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#1951 OFFLINE   doug

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:19 PM

OK truck lickers, what's the lorry in bigstraight6's avatar? I do know but it's a pretty obscure beast.

 

I know........but I cheated with google.



#1952 OFFLINE   Vantman

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:52 PM

Rowe Hillmaster?


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#1953 OFFLINE   bigstraight6

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:37 PM

Rowe Hillmaster?


It is indeed a Rowe Hillmaster, one of the 120 or there abouts built by the Cornish company between 1954-62. The particular example in my avatar (126 CAF) is 1 of 15 that are apparently known to survive though I’ve not seen this particular lorry myself as it’s under restoration, I have seen a fair few of the other survivors as most are owned by Westcountry based enthusiasts and appear at local shows.
Another example (37 AOD) has just been restored by its original owners, the Gregory transport company and the lorry is now proudly on display in a heritage reception area of the companies Cullompton base.
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#1954 OFFLINE   quicksilver

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 04:56 PM

The fair is in Milton Keynes at the moment. Amongst all the modern stuff I found this pair of classic Fodens still going strong with Hatwells Leisure's Electric Dreams Waltzer, and very nice they are too.

 

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GCE 479W - Perry Hatwell by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

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E465 MHW - Perry Hatwell by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

That puddle was really quite large BTW but those Fodens were worth getting wet feet for

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On reflection... by Adam Floyd, on Flickr


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Always look on the Shite side of life

 

1999 Vauxhall Zafira - shit or shite?

1978 Austin Maxi - proper shite or proper classic?

1972 Renault 6 - genuine garage find

 

Rusty Old Rubbish - a shite blog about shite and stuff


#1955 OFFLINE   mercrocker

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 05:26 PM

Lovely....it saddens me to think that there might be no more fairground Fodens before long.    Resourceful bunch though, showmen, so maybe they will keep 'em going a bit longer.


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#1956 ONLINE   DodgeRover

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 10:22 PM

The last few times the fairs came by they were empty, I doubt they were even covering wages for the casuals let alone making any money. I wouldn't want to be a traveling ride owner/ operator these days :(
The days of getting £10 an hour cash for putting up/ pulling down then taking tickets/ eyeing up women at the smaller shows are gone.

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 01:12 PM

Wandered past a truck graveyard I've seen but not been able to get a photo before. This is the best I could manage.IMG_1785.JPG
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#1958 OFFLINE   bangernomics

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 01:38 PM

Dad used to drive for these and those old A series were rebuilt overnight sometimes.

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Used to go to Gordon’s farm on a Saturday morning and get paid about £20 to wash wagons. Best part was reversing them into impossible gaps because you could. Weird how I ended up in IT really.
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#1959 OFFLINE   bangernomics

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 01:40 PM

I also used that red paint to do the rear subframe on my first mini after the radius arms died.

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 02:50 PM

Had a trip up to the Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland, because why not.

It's a good start when this is in their carpark...
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Drinking and Driving is bad, mkay, but apparently you needed a stiff drink after piloting this
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Anyone remember the Scampi Fries advert with the Roadrunner driving out of the sea? This is the scale model they used
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TEH FEWTURE
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#1961 OFFLINE   yellowperil

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 04:07 PM

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=Mz4XIldOb2E

This Scampi Fries advert?

#1962 OFFLINE   somewhatfoolish

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 04:37 PM


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#1963 OFFLINE   bangernomics

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 04:46 PM

Had a trip up to the Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland, because why not.

It's a good start when this is in their carpark...
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Drinking and Driving is bad, mkay, but apparently you needed a stiff drink after piloting this
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Anyone remember the Scampi Fries advert with the Roadrunner driving out of the sea? This is the scale model they used
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TEH FEWTURE
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The future looks like an old Citroen
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#1964 OFFLINE   Pillock

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 07:04 PM

It was the mid 90s take on the future, so it's sort of our futuristic past.

That said.... Well their idea of what the future entailed was:

* Aluminium chassis bonded with glue rather than welded.
* Computer controlled engine (fuel injection etc)
* Satnav (well, the speedo had "miles until next turn")
* A TV screen for unknown purposes
* Aerodynamic aids

I don't reckon that's a bad stab. Apparently it was on Tomorrow's World.
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#1965 OFFLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 08:47 PM


That's Eck Norton innit?
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Posted 17 February 2019 - 10:33 PM

Cheers for the photos, Pillock, I'm glad the museum's still going. I went there in 1994 when I went on a mini-break to a hotel in Preston, with my parents (halcyon days....). I don't remember seeing the Scampi Fries Roadrunner at the time, which is strange, as I love Scampi Fries and I can't think where else it may have been at the time. I think if I'd been the model maker and spent all that time detailing that model, I'd be a bit miffed to see how little of it was actually seen in the final advert - I reckon the box body on a home made wooden go-cart chassis would've sufficed!

 

I also remember seeing the Transit Supervan II in its original mk2 body and livery, before the body was butchered into the smiley face Supervan 3 that Ford demonstrated a couple of years later.

 

 

I also brought this back as a souvenir of my visit:

 

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Quite why I bought a souvenir ash tray aged 13 (when no-one in our house smoked), I'll never know. Equally strange is why I chose to bring it to NZ with me...


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Posted 17 February 2019 - 10:48 PM

Yours truly in the very truck.

 

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 10:54 PM

Oh yeah, I had to have a 'go' in it myself, too! 



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Posted 17 February 2019 - 10:57 PM

This photo was taken at the auction at the break up of the old Albion Museum in Dumfries some years ago.



#1970 OFFLINE   Vantman

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 07:23 PM

Sleeper cab 1965 style!

 

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RIP Derek 'The Mint'.


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Posted 20 February 2019 - 07:46 PM

That LAD sleeper cab looks great, though it looks a bit of a struggle to get up on the bunk! Normally those cabs had 2 headlamps, and the sun visor is an extra, maybe it was destined for overseas
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#1972 OFFLINE   martc

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 07:55 PM

^^^^ Where are those side windows in the boudoir from? First thoughts was a Reliant Regal mk111 but it doesn't look quite right...

 

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I've definitely seen something like them somewhere and it's bugging me.

 

The hair mattress certainly sounds inviting though.


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#1973 OFFLINE   Vantman

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 09:00 PM

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RIP Derek 'The Mint'.


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 06:57 PM

Saw some sick lorries on Saturday night... I was on the bus and these bad boys were moving some electrical transformer on the other side of the road. There was a pusher tractor too. We got ourselves a convoy!

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 07:00 PM

Their is a 56 plate ( I think it's a modern one) Scania near me which sounds fucking awesome, you can hear it miles away yet it looks like any other fleet truck.  Is that just the pipe or a custom engine?


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 07:12 PM

Their is a 56 plate ( I think it's a modern one) Scania near me which sounds fucking awesome, you can hear it miles away yet it looks like any other fleet truck.  Is that just the pipe or a custom engine?

Must be one of the V8s, available with 580 or an absurd 730bhp. They sound utterly glorious, especially with upright pipes.


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 11:11 AM

 

The new Foden Marvin.

 

Didn't anyone at the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation  Boalloy look at this and think 'this is the most depressing looking lorry in the world'? And then decide to put a more cheerful face on it?

 

Foden

 

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Marvin the Paranoid Android

 

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