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             Pat  Davis      

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2001  LONDON to BRIGHTON COMMERCIAL VEHICLE RUN

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1955 Scammell Scarab lorry

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. )


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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.