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SCAMMELL LORRY, STAFFORD PARK COUNTRY FAIR

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SCAMMELL LORRY, STAFFORD PARK COUNTRY FAIR

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Très beau avec ces jolies couleurs.
Brian Walbey: They always were fine looking lorries if there is such a thing.
Scammels always seemed to be big powerful brutes, Brian. As your photo shows, 1968 I make that plate to be.
Brian Walbey: I seem to recall my Dad drove a Scammell of some sort during his early days as a lorry driver on the railway.
It looks like quite a beast! I like the straight on image!
Brian Walbey: I think the front on view highlights it as a powerful lorry whereas the side view wouldn't have done.
Someone's very proud of that masterpiece, Brian!
Brian Walbey: Indeed Ginnie, in the eyes of the enthusiast she is a beautiful thing.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Dec 2018, 06:27
A super looking heavy duty machine
Brian Walbey: Great looking beast isn't she.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 3 Dec 2018, 06:36
Someone had fun painting that up, Brian
Brian Walbey: It is certainly very well turned out.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Dec 2018, 07:19
That is a lot of "tender loving care" there, Brian. Great point of view too.
Brian Walbey: It is certainly very well turned out. I think the front on view highlights it as a powerful lorry whereas the side view wouldn't have done
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 3 Dec 2018, 07:40
A famous name in the lorry business.
Brian Walbey: Very much so Chad. I seem to recall my Dad drove a Scammell of some sort during his early days as a lorry driver on the railway.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Dec 2018, 07:55
I bet this is a powerful beast. I've been trying find details of the engine but I've drawn a blank. I did learn that when this was built, Scammell were part of the Leyland Motors - oh dear!
Brian Walbey: I seem to recall my Dad drove a Scammell of some sort during his early days as a lorry driver on the railway.
Quite a beast Brian both to look at and, I imagine, to drive
Brian Walbey: I seem to recall my Dad drove a Scammell of some sort during his early days as a lorry driver on the railway.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Dec 2018, 08:11
I have never even heard about Scammell before - so today, I have learnt one more brand name. The guy starting the company may have been sitting in the pub for some time, when someone came in and commented on the new truck standing outside.

'S mine. said the owner

What brand? asked the newcomer.

'S camel. said the owner and the rest is history.
Brian Walbey: smile smile Very humorous Louis, I'm surprised you haven't heard of Scammell lorries before, I'm sure some would have ended up on your continent.
Gemma looks more like a Gerry to me Brian.
Brian Walbey: For some reason in times gone by Lorries, cars and railway engines etc. were always referred to in the feminine, hence the girls name, you might have noticed that when some of us older guys on SC talk about pictures of trains or engines.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Dec 2018, 15:10
It looks well maintained, the radiator looks interesting, is that a cover that has been folded down?
Brian Walbey: It was in great condition. That is a cover over the radiator, you are too young to remember that most vehicles, including cars, had them, if it was freezing cold they were rolled up to help the engine warm up quicker, trouble is I guess one had to stop and unroll it before the engine overheated!
I imagine it had seen some service!
Brian Walbey: I would think so Tom, it was in fine condition.

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