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Heritage Commercials - June 2016

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JUNE 2016

12 Ignition
News and events from around the world
of classic commercial vehicles.

16 Readers’ letters
Your chance to record a memory, ask a
question or put things right. So what have
you got to tell us?

22 Subscription form
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24 Heritage heaven
Not so much a scrapyard, more an
institution of the UK road transport
world, the 48-acre site of Rush Green
Motors has been providing lodging for
all manner of redundant load carriers for
more than 60 years.

30 Fodens in the family
Dave Bowers meets a father and son team
who have restored two Foden S21s – an
eight-legger and a tractor unit.

06 MAKER’S HISTORY
Alan Barnes looks into the history of
Seddon Motor Vehicles Ltd.

36 Archive album
More nostalgia from the NA3T
photographic archive.

40 B is for Bucksburn
Bob Weir travels to outskirts of
Aberdeen to see a recently restored
ERF B Series.

44 The French collection part two
Mike and Julie Blenkinsop visit
probably the finest fire appliance
collection in Europe, in the Poitou-
Charentes region of France.

50 Our Archives
This month we feature some
specialist trailers made by Cranes
(Dereham) Ltd of Norfolk. Did you use one?

52 News extra
Arthur Ingram reports on the long-awaited
return to the road of the last remaining
Foden Twinload!

56 Best of mates
They may share occupancy of the cab, but
the contribution of the driver’s mate is
often overlooked when the performance
of an outfit is recalled…

62 Innovative Brits
Ed Burrows reminds us of the originality
once displayed by British commercial
vehicle manufacturers.

68 Rebooted Berliet
Renault never really had a presence
among heavy truck makers over
here but that situation gradually
changed with the TR 280 and its subsequent models.

74 Remembering ‘Greengrass’
The LC5 was the mainstay of Morris-
Commercial’s production throughout
the 1950s. Bob Weir goes to have a look
at a superb example.

78 DAF’s winning formula
Alan Barnes tells the story of the DAF
85 Series.

84 A well-travelled Albion
How a 1926 lorry was reunited with
the man who initially rescued it from
a scrapyard and took it to the other side of
the world!

90 Workshop
Richard Lofting shows us how to replace
an engine’s core plugs.

99 HC Marketplace
The place to buy or sell anything related
to classic commercial vehicles.

106 Final word
We have a look back at a bit of classic advertising.