Mike Humble The start of the fightback Adapting to market changes – and fast: After all the trials and tribulations over the past three decades, one of the key members of the British Leyland Motor Corporation still prospers and survives. Leyland trucks based in the Lancashire town of the same name still produces commercial … More Heavy Haulage History: Leyland Marathon & Marathon 2 (1973 – 1980)
Kent based John sends an update on his recently purchased Nissan Note: Car manufacturers at some point dress up an existing model with a few changes and call it a mid production face lift or even a new model. This review follows their theme with an update on my original opinions from 2015. Or as … More Your Cars: John Eccleshall – Nissan Note CVT
Mike Humble: Here we take a look at a long gone manufacturer of British trucks. Lets start with ERF and their EC series of trucks – the last commercial vehicle to be 100% designed and built by an independent UK company. The ‘EC’ range introduced in 1993, which also happened to be ERF’s … More Heavy Haulage History: The ERF EC Series -1993 to 2000
Mike Humble: Being a fan of current British built vehicles, its also fantastic to know that our motor trade past and heritage is also looked after. Irrespective of how much a roller-coaster ride our trade history has been over the past few decades, we should always look and learn from the past to enable us … More Meet the Heritage Heroes
Mike Humble: Say hello to Toyota’s Terminator… “Yes mate… half eleven from Littlehaven Road and going to Horsham station… cheers mush bye” Oh… sorry about that, I was just booking a taxi as my motor’s up on blocks at the moment but you’ve still got get around eh? But interestingly enough… what motor does the average cabbie … More Shoestring Motoring: Toyota Avensis (2003 – 2008)
Mike Humble Even though BLs Marina is remembered either fondly or with dread, it wasn’t just Leyland who built a very average motor car. One such example has turned fifty this month and that car is the Hillman Hunter. November 1966 saw the introduction of a new range of family saloons that today seem … More Happy Birthday: Hillman Hunter turns 50
North Yorkshire Moors Railway / Mike Humble In 2017 the North Yorkshire Moors Railway celebrates 50 years since the formation of the charitable Trust in 1967. To set the wheels in motion for this important anniversary year, popular locomotive, Royal Scot, will steam in to the attraction and set off the new season in … More Celebrate 50 years of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway with Royal Scot.