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    Old and new British Lorries, BEF vehicles , Fire appliances, 1970's Brit Bikes.

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  1. Always thought of these as an AEC product really ( and AEC were very good at dump trucks) . Though they carried Leyland , Thornycroft, Aveling Barford and I think Scammell badges at various times . Where were they made? did they survive AEC Southall factory closure in 1979 ?
  2. Is this something else Airfix got wrong!😀
  3. Yes very much so and 'Flat Tanker' bikes. Suppose it is natural progression , people want to have or restore the cars of their youth so everything shuffles on a decade or so as people leave this mortal coil. ' Was it ever thus'. Watching the entertaining ' Bangers and Cash 'TV series about Classic Car Auctioneers Mathewson 's Derek the auctioneer says their is very limited demand for pre-war cars now. Makes me smile when the classic vehicle fraternity say we have no youth coming through, If they mean teens and twenties very few will be interested . When I was young in 70s I wanted the latest wizz bang and all the classic clubs were mainly ancient 50 plus people as it is today. As long as you have the new middle aged still coming through whats the problem.
  4. There must be many thousands , particularly motorbikes as they are so easy to store. I live in a small town 15k pop. and I bet there are many surprising old vehicles tucked away just in my town . You occasionally hear about the odd one. This must be even more prevalent in rural areas where people tend to have land and big sheds or barns. Many middle aged / old men I know still have the bike(s) of their youth mouldering in the garage, of course this means mainly 60s- 80s stuff these days. Digressing slightly I wonder as time marches on and WW2 becomes ancient history will many want a Bedford OY or Morris Quad for instance . I can see Jeeps and Shermans remaining popular but not sure about the more mundane.
  5. Might do a then and now as time on my hands !
  6. I have some Still photos from this on my Flickr site, probably the most Commer Beetles on moving film ! Their are also Morris Commercial CDSW 's towing artillery still on carriage wheels. It is an interesting film in it's own right but even more so to me as they are camped in the field in front of my house ! Link to Flickr pics- https://www.flickr.com/photos/seacoaler/albums/72157711859517038
  7. I digress but with almost no commercial vehicle industry now we would be dependent on other countries.
  8. The short 'tent' on the back is so typical Diamond T .
  9. Link to YouGov ' small claims' - https://www.gov.uk/make-court-claim-for-money
  10. If you can afford the £60 it costs and you have solid back up evidence take it to the small claims court. This can all be done online by filling in two forms. What often happens with chaotic small firms is they ignore all the letters ,do not defend the claim and judge automatically finds in your favour. If they do not pay court sends bailiffs in and usually you get your money back and all costs. But it sounds like you will win your claim whatever .
  11. Well spotted , the wheels look very military too so probably a converted ex army Q4, Wonder what body was for ?
  12. Interesting Commer 6x6 on flickr , not sure if it is a converted ex army Q4 or maybe a Douglas 6x6 conversion for the oil industry .
  13. Lots of Dingo's and Daimler Armoured cars , odd Fordson AA tractor. https://movingimage.nls.uk/film/9348?search_term=ROYAL REVIEW&search_join_type=AND&search_fuzzy=yes
  14. The Austin K6's at the end have unusual bodies, high double drop sides , anyone know their purpose ?
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