Big Lorry Blog

Classic commercials; haulage tales from yesteryear; and the weird and the wonderful from the world of trucks – Big Lorry Blog has it all! The anorak army bring you tales of big rigs; little rigs and downright unusual rigs from far-flung parts of the world.

Classic trucks—the legendary “Scania Longline”…Mick Moody has an absolute cracker and he’s sent it to Biglorryblog!

Mick Moody of Moody International Refrigeration fame knows how to grab Biglorryblog’s attention….with pictures of one of BLB’s favourite truck—the one and only BIG cab Scania. He says: “Hi Brian, here’s some pics of our Longline….might be some interest on the blog?!” Are you kidding Mick! And check out the lights on the R Series — 14 spots…count ’em! Like the man …

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Scoop truck pictures! New Iveco Stralis and Mercedes Axor—heavily disguised. Only on Biglorryblog!

Photograph: Automedia-group Up in the frozen North something is stirring…And it’s provided Biglorryblog with the perfect ‘scoop’ shots of the new Iveco Stralis undergoing cold weather testing. BLB has the hardy snappers of the Automedia-Group for these telephto tantalisers! (They’re copyright to Automedia so please don’t cut and paste them from this blog—if you want your own copy just e-mail Now below …

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Superior Scania Toplines for sale from Mick Moody. So what are you waiting for asks Biglorryblog?

  Having recently posted a story about Biglorryblog’s All-time Top 10 trucks which naturally featured Scania’s extra-long Topline cab–the Longline—I was intrigued to see the following comment posted back by Mick Moody of Moody International–the UK and European reefer operator and used truck sales company. “We have two Scania longlines for sale if anybody is interested…” So quick as a flash BLB e-mailed …

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Vintage fairground trucks and photos, courtesy of Hatwells

When I met with John Brixton, who owns this impressive Foden S106, he gave me a guided tour of his father-in-law’s sheds at the family home in Oxfordshire. And these weren’t any old sheds. John’s father-in-law is Jimmy Hatwell – who comes from a long line of showmen. In fact his family have been working the fairgrounds since the 1800s …

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Aussie Bicentennial Macks…they all had a name says Biglorryblog!

It’s amazing what you can learn from Biglorryblog. Or to be more accurate (more accurate?…ah forget it) Anyway having blogged on the Mack Trucks Australia Heritage website and this wonderful Bicentennial Mack tractor I get an e-mail from Cam in Oz who says: “Hi Brian, all the Bicentennial Macks have got a name. They were built in 1988, Australia’s Bicentennial …

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10 bridges you should drive across before you die

  Image: Shutterstock   There is something about a good bridge that stirs the emotions, whether these be wonder, excitement or even fear. But obviously some are more exciting than others. And with that in mind, here’s a list of the Top 10 bridges that everyone needs to cross before they die.I stress that these are just my own personal …

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How many Scania Centurions did they make, and how many have survived?

  Am I right in saying that Scania only made 100 of their limited edition Centurion tractors? If so, does anybody know how many are still in existence today? Click below to continue reading   I was under the impression that they were all top-trim, top-spec high horsepower tractors with full aerodynamic body kits – like this stunning 143M pictured at …

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Wind turbines…have you ever wondered how they assemble one asks Biglorryblog? Start with a Grove telescopic tower crane….

Biglorryblog has Rod Simmonds to thank for this selection of pictures which shows you (if you’ve ever wondered) how they put up a wind turbine… It all starts with the latest Grove GTK1100 telescopic tower crane, unveiled at the Bauma construction show in Munich, which has completed its inaugural lifting job at a site in Germany, following an extensive test …

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