Vehicles on this site
1909 Commer Car type RC shooting break.
1913 McCurd box van
1914 Dennis N type pump fire engine
1915 Dennis type A utility lorry
1916 Ford Model T Pick-up.
1919 Garford model 25 lorry
1921 Dennis N type pump/escape fire engine
1922 Ford T model charabanc
1922 Gwynne Eight invincible pump, fire engine
1925 Austin type 20/4 pump/escape fire engine
1926 Renault type OS lorry
1926 Ford T model with 20cwt crane
1928 Morris Commercial
1 ton Furniture Truck
1929 Dennis 5cwt Tray Back Lorry
1930 Foden type HH box van
1934 Thornycroft type
A/FB/4 drop side lorry
1934 Ford type BB lorry
1935 Austin Taxicab
1935 Ford Flat bed lorry
1935 Dennis 45 – 50 cwt tanker lorry
1936 AEC Mercury tower wagon.
1937 Ford V8 model 77 van
1939 Gu drop side lorry
1946 Scammell type 20LA tractor
1949 Leyland Tiger PS2 coach
1950 AEC Regent III
Double Decker Bus
1951 Ford V8 Pilot van
1952 Bedford type OLDB drop side lorry
1931 Ford type AA drop side lorry
1955 Scammell Scarab lorry
1956 Ford type E83W pick-up
1967 Leyland Leopard bus
Semi-trucks are convenient vehicles for Carrying cargo and freight with ease, it's tough to imagine what transport companies would do without them.
( note Semi-truck refers to the actual truck or tractor, which contains the engine. Semi-trucks can run on its own without a hauling a semi-trailer. )
Vintage Vehicle Society
2001 LONDON to BRIGHTON COMMERCIAL VEHICLE RUN
Semi Trucks are not perfect, however.
The Scammell Lorry company saw an opportunity in 1948. They realized that the majority of semi-trucks could not maneuver at sharp turns due to their size. So they went ahead and started production on the historic Scammell Scarab.
The Scammell Scarab was a bizarre-looking, three-wheeler lorry that was much more efficient than it appeared to be.
The British Ministry of Defense. And British Railways made extensive use of the Scarab, which was also a common sight around docks, factories, stations and warehouses due to its compact size and ease of movement.
Unfortunately, not many Scarabs survive as of today. They were used for short-term purposes in the mid-'90s. They were scrapped soon after as no one imagined that museums would consider them valuable. They are, however, an interesting piece of semi-truck history.