• Middle East Trucking memories on Biglorryblog thanks to Peter Symons and the DAF ‘Super Continental’!

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    Calling all Middle East veterans! Does this ring any bells with you? I am greatly indebted to my old mate Peter Symons, industry veteran and (way back in the past when we were both a lot younger) product marketing man at the ‘old’ DAF Trucks in Thame. BLB bumped into him at last night’s Iveco bunfight and we got

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    Astran’s Bob Paul: 1929-2010. The ‘original long haul pioneer’ remembered by Ashley Coghill on Biglorryblog…

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      No sooner does Biglorryblog enjoy the celebrations of the long-awaited launch of Ashley Coghill’s book on Astran than I recently received a message from Ash to say: “I am sure you have heard by now the sad news that Bob Paul (Transport Director at Astran) has passed away (age 81). The above picture is of Bob

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    Classic Middle East Trucking! The early days remembered on Biglorryblog thanks to Budgie..

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    I have to say that when I first saw this e-mail with 47 ATTACHMENTS(!) sitting in my normal biglorryblog@googlemail.com letterbox my heart plummeted! But then ‘WOW!’ As I started to open them up I have to admit I was well-and-truly hooked. And Biglorryblog is most grateful to ‘Budgie’ Smith in Southampton for these pictures from [I’d guess the late 70’s

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    Middle East memories courtesy of ‘Ashley the Crane King’ Coghill on Biglorryblog!

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    Some time ago we had a young Saudi Arabian guy come and spend some time on work experience with us. Very engaging bloke called Abderlrahman Al-kuhaymi but he told us to use his nickname which was ‘Boody’. We enjoyed having him with us and I think he felt the same not least as he got

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