We want lor­ries – Brook­lands

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

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?’ steve­cas­tle@brook­landsmu­seum.com, www.brook­landsmu­seum.com

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