Monday, January 22, 2018

Holiday (9)...Trucks at ECMOT.

Many of the trucks at ECMOT are rusty relics and are fenced off from the public....

...but with the assistance of this character (one of the volunteers, a mechanic, at ECMOT and I've forgotten his name) I was allowed into the restricted area , as long as he accompanied me.
He was enthusiastic about the establishment and we both learnt a lot from each other.
A Thames Trader with a Bedford each side.
The dog's name is Poppy, she was born on ANZAC Day.

D series Ford, a Chevy and two Austins.
Inside one of the Austins.
Fiat and Ford.
Inside the Fiat.
Although it looks like a half-cab bus, I suspect it may have actually been a crane truck with the jib resting beside the cab.
I'm interested to know the make as the radiator badge had been removed. The engine has distinctive fins on the exhaust manifold.
Blunt nose Morris Commercial is something I've only seen in pictures previously.
More commonly seen as a Commer, but this one carries the Karrier name plate.
US trucks of the 30s had the same flowing lines as their cars.
This is a Fargo.
Another US truck; a Federal.
I loved the styling of this, but with its grill missing, I don't know what is.
I know Guy and Thornycroft used cabs of this style.
KM Bedford and Standard Vanguard.
The KM still had the 6V-71 under the cab.
The Australian Internationals were once common on our roads.
This shed was not in the restricted area and contained this rare Brockway.....
...and this White.
A Ford V8.
The headlamp arrangement on this Commer, identifies it as being one of the last of the model with this cab before the Hi-Line series was introduced.
Leyland Sherpa van used the old Austin/Morris J4 body with an extended snout.
When I started in the motor trade, these Toyota Dynas were brand new.
Nice old Leyland Comet with tanker can be started up, according to the mechanic..
This trio of Bedfords was one of the better kept offerings at the museum.

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