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News: 60 YEARS OF THE COMMER “SPACEVAN”

As recently as the 1980s, you might regularly encounter a medium-sized van that resembled an inverted soap-dish.

News: DO YOU REMEMBER THE COMMER FC/PA/PB/SPACEVAN?

How many of you remember this TV licensing warning from 1977 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRau5ysqrXY? There is the stern voice-over from Edward Judd, the idea that watching Columbo is to be utterly condemned - and that blue-grey Commer.

News: Do You Remember - The Leyland Sherpa Van

The words “Leyland Sherpa” and “glamour” go together about as well as Love Island and “programmes that do not make you want to throw your TV set out of the window” – but the sober-looking commercial is a part of so many people’s lives.

News: MEET THE OWNER – STEVE WATKINS AND HIS 1982 TOYOTA HI-ACE DEVON CAMPER

‘I bought my Toyota Hi-Ace Campervan in 2018 having looked at VW “Bay Window” Vans, but I wanted something a bit more a) unusual and b) reliable’.

News: CARRY ON CAMPING – IN A 1961 COMMER ‘MAIDSTONE’

The year is 1961 and, somewhere in Hampshire, a family is en route to their summer holiday near Swanage. Dad is ranting about those Ton-up boys, Mum dreams of Laurence Harvey, their daughter reads about John Leyton in Mirabelle magazine, while son plots his way to owning a Corgi model of the Citroën DS19.

News: DO YOU REMEMBER – THE STANDARD ATLAS?

The Atlas is the sort of vehicle mainly glimpsed in the backgrounds of 1960s British films rather than on the road. The Standard light commercial was a rather appealing machine in its heyday, but it never seemed to find a market niche despite its virtues.