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Scania R620. See full size image on photograph links from this page.
The Commercial Vehicle (CV) Show NEC Birmingham 2008. The 2009 show was cancelled and the 2010 show was quite different and limited but did have many stands offering services. The 2011 Show was quite excellent and moved from an emphasis on HGV's to displaying all commercial vehicles,, from the tiny single man operator needs and to mini buses, electric vehicles for delivery up to near 7.5 tons. Services for all these types of operations were in good evidence. The 2011 CV Show (Commercial Vehicle Show) page is being produced and due for web release on this site www.transportcafe.co.uk by the first week of June 2011. As usual a strong showing of photographs is the strong point.
This page of photographs from The Commercial Vehicle Show Birmingham is always a pleasure to visit. Below you find links to internal pages each with individual photographs from the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC Birmingham. The photographs are generally 1680 by 1260, which are good for 22inch wide screens & TV screens. All images are compressed and pixel coded for copyright protection, they are also compressed for web page display, and whilst good, originals uncompressed needed for quality printing.
The NEC is an excellent venue, whilst London can be a pain in my opinion. I visited London with a exhibitors entry ticket for a prestigious agricultural Machinery show for the nation,,,,,,,,,,,, but,,,,,,,, there was no parking space available,, not even with a exhibitors special entry ticket. It was raining, the parking attendant suggested I use the Tesco supermarket park,, but, time would be limited to 1 hour+! My thoughts were,,, never again!
What amazed me about the show I mention above, was that it was a Countryside show for the UK, Farmers etc. and yet they picked a London venue with grossly inadequate parking, coupled with being situated for the convenience of one part of England, the south, and if you needed to fly in, go by train, or drive its just totally wrong, unfair, inconvenient.
The NEC Birmingham is a good national venue, VIRTUALLY UNLIMITED PARKING is available,, an International Train Station is right on the NEC, you walk in from the Rail station all under cover. Birmingham International Airport has a few hundred yards of shuttle railway in an overhead form taking you directly to the railway station and exhibition centre entry point. What more can you ask for,, fantastic. It would be correct to say its not a central location for Scotland and northern England, but its not just a geographic choice, it's a "how easy is it to get to" choice, and there has to be a weighting for population numbers,, for example we can't locate it in Scotland because its halfway between the Isle of Wight or channel Islands and the Shetland Isles,,, so easy access by all modes of transport would seem logically paramount considering the mass of people, not just London and south of the Thames. I lived in London for many years but one has to be fair about it.
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The Commercial Vehicle Show NEC Birmingham 2008 Photographs start here
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Hino Specialist HGV. This is from the Toyota Stable, so Hino from Japan may have the same build quality of Toyota, it certainly looks the business. See full size image on photograph links from this page.
Scania R620 in full size
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Hino Mobile Concrete Mixer.
These vehicles look the business. The Hino Stand was my vote for the best attraction at this exhibition.
Scania R440 High Line
Another Scania but different model.
BMC Johnston Sweepers 1st Call
These specialist vehicles are coming out of the proverbial woodwork these days,, and that's good news for the planet.
DAF here and a nice job it is
This was one truck that caught my eye at the exhibition.
DAF DHL Trailer with new economy shape
This is quite a locker more than the photo can show. It's not always possible to get a good or decent view of every vehicle at the show, not all manufactures place their displays "photo considerately".
This company has a name for quality.
Hino seem to have been the big entry at this show.
Mercedes Econic Municipal
Mercedes are no slouches here, this is a fine looking vehicle apart from the fact that we know its a good quality product.
Another Mercedes Econic.
Man Tractor Unit
Some displays are difficult to get a good angle on,, some are impossible, at least to do them justice.
Man Clear Flow Tanker
This is a nice entry from Man,,, what's the spec cos you judge them that way! of course you do, but I just try and give you a photograph,, but the spec comes first, how it looks comes somewhere after that!
Man Cargo Vehicle
This MAN Cargo Vehicle was the 1000 of its type,, it does look the BIZ,, and if they can make trucks like this?
A proper utility Land Rover.
RVL Van Mercedes.
Special body Mercedes Van
Another RVL but Electric Micro Vett Van.jpg
This special body van has more space than the previous.
Metropolitan Police Volvo.
Well we have to have a photograph of the Bills transport.
The Hino Stand.
Well its a small part of that stand,, and it was busy!
Yet Another Hino.
It has to be worth pricing this supplier for your application.
Lakeland Tankers here with an Asda Fuel Tanker,, it does look smart!
Iveco Tractor Continental Trailer
I am trying to understand why Continental should describe their tyres as reducing in efficiency and getting sleepy! This is the UK and they sure as hell aren't selling to the Americans here with that trailer. They spell it correctly on their own website,,, must be the chap who did the truck and the chaps who checked it,, were all "DOZY"! and "Blacked out" :) :) :)
Trans Pennine Publishing
I thought you would like a look at this stall just in case you wanted a book on trucks past or present,, these seem like well qualified people.
Popular HGV units are Iveco,, this is one of their latest.
Renault 10 tonne Truck
Now note this is a ten tonne truck not a ten ton truck,, wanna know the difference, yes there is a difference,,,, go ask Google!
Lakeland Tankers Looking Smart Again
Lakeland Tankers here with an another Tanker,, note they put the weight in Kgs, rather wise given the ton or tonne business.
Lakeland Tankers Gas
Lakeland Tankers with a gas job,, I have to say I never did fancy driving around this stuff,,, hope they get well paid,, and have radar for those knocking off time boys and girls who invade the M6 at knocking off time on workdays. Don't tell me you haven't seen then racing down the northern slip roads onto the Mway and darting across all the traffic causing waves of chaos and panic!
Vauxhall Sports Car
Yes it was at the commercial show,, and the next two were!
Could be this has more than 550BHP under the bonnet!
Again this will have more than 550BHP, but no comfort.
Ford having some good fun
Well its good to see a sense of humour. Read the entire paint job!
Many organisations need a tool like this, good for pains in the neck!
Scammel Tractor unit
This one has three wheels,, I had the honour to drive one of these delivering parcels for British Rail, long before automatic washing machines and helping Cyril Lord deliver his carpets nationwide,, mail order started here! NO! Dinosaurs were not around then!
Ford Thames Van circa 1950
In Peter Williams livery. From this point down the photographs are of those older vehicles, which were at the show, jolly good show, as Terry Thomas would say!
These old vehicles used to travel down the motorway, I can tell you stories about that.
ERF Comber Transport
Great to see these old vehicles. Thank you to the owners.
AEC Mammoth (we have two of these)
Nice job all in red.
Another from the same stable.--
Atkinson with John Wainright
These were plentiful on Britains roads some time back.
Dennis Fire Engine
This one has FDNY on its window, I assume a tribute to the New York Fire Department.
THE RED ARROWS
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