We want lorries – Brooklands
Brooklands is on the look-out for pre-1950 commercial vehicles to take part in its 1940s Relived event next month.
The show on 14 May at Weybridge in Surrey will be celebrating the fashions, music, transporrt and attitudes of the era, which organisers are keen to point wasn’t just about World War II.
Previous Relived gatherings have been very successful and this year the museum intends to have a classic commercial vehicle display as its centrepiece. Any load-lugger will be welcome, so long as it was manufactured between 1935 and the end of 1949, and will line up alongside cars of the same period.
‘If you feel that the story of the commercial vehicle, both light and heavy, during the war years is one that has little publicity and needs to be told – especially in view of the part they played in the rebuilding of the country after six years of conflict – then get in touch,’ says Paul Stewart, Brooklands’ marketing manager.
‘Most people know what a Jeep or a half-truck looks like, but how many people could identify an Austin or Morris van, or a Bedford, Albion, ERF or Leyland truck?’ email@example.com, www.brooklandsmuseum.com