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Road Haulage Archive #6 - All the fun of the Fair

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Road Haulage Archive

Issue #6 - All the fun of the fair - Fairground transport of the past

Due to popular demand this 100-page publication will be reprinted in perfect bound format. A high-quality finish, measuring 275mm by 220mm.

Mike Forbes has picked out a selection of pictures of vehicles in use on the fairgrounds over the years, from the collection of the late ‘Steve’ Stevens-Stratten, founding editor of Vintage Roadscene. A lot of showmen’s vehicles have ‘Come to the Fair’ emblazoned on their bodywork. Many of us don’t need asking twice but, to be honest, as vehicle enthusiasts, we’re more likely to be found around the outside of the fairground, enjoying looking at the lorries, than going on the rides.

Peter Simpson, Classic & Vintage Commercials Magazine Editor, reviewed this fascinating publication...

Fairground vehicles seem to hold a special place in the hearts of many lorry enthusiasts. In part this is because they’re invariably secondhand (to put it mildly) and have already had first lives within the haulage industry. Then there are the conversions that are undertaken for the role on the ‘tober’; who can possibly resist the sight and sound of a Gardner-powered generator? Finally of course, there’s the fact that having their working lives extended by fairground use is often the key factor in a lorry making it into preservation.

Most of the photos in this publication have come from the collection of the late S. W. ‘Steve’ Stevens-Stratton, founding Editor of Vintage Roadscene and a particular fan of fairground vehicles. Most appear to have been taken in the sixties, seventies and eighties, but of course the vehicles featured are much older than this. All aspects and all types of fairground vehicle are covered, and the captions are comprehensive and extremely informative. It’s also interesting to see, before they were restored, several lorries that today are fairly well-known on the preservation scene.

Another super ‘nostalgiafest’ that we have no hesitation in recommending.

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