On this page I am featuring old Lorries past their prime, some gently rusting away and waiting for the
Scrapman to call, and some hopefully waiting for an enthusiast to restore them to their former glory.
Here is an old girl that is not yet past saving, waiting for that special someone
My mate Mick Fanner sent me this picture of what looks like a Morris Commercial ? Southampton area
I am soon going to have to dedicate a page to Les Freathy, he does send me a lot of great photographs.
Many Thanks Les and keep them coming, here are a few he sent this week.
Two old Atkinsons worth saving HKR 260D UHM5M
Nice old ERF 405BYE (I used to drive one just like this) This old Big J still worth restoration ? BNA302M
John Leach drove an ex LDV mail van out to Paros in Greece on Holiday (brave man) he sent me this picture
he took of an old Atkinson reg number WDK153K out there. It looks like it is being used as a mobile bar-b-que
Old Lorry drivers Aladdins cave, Father and son Fred and Jonathan Lawton restore classic and vintage British lorries. February 2008
8 Wheeler Thornycroft gets a full nut and bolt restoration from Fred and John
Atki Borderer with chicken coop sleeper cab under wraps.
Mighty Thornycroft Antar
Saturday 28th March 2009 found me at Fred and John Lawton's garage again. We meet there once a year prior to attending the
Thornycroft Register AGM . I took some pictures on the day and produce them herewith thanks to Fred and Jonathan for their hospitality.
8 wheeler ERF G362 VNR used for collecting vintage vehicles, loaded with a 1953/4 Rugby cement 8 wheeler Thornycroft 3461 UE
They also have it's sister with the next consecutive registration number.
The 8 wheeler Thornycroft pictured last year above now has an engine fitted, Fred and John had it running for us, it sounded sweet.
They don't make them like this any more, British engineering at it's best
Ex Chris Miller of Preston Mighty Thornycroft Antar
Jonathan started this Atkinson up specially for me, the Gardner straight 8 fired up on the button first time, music to my ears.
Old lorry drivers heaven
Saturday 26th Feb 2010 what a difference a year makes this Thornycroft restoration truly is a nut and bolt job, well done Fred & Jonathan
WBF 549 chassis number 62720 is fitted with a Q6 9.8 litre diesel engine (it sounds awesome) Operated from new by owner driver Ron Day
of Basford Bridge, Cheddleton, Leek, Staffs. running precast concrete products out of Hulland Products Ltd, Hulland Ward near Derby