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    Oxfordshire mostly
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    WW1 mechanical transport. Also modern vehicles this being anything made from 1919 to 1945.
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    Civil servant - real job. Writer - fun job.

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  1. Great War truck

    Fordson WOT 6

    No longer available for sale. Sorry.
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    Fowler Traction Engines WW1

    That's interesting Rob. I had never thought about this before but they were probably not used on the Western Front like that were they?
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    More WW1 truck film

    Yes, you are right. I should have tested it first. Thank you for the explanation.
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    More WW1 truck film

    This time courtesy of Getty images. Watermarked previews with a variety of vehicles, Dennis, Renault, Liberty, Commer, Thornycroft, Holt, Leyland, Peerless and others available on the following links. Not very long but well worth a look: https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/license/mr_00102116 https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/license/496716174 https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/license/mr_00017941 https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/license/1B012266_034 https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/license/496741540 https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/license/496698040 https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/license/mr_00006584
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    Fordson WOT 6

    No. It is definitely still for sale. It is located in Dorset.
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    Fordson WOT 6

    1945 Fordson wot6V8 petrolRuns well and used regularlyIn demob paint and untouchedNeeds some tlc in places to bring back to original condition, rust in places but I love her originalityV5 registeredBrand new tyres and tubes, reconditioned starter motor and all ignition system rebuilt/replaced£6000
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    WW1 finds and discoveries

    Similar, but not quite the same.
  8. Great War truck

    WW1 finds and discoveries

    Anyone want to have a go at identifying this chassis in the USA?
  9. Great War truck

    WW1 Peerless lorry restoration

    Although I have never tested it I am fairly sure that you are right.
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    WW1 Peerless lorry restoration

    Yes, that is the plan. We just need to get the Thorny running properly, make a new Dennis radiator, a few other things and allow Steve to catch his breath then it is on to the Peerless. So it wont be for a little while but it is next on the list.
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    WW1 Peerless lorry restoration

    We have been collecting parts for the Peerless restoration for quite a while and we have always been surprised at what we have been able to find. Peerless trucks were fitted with lights from a variety of different manufacturers, Lucas "King of the Road", P&H, Miller and the American manufactured Adlake lamps. We have some nice King of the Road lamps ready to go on but many Peerless photos show them with Adlakes. These are really quite rare in the UK but I am pleased to say that I took delivery of a matching pair today which still appear to have the original Army green paint on them.They are in super condition and I got them for a very reasonable price so I am very happy indeed. Lamps 5.tif
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    WW1 finds and discoveries

    What a find! Nice looking tyres.
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Although the Thorny couldn't make it to Brighton we went down to see everything coming in. An incredibly hot day so thousands of people descended onto the town. Trains all cancelled so everyone came by bus or car. The traffic was very bad and with the judging time expiring at 14:00 i think more than half of the vehicles had not arrived. Of the WW1 vehicles entered two Y Types withdrew, the LGOC and FWD broke down on the way. Pierce Arrow made good time followed by Grahams Y and the Hallford. Star of the show was for me which Liberty B which looked great and on occasion towed the Saurer and the FWD up a hill. A grand day out and nice to meet so many friends.
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    Nash Quad

    This one? https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/nash/quad/2009081.html?refer=blog Very reasonably priced i thought.
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    Nash Quad

    That is interesting Bob. Which one is that? I have seen Richards Jeffery and photos of a Nash which i think had a hard cab. I don't think that the Jeffery has changed hands, so is it the other one, or one of the many still in France?
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