedford wanted to up the power
and weight of the KM it looked across the
pond to Detroit for the answer, as Alan
Barnes discovered.

40 Rugged individualist
Ed Burrows tells the story of Canadian
specialist truck maker Pacific.

48 Time served tractor
For two decades, the Mercedes SK plied
its trade on Britain’s roads and on the
way earned a reputation for reliability.

54 On location
This month Gyles Carpenter reports
on Malvern’s Classic Commercials
Enthusiasts Show.

56 The Scarabvanette
Dave Bowers visits the Walsh brothers to
see their latest unusual creation.

60 Archive album
Four pages of nostalgia from the fantastic
NA3T photographic archives.

64 Transport memories
Arthur Ingram takes a look back at the
vehicles operated by well-known food
manufacturer J Lyons & Co.

70 From our archives
This month we feature the ‘Spanish
Dodge’. Did you drive one?

74 Set in concrete
Where would the modern world be without
concrete? Alan Barnes delves into the
archives to relate the history of delivering
this vital product in ready mixed form.

82 Classic collection
The Beith Transport Collection is based
in North Ayrshire in Scotland. Bob Weir
went along to investigate.

86 Happy wanderer
Len Janes has owned and operated
everything from a Ford Transit van to an
ERF Olympic. He may have handed back
his Operator’s Licence but – as he tells
Bob Tuck – he has no intention of
handing in his HGV driving licence.

92 HC Marketplace
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