Heritage Commercials | December 2013

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Contents DECEMBER 2013

06 Wigan warrior
It may be small in stature but FEK 616F
has something like half a million miles
behind it. Bob Tuck goes to Wigan to try
out this fabulous workaholic potato
carrier which – technically speaking – has
only had one owner from new.

12 News
What’s been happening in the world of
historic commercials.

18 Saving our Scammells – part 2
Tony Bristow continues the story of the
family involvement with Scammells.

24 What??!!
Roger Hamlin discovers one man’s ideal
classic. Purists look away now!

26 Your say
Five pages of your queries, memories and
observations.

32 Subscription form
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34 Middleweight master
Mark Gredzinski trawls his archive to give
a taste of the working days of Scania’s
LB81 rigid and artic.

40 From our archives
This month we feature the trailing axle
conversion for the Commer 7-tonner
made by Unipower.

44 Source of the Thames
Alan Barnes tells the story of the
development of the Thames 300E, with
the help of one of the few survivors.

52 On location
Dean Reader reports on the Nutwell Court
Fire & Vintage Rally in Devon.

54 600 other Wynners
Ed Burrows concludes the story of Wynns
by looking at some of the less well-known
vehicles operated by this legendary heavy
haulage firm.

62 Two-stroke heaven
David Craggs tells the story of haulier
and classic vehicle restorer Bernie
Bailey.

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

72 Brick by brick
Dave Bowers goes to see a classic ERF
that although bought as a restoration
project ended up back at work.

76 Shotley’s gentle giant
If during the 1950s and 1960s you got
stuck in a snowdrift or in a ditch, you
knew if Archie Glendinning’s massive 6x6
AEC came to your rescue, the day would
be saved.

82 Triple header
The Morris Leslie Group has recently
expanded into classic vehicle auctions.
Bob Weir went to its company HQ at Errol
in Tayside to meet auction manager Keith
Murray and some familiar favourites.

86 On location
Gyles Carpenter reports on the 2nd
Woodhead Run, held on September 29,
2013.

89 HC Marketplace
The place to buy and sell anything related
to classic commercial vehicles.

98 Final word
DAF is famous as a heavy vehicle builder,
but once also made innovative
lightweights.