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PostSubject: Lorries of the 1950s and 1960s.   Lorries of the 1950s and 1960s. I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 30, 2009 9:48 am

Malcolm Bobbit,

Hi there, I have just purchased Malcolm's two books on British lorries of the 1950s and 1960s which I was looking forward to reading and browsing though havng been written by an acclaimed writer and a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers.

I am afraid to say that the books in no way came up to the standard one would expect given the author's credentials, in fact some of the mistakes in the captions betray a lack of research which is extremely misleading to the general reader and can only be described as schoolboy howlers to anyone with even a slight knowledge of commercial vehicles and the haulage industry.

If Mr Bobbit is planning any more books on commercial vehicles may I suggest he gets clear in his own mind the difference between gross weight and payload, the date when AEC was taken over by British Leyland, the history of Scammell and Maudslay, what a pick-up is, what a LAD cab was, the difference between a twin steer and an eight-wheeler---------I could go on but needless to say there are mistakes and mis-informed statements on practically every page.

As an ex lorry driver I will gladly proof read Mr Bobbits next offering for a small consideration and avoid the mistake of, for instance, of calling BRS a "firm"!

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