Heritage Commercials | March 2014

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Heritage Commercials - March 2014

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March 2014

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

10 Readers’ letters
Your chance to ask a question, put things
straight or record a memory.

16 Power to the people
After spending something like 35 years
crumbling away under a tarpaulin
sheet in South Wales, the 1947 DG 6/7
Showman’s tractor ‘Lonesome’ has been
returned to its original, fabulous, power
generating condition. Bob Tuck tells us
how.

22 True grit
Stewart Kaye certainly has a passion for
motorway gritters so much so that he has
actually bought and restored the same
lorry twice!

28 Subscription form
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30 Alvis Salamander
As the Red Arrow Hawks roll by,
Mike and Julie Blenkinsop visit an
ongoing project of a Mk.6 fire crash
tender at the Museum of Firefighting
at RAF Scampton.

36 A haulier by accident
David Craggs tells the story of Ernest
Wardby, a long standing Yorkshire haulage
contractor – but not through choice!

42 Archive album
Four pages of photographic nostalgia
from NA3T.

46 It’s behind you!
Russ Harvey delves into the
archives to find out about the
Minatic made by Scottish Aviation Ltd
in the 1960s.

50 Sammy the Seddon
Seddon Mk.5s are a rare beast north of
the border, and SX 7929 used to be a
popular sight on the Scottish vintage
vehicle circuit. Bob Weir went to Cleland
near Motherwell, to meet new owner,
Billy Brown.

54 Britain’s lost lead
Ed Burrows traces the history of a British
invention, better exploited by everyone
else – eight-wheel drive.

64 From our archives
This month we feature Foden’s Haulmaster
rigids from 1979. Did you drive one?

68 Hard graft tractor
Mark Gredzinski digs out some period
photos to tell the story of the working life of
the Volvo F7.

74 Island classics
Jo Roberts visits the long established fuel oil
supplier, Anglesey Oils.