Heritage Commercials | October 2013

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Heritage Commercials - October 2013

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Contents

06 Cover story
It’s more than 40 years since it drove out
the factory gates at Watford but Graham
Booth’s Scammell Contractor, TSM 66H,
still has a huge amount of life in it, as Bob
Tuck found out.

12 News and reviews
What’s been happening in the world of
classic commercials.

18 The DAF story
Alan Barnes continues its story from the
1970s up to the present day.

24 Haulage company history
Adrian Cypher tells the story of R&W
Febry and Sons of Sodbury,
Gloucestershire.

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

32 Subscription form
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34 Roadtrain retrospective
Mark Gredzinski tells the story of
Leyland’s brave attempt at something
really different – the T45 Roadtrain.

40 Runner-up – by a nose
Bedford’s J Type was always in the
shadow of the TK – we tell its story.

46 Scammell Wynner
The Wynns heavy goods dynasty was
founded 150 years ago this year, and
from 1927 onwards, Scammells were
mainstays of its fleet. Ed Burrows checks
through the numbers.

56 On location
This month Malcolm Ranieri reports from
the AEC Society Rally, while Gyles
Carpenter visits the
16th Dumfries Truck & Transport Show.

58 Wood work
We look at the formation of the Forestry
Commission, one of the biggest operators
of vehicles and plant in the country.

64 Rising Star
The Nissan Cabstar was always very
special for John Waring when he was a
youngster, so it was something of a
labour of love when he fully restored his
1984 model.

70 The woodpecker’s van
The Jowett Bradford was a respected
light commercial in its day, but survivors
are now thin on the ground. Bob Weir
went to historic Glamis Castle to see an
early example of this postwar classic.

74 Back to the future
A routine delivery of building material to a
firm in Endmoor near Kendal, Cumbria
was to set Tom Maughan on a course
looking both backwards and forwards in
time. Dave Bowers explains.

80 Archives album
Four pages of pure nostalgia from the
superb NA3T archives.

84 Looking at lightweights
Dean Reader reports on the lightweights
on display at shows up and down the
country.

86 From our archives
This month we feature the Renault
Esafette van. Did you drive one?

90 Company history
Michael Marshall looks back at the
innovative Taymix concern of Dorset.

97 HC Marketplace
The place to buy or sell anything to do
with classic commercials.

106 The lorry with no name
The cult of ‘Eddie spotting’ is all down to
Stobart’s decision to give each lorry a
name – but not this one!