Big Lorry Blog

Classic commercials; haulage tales from yesteryear; and the weird and the wonderful from the world of trucks – Big Lorry Blog has it all! The anorak army bring you tales of big rigs; little rigs and downright unusual rigs from far-flung parts of the world.

Middle-East warrior! The Mighty Leyland Marathon revisited on Biglorryblog thanks to Neil H!

Biglorryblog is forever in debt to Neil Halliwell, marketing services manager at DAF Trucks in Thame…I recently was in his company and naturally the topic turned to old trucks and Biglorryblog and Neil mentioned he had a Marathon brochure from 1973 (published by the Truck + Bus Division of British Leyland ‘The Champions of Road Transport.’) “Cor…!” says I, “Any chance of …

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

I have to say that when I first saw this e-mail with 47 ATTACHMENTS(!) sitting in my normal 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 and maybe early 80s-BLB] of classic …

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Scania Longline…the greatest truck that never made it BIG. The Boss and Biglorryblog have a chunter over Scania’s finest.

From the sublime….. To the electric…? That old curmudgeon ‘the Boss’ is back on Biglorryblog having successfully wound up most of the Steel Boys (Don’t worry guys you should see what he says to me! And regularly too….) Anyroadup he’s up to make amends with this offering and says: “Brian, seems I perhaps ruffled a few feathers in the world of …

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Mystery spy shots of a new prototype tractor…but which one wonders Biglorryblog?

I’m obliged to both Barney (a Biglorryblog regular) and Gianenrico Griffini editor of Tuttotrasporti magazine in Italy for a) alerting me to these ‘spy shots’ of mystery test trucks and b) for allowing me to reproduce them—thanks Gianenrico! And thanks for the tip-off too Barney!   Both these pictures are on the Tuttotrasporti website though this one isn’t helped by the …

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Classic trucks—the legendary “Scania Longline”…Mick Moody has an absolute cracker and he’s sent it to Biglorryblog!

Mick Moody of Moody International Refrigeration fame knows how to grab Biglorryblog’s attention….with pictures of one of BLB’s favourite truck—the one and only BIG cab Scania. He says: “Hi Brian, here’s some pics of our Longline….might be some interest on the blog?!” Are you kidding Mick! And check out the lights on the R Series — 14 spots…count ’em! Like the man …

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Scoop truck pictures! New Iveco Stralis and Mercedes Axor—heavily disguised. Only on Biglorryblog!

Photograph: Automedia-group Up in the frozen North something is stirring…And it’s provided Biglorryblog with the perfect ‘scoop’ shots of the new Iveco Stralis undergoing cold weather testing. BLB has the hardy snappers of the Automedia-Group for these telephto tantalisers! (They’re copyright to Automedia so please don’t cut and paste them from this blog—if you want your own copy just e-mail Now below …

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