Heritage Commercials | January 2014

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Heritage Commercials - January 2014

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06 Classic world
What’s been happening in the world of classic commercials.

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

18 Haulage company history
How many haulage companies have
successfully completed 80 years in the
industry? Alan Barnes tells the story of one
that has – CS Ellis Group Ltd.

26 Summers’ time
The transformation of Barry and Peter
Summers’ 1953 Foden FG 6/12 may have
taken 30 years to complete but the wait
was certainly worthwhile.

32 Subscription form
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34 Archive album
Four pages of nostalgia from the superb
NA3T archives.

38 Dora the Explorer
Jo Roberts finds out about a Scammell
restoration that’s proved to be a real labour
of love!

44 Moving story
The removalfirmof JohnMasonInternational
is quite justifiably proud of its collection of fine
photographs which depict this Liverpool based
firm’s history. Dave Bowers went for a look.

50 Horse of the year
If you mention the words ‘mechanical
horse’ to most people who are interested in
lorries, they usually think of Scammell’s
Scarab or the Karrier Cob. But there was
another lesser known type, as David
Vaughan found out.

52 On location
This month Gyles Carpenter reports on the
Retro Truck Show held at Gaydon.

54 They’re only original once…
Dean Reader tracks down a very rare Austin
Eight van that’s never been restored.58 Pacific Island giant
Vancouver Island on Canada’s Pacific
coast is not the first place you’d
expect to produce probably the
world’s biggest-ever 8x4. Ed Burrows
uncovers the history of the Butler
Mark 5, an 800-1000bhp, 100-200 ton
payload off-highway giant of mid-1970s
automotive creativity.

66 The pride of Tregadillett
When John Andrew undertakes a
restoration job, his track record tells you
that only the highest standard will be
entertained. Bob Tuck heads to Cornwall to
admire his 1987 ex-Radio 1 Road Show
Leyland Cruiser.