Online Catalogue last updated 25th of June 2012
The Sixties saw many changes taking place in British road haulage. New legislation was passed allowing longer, heavier articulated trucks, up to 32 tons gross weight. The motorway system was taking shape. Speeds and distances were on the increase. Compulsory plating and testing was introduced in a move to raise safety standards.
The supremacy of British manufacturers in their own market was being threatened by Europeans.
The transport scene was undergoing such radical changes that the old order was fast disappearing. Peter Davies' fascination for the old style British lorry led him to embark on a personal mission to record on film the last years of traditional haulage vehicles.
Makes covered include: AEC; Albion; Atkinson; Automiesse; Bedford; Berliet; Bristol; Commer; Dennis; Dodge; ERF; Foden; Guy; Leyland; Maudslay; Rowe Hillmaster; Scammell; Seddon; Sentinel; Thornycroft; Union; Volvo; Vulcan.
Code No. 002810, 128 pages, ISBN 1871565006, $100.00