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JULY 2014

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

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

18 Sounds of the Sixties
Thanks to the restorative talents of the
late John Eling, the Yorkshire Wolds is
now alive to the special – and very rare –
sound of something from the 1960s.

24 Subscription form
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26 Off the rails – part 2
Bill Aldridge continues his look at the
history of railway company-operated
goods vehicles.

32 Mark’s Morris
Just before the outbreak of the Second
World War, Morris-Commercials had
the misfortune to try to introduce a
new vehicle. Dean Reader tells us
what happened.

36 Archive album
More nostalgia from the superb NA3T
photographic archive.

40 ERF’s lightweight lugger
Trundling along at a steady pace, the
Gardner powered ERF ‘LV’ 16-tonne
rigid was a reliable workhorse. Mark
Gredzinski looks back at its working life.

46 On location
This month Bob Tuck reports from the
AEC Society event held at Newark
Showground in May.

48 Ready for anything
Alan Barnes looks at the history of
Bedford’s off-road workhorse, the 4x4 R
Type.

54 A Great War Wagon
Dave Bowers travels to the British
Commercial Vehicle Museum to have a
look at a lorry restored to mark 100 years
since the outbreak of the First World War.

60 A Pedigree Pick-up
Think Morris Minor commercials are
10 a penny? Well here’s one that
certainly isn’t, as it’s one of only 49 pickups
made at MG’s Abingdon works.

66 From our archives
This month we go out emptying
the bins!

70 Last of the first
During the late 1950s, ERF built four
special heavy haulers as the UK nuclear
industry’s first flask carriers – and here’s
one that survived.

76 Micromodels
A lack of imported toys into New
Zealand in the 1950s led to the setting up
of a domestic business to supply the
need. Christopher Moor tells the story.

80 a snub-nosed atki
Norman Chapman tells the story of the
origins, the nuts and bolts and the
aferlife of Atkinson’s SBT 946 XA.

84 Dumbarton’s ‘A’ team
The Austin Loadstar and Albion Claymore
were considered to be top commercials in
their day, and Robert Campbell from
Dumbarton in the Vale of Leven has
recently acquired two superb examples.

88 News Extra
An unusual find comes to light in
Scotland.

90 twin-engined10-wheeler
Eisenhauer might only be a footnote in
automotive history but, as Ed Burrows
relates, its designs were simply too far
ahead of their time.

98 the clockwork spy
A look back at how the boss could keep
tabs on you long before modern
tachographs.

100 Fife flyer
Tractor enthusiasts ofen use classic
commercials to transport their machines
to shows, and Robert Aird from Fife is no
exception. Bob Weir went to the Forth
Bridges to check out a favourite Swede.

104 A very cool Rolls-Royce
Have a look at what’s believed to be the
world’s only Rolls-Royce ice cream van.

107 HC Marketplace
The place to buy or sell anything
related to classic commercials.

114 Finalword
A book for diesel fans.