Sunday, January 20, 2013

Truck and Bus Transportation magazine 1970

Here are the covers from Truck and Bus Transportation magazine from 1970.  The magazines aren't really mine, I have borrowed them from a friend, but I feel that as I am a Librarian and look after them much better than what he does, then really they are better off with me. I don't have July and December issue and the September copy I have does not have  a cover.

January 1970. There's an article on tri-axle bogies, one of the many technical ideas propounded to the industry each year and another article entitled Making the most of the high-torque-rise concept.

 February 1970. The cover features car body shells being transhipped from rail to road at Sydney's Cook River rail-freight terminal. The truck are part of the H. & D. McRae fleet, an there is a six page article about H.& D. McRae as well.

March 1970. This edition has an article about whats available in gearboxes, transmissions etc in each make. There is also an article about M.A.N's tilt cabs, where the new range reflects French influence on driver comfort and appointments, according to the headline.

April 1970. The theme is computers. There is also an article on E.J. Burton transport, based in Sydney and providing a daily service to North Queensland.

May 1970. the cover shows I.P.E.C fitting Clark aluminium vans to their M.A.N. prime movers. There is also an article on how Whites and Diamond REOs are built at the new Brisbane plant.

June 1970. That's a CF model Bedford on the front, with a road test inside.

August 1970. The cover features an Albion Cameronian tipper and a KHL series Bedford.  There is also an article about Ready Mixed Concrete and their 38 aluminium tippers.

  October 1970. That's a Sydney double decker on the front - a Leyland Alantean. 

November 1970. Big feature on the 1970 British Motor Show.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

HCVC Sandown Display Day 2012 - American makes

The Historic Commercial Vehicle Club (HCVC)  held their Display Day at Sandown Racecource on Sunday, November 18 2012. Here are some of the trucks - in this post you will see the American makes, apart from Internationals and the Kenworths.   To see the Internationals and Kenworths, click here and to see the English and European makes, click here.

I don't know what this is, or the one below, but they look American.

Nor do I know what this one is, apart form the fact it is owned by Graham and Shirley Pollard.

Many Chev's on dipslay, starting with this very neat two tone one above.

Peter Rochow's Chev.

Ian Castle's 1931 Chev.

Kevin and Jean Oates 1925 Chev. 

Ian Chatfield's 1939 Chev.

This is apparently a custom made truck or a hybrid.

Sam Capes' De Soto.

Three Red Diamond T's - Stephen Corstorphan owns the one, above, and Des and Julie Walker own the one below. 

Bob Lee's 1937 Diamond T.

Dodges of various models, including this neat one above with a timber dray on the back.

Glenn Lancey owns this Dodge.

Heather Cameron's spiffy Dodge.

John Fowler's Dodge.

Max Devlin's 1934 Dodge,a familiar sight on the historic truck circuit.

Bill and Pat O'Halloran's Dodge.

This is  a Fargo, as is the green truck, below.

Lots of  Fords on display.

HCVC identity, Russell Marshall, owns this Ford.

Some Ford cars - technically I believe these are English not American, but here they are.

Helen Paroissien's' Ford.

Two GMC's - above and below.

Graham Brothers.

Kevin Sims' Mack.

Michael Debenham's Mack and stock crate. 

Many more Macks.

Some of the many Military vehicles on display.

Two Peterbilts - above and below.

REO Speedwagon and another REO below.

Two Whites.

See more of the trucks on display at the HCVC Sandown Display Day 2012 - If you want to see the Internationals and Kenworths, click here. To see the English and European makes, click here.