Heritage Commercials | August 2013

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Heritage Commercials - August 2013

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06 Farrall Fantasia
Bob Tuck takes part in the Cheshire Run,
not in one vehicle but three – including a
very fast Albion.

12 News
News from around the classic commercial
vehicle world.

18 History of DAF – part 1
Alan Barnes tells the story of the
formative years of this Dutch vehicle maker.

24 On location
Malcolm Ranieri reports on the Jack’s Hill
Gathering, while Dean Reader has a look
round some superb lightweights.

28 Your say
Four pages of your memories, queries
and observations.

32 Subscription form
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34 Cover story
Alan Barnes reports on the restoration of a
classic Bedford undertaken by Dave Kneller.

40 Life in transport
We finish the story of respected haulier,
the late Brian Harris of Widecombe on the
Moor, Devon.

46 African superpower
Moving enormous loads over huge
distances is all in a day’s work for South
Africa’s Rotran.

54 Centrespread
Have a look at this fantastic Scammell!

56 Sleeping Beauties
Fancy a new restoration project? Head
out to Crete then!

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

64 Howard’s way
It took 30 years to restore, but in the end
this Thames van is a cracker.

70 Diamond Minor
They were once the lightweight of choice
all over the world – we pay tribute to the
ubiquitous Minor van.

74 From our archives
Did you drive any of these late 1970s
Scammells?

78 On location
Gyles Carpenter reports on this year’s
Kirkby Stephen run.

80 Atkinson alliance
Mark Gredzinski takes us back to the
working days of the first lorry made by
the amalgamation of Seddon and
Atkinson – the 400.

86 Tayside treasure
Bob Weir travels to Dundee to check out Ian
Wilson’s recently restored Morris WEK tipper

90 The Griffin
This Scammell 15 MU spent it’s first years
moving industrial oil for Shell Mex, and
the rest of it’s life in showland, as Roger
Hamlin reports.

93 HC Marketplace
Fancy a new restoration project, want
to have a garage clearout, or still loking
for that ellusive missing part? Try here
first – and don’t forget, it’s free to
advertise!

106 Final word
The Russians aren’t coming – they’ve
already been and gone! But how many of
their lorries did they leave behind?