Very recently The Collection has acquired a WWII fuel bowser, as used by the RAF. The trailer adds to the Collections growing tribute to the Boys in Blue. It is hoped to restore the trailer and tow it behind the Bedford QL bowser. The QL is unique in itself as it is a pre-production model and was used in the 1969 film, Battle of Britain.
The other day we were asked to assist the BBC with the making if the latest series of Upstairs Downstairs to be aired next year.
Although this might sound very glamourous, in reality it was more about driving from A to B until the poor old trucks had enough and overheated.
On the bright side tea and coffee was a plenty and the food was pretty good. All in all a good day out and I even got a free hair cut and make-over.
Vehicles from the collection travel throughout England and onto the continent, as much as time and money permits. At present the majority of the vehicles are in hibernation for the Winter months although you’ll often see one of the Jeeps out and about. At present event dates for 2011 are scarce but a large presence will be made alongside member of the local IMPS at the North Somerset Show on the 2nd May 2011.
At present there are several vehicles in the workshop including an AEC Matador, Willys Jeep and a long term project, namley a Staghound armoured car together with a mobile 3.7" HAA gun for the coming season.