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 …Read More »
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How to turn your pickup truck into an artic or drawbar! Iep has the Dutch-treat answer on Biglorryblog
Biglorryblog’s favourite cloggie Iep van der Meer (you MUST check out his website on http://iepvandermeer.nl/ for some terrific truck stuff) has sent me this interesting little story in how to convert you pick-up to a mini-artic or waggon and drag… Like this. “Hello Brian,” says Iep, “Today the Dutch press was invited by Isuzu and a company called ‘Fifth Wheel. …Read More »
I have to say that when I first saw this e-mail with 47 ATTACHMENTS(!) sitting in my normal email@example.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 and maybe early 80s-BLB] of classic …Read More »
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 to drive a truck at …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Following my recent blog on the long-awaited new 700hp+ Scania V8 which is due to break cover later this year – it’s already been overtaken… By a V12 rated at, wait for it… 830hp! And I have my ‘Wandering Cloggie’ and all round crazshee guy Tim de Jong to thank for this world exclusive! “Hi Brian,” he says. “Somewhere far …Read More »
I’m obliged to both Barney (a Biglorryblog regular) and Gianenrico Griffini editor of Tuttotrasporti magazine in Italy http://www.tuttotrasporti.it/ 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 …Read More »
Curioser and curioser… Take a look at the photo of this big green Scania and tell me what’s not quiet right with it… And while you’re doing that I’ll tell you that it accompanies the latest press release from Scania which describes how the Swedish truck maker has just signed a three-year deal with Norway Post to supply it with …Read More »
Classic trucks—the legendary “Scania Longline”…Mick Moody has an absolute cracker and he’s sent it to Biglorryblog!
Mick Moody www.moodyinternational.co.uk 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 …Read More »
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) Now below …Read More »