Trucks, vans and pick-ups on the road to The British Motor Museum

THERE will be a chance to look back to the vehicles of yesteryear at the Classic & Vintage Commercial’ Show when it parks up at the The British Motor Museum. The show, on August 14 and 15, will offer visitors a rare opportunity to reminisce about days gone by and relive the vintage era of over 450 pre-2001 commercial vehicles including trucks, vans and pick-ups. The Classic and Vintage Commercial Show is one of the largest shows of its kind in Europe and features a display of vehicles from vans such as Ford Transits, Morris Minors and J Types, to lighter lorries from Austin, Bedford, Dodge and Ford Thames, through to heavier lorries such as AECs, Atkinsons, ERFs, Fodens and Leylands.

Throughout the weekend there will be a large commercial vehicle related autojumble selling vehicle spares, photos, brochures, models, and other items. Inside there will be two large indoor model shows, organised by Ashley Coghill and the National Association of Road Transport Modellers. Over 160 tables will showcase kit and scratch-built models of commercial vehicles and landscapes.

Tom Caren, show manager at the Gaydon-based museum, said: “Whether you’re a fan of commercial vehicles, interested in vintage history or simply want to see the commercial vehicles that were on the roads in your youth, then this show is for you. “We are expecting around 450 vehicles from familiar marques to rare finds. The autojumble is also the perfect place to pick up a bargain or find that vital spare part.”

Kelsey Media will be supporting the show and celebrating its 20 year joint venture of bringing commercial vehicles to the museum. They will be selling several of their publications including Classic & Vintage Commercials, Classic Van and Pick Up, Heritage Commercials and Vintage Roadscene, along with a special supplement celebrating 20 years of commercial vehicles at Gaydon. Those wanting to take part in the show can enter their truck for free which includes entry for the driver and one passenger.

Camping is also available for those that want to make a weekend of it.

Visit www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk for tickets and further details.