John and I drove up to Penrith to take a look at this show held at the Museum of Fire at Penrith on Sunday June 15 2014. There was around 150 vehicles on display - this post shows most of the British, European and Japanese trucks, plus some historic fire engines and police cars. To see the American trucks such as Inters, Dodges, Chevs, Kenworths, Macks and Whites, click here.
Arnott's Albion and seen below with it's matching Ford
An assembly of Atkinsons
A bunch of Bedfords of all models and years
This is a Faun (above and below) They are made in Germany - FAUN comes from 'Fahrzeugfabriken Ansbach und Nurnberg' The Company came into being in 1918 with the merger of two companies - Ansbach and Braun. In 1926 the two firms went their separate ways, only to re-merge in 1930. They seemed to have specialised in rubbish trucks - street sweepers, rotating drum refuse collectors etc.
A Fiat - not often that you see one of these.
A fabulous Foden with a Rolls Royce engine.
A neat Honda
Two Leylands - above and below
A 1418 Mercedes Benz
A 1626 Benz - because we love it and this is the first time we have seen it - here's a shot of the back as well.
There were three Volvos on display - that's a rare sight! A G88 Volvo
An N12 Volvo - same colour as ours but it's not ours
This show was held at the Museum of Fire so here are some of the fire engines that were on display. That's a Bedford, above, and an Austin, below.
A Dennis fire engine. John Dennis (1871-1939) started as a bicycle manufacturer in 1885 in Guildford in England and was soon joined by his brother Raymond (1878-1939) then moved onto motor cycles and in 1904 Dennis Brothers produced their first commercial vehicle - this vehicle had the patented 'worm gear rear axel' - they built their first fire engine in 1908. Here's an interesting website on the Dennis Brothers www.dennissociety.org.uk
Another Dennis - two shots of it.
This is another Dennis
A 1942 Ford Fire Brigade canteen truck
There was an interesting display of historic police patrol cars - as John (like all old interstate truckies) has been pulled up once or twice by the local policeman, they brought back a few memories
This post shows most of the British, European and Japanese trucks, plus some historic fire trucks and police cars. To see the American trucks such as Inters, Dodges, Chevs, Kenworths, Macks and Whites, click here.