Tuesday, January 11, 2011

H.C.V.C Display Day 2010

It was a bit of an overcast day for the Historic Commercial Vehicle Club Display day at Sandown Racecourse on Sunday, November 28 - luckily John got the Volvo down on the Saturday and he just arrived at the venue when the rain started, so even though it got wet, it didn't get dirty. It was great day, as usual. It is one of my all time favourite truck events. So, here's a wander through some of the trucks on display - starting with our truck, the N1025 1976 Volvo and the 1976 38ft Freighter trailer.

This neat little truck is owned by Graham and Shirley Pollard, but I can't remember what it is or read the badge. Whatever it is, it's a good looking vehicle.

There were three Mercedes Benz trucks on show, all 1418s. The one above belongs to Keith Tilley, and below is Russell Ashley's cab-over, and then Eric Shingles 1974 LS model.

Stan Hamilton's 1946 Maple Leaf, made in Canada. It's a great truck, one of my favourites.

Plenty of Macks on Show - this is Rod Calleja's B-model (above) and Mick Black's B-model below.

Two more B-model Macks, Freestones 1964 one is below.

Mack Superliner, above, and R-model below.

Warwick Bryce's ex-Calleja Transport Leader, above, and another Leader below.

Heaps of Kenworths on display, including above, a cab-over early 70s model and a1946 W-model below.

Two more W-models from the mid-seventies.

Another W-model, above, an S-model below.

Another S-model Kenworth with Warwick's Leader. The Kenworth, below, got a lot of attention from early Kenworth lovers. John has identified it as a K100, from around 1972.

Line-up, above, includes a W-model Kenworth, an Atkinson, another Kenworth and an International Acco.

Vyn Harris came in his 1978 Kenworth crane truck and next to him is an International 150.

Jock Crawford's International R190, with the Australian cab with the twin rear windows. Jock and his R190 featured in the second edition of Vintage Trucks and Commercials magazine www.vtcmagazine.com.au

International Accos, which I have just found out stands for Australian Constructed Cab-over. Above, is Ken Whitworths Fire Engine and Des and Lynn Judds.

Above and below, more Accos.

International Transtar and two C1800s, above. Below, Andrew McIntosh displayed the family's AB130s.

George Pyers Inter 182 (above) and below a 180 owed by Dennis and Petra Boulton. Dennis is the President of the Trafalgar Truck Restorers Club.

More red Inters. A C1800, above, and a neat little 130 below.

Ian Latham's custom built 1976 Inter.

Ivan Howard's 1946 GMC.

Lots of Fords - a 1930s V8, above, and below, a Ford Thames.

Russell Marshall's neat little 1941 Ford above. Below, a 1946 Ford and Ian Latham's 1949 Morris Commercial.

Don McGregor's 1960 F500, above, and another F500 below.

This T-model Ford made a great exhibit. It won the President's Award on the day.

Frank La Torre's 1961 Foden.

Graham and Heather Cameron's 1971 Dodge, John and Bev Ferguson's 1948 KB3 International, then a Ford then an Atkinson.

Above, an early 1970s Dodge. Below, Bill Shelton's 1935 Dodge Brothers.

Dodge 744, above, and below is a Dodge 700.

Rod Calleja's Diamond REO, above, formerly owned by Fred Love. Joe Zammit's Diamond REO is below.

Stephen Corstorphan's 1957 Diamond T, and again (below) with our Volvo and Ian's Inter.

Sam Cape's 1956 De Soto, another of my favourite trucks.

Above - a Commer Knocker tipper. Below - Bob Lee's 1937 Diamond T and John Gramlick's 1961 Commer Knocker.
Ian Chatfield's 1939 Chev.

British Bedford's - above and below.

Above, a Bedford, Dodge and Dave Horne's famous 1934 British Bedford. A Bedford bus is below.

Two more Bedfords, on the right is Bob Needham's neat little truck. As I like Bob's truck so much, here's a better shot of it, below.

J-model Bedford.

Above, another neat little Bedford next to Bill and Pat O'Halloran's 1975 Dodge.

Ian Latham's 1951 Austin Lodestar Fire engine, above. Below - another Austin Lodestar, a 1952 model.

An Austin van.

Fred Bignall's Austin with an Austin A30 on the back.

A Ford, next to an Atkinson.

Ansair Flexible Clipper from 1954.

An Albion and a Vulcan. The Vulcan is owned by Terry Burrows, who, I presume, also owns the Albion? Warning: Trivia alert! Vulcan was the God of Fire in Roman mythology and his name gives us the word volcano. Albion is the name given in ancient times to the British Isles. The Romans associated the name with albus, in reference to the white chalk cliffs of the south - east coast, also called the White Cliffs of Dover. Now days, Albus is known to many children as it is the name of the Head Master at Hogwarts (Albus Dumbledore) in the Harry Potter books. While we are on the Harry Potter theme, the actual Knight Bus (the bus which provides wizards with public transport) seen in the film adaptation was built by grafting the top deck of a London AEC Regent III RT bus onto the top of another "RT" bus. Shown below is John Phillip's 1952 AEC Regal Mark 3 bus.

John Phillip's 1952 AEC Regal Mark 3 bus.

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