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NEWARK RALLY ENTRANTS · SUNDAY 26th MAY 2002

A grand total of 191 vehicles were rallied at Newark Showground on Sunday May 26th 2002.  By any standards a remarkable gathering!  Recorded below are 164 vehicles, comprising 103 AEC lorries, 47 AEC buses and 14 other vehicles (plus one static engine).  Photos on the next page.  Vehicles present on the Road Run on Saturday May 25th that did not go to the Showground on Sunday are omitted from the list.

Type Reg No Year Description Entry
AEC Mammoth Major [22]
MM 8 Mk III 0386.913 KGH 204 1948 Ex Rosser of Pontilliw; new to Express Dairies 79
MM 8 Mk III 3871.490 LLU 292 1950 Preserved as BRS no 2A302 as allocated to Yalding (Kent) ...
Mammoth Major 8 Mk III NYC 943 1951 Wincanton Transport's immaculate 8x4 tanker 121
MM 6 Mk III 3671.H349 SL 9724 1952 One from Richard Cresswell's pristine AEC fleet 24
MM 6 Mk III 3671.H408 SSU 291 1952 Ex RAF 30 AD 97, now a 4x2 flatbed lorry ...
MM 6 Mk III 3671.H417 GSK 821 1952 Former MOD refueller, preserved as a flatbed lorry 70
Mammoth Major 8 Mk III PNK 944 1953 Roy Lipsomb's Bonallack-cabbed Mk III 128
Mammoth Major 8 Mk III OYA 961 1952 Ordered as a MM6 and second steering axle added ...
Mammoth Major 8 Mk III HFX 429 1954 Homalloy body for 12 cubic yard of coal 132
Mammoth Major 8 Mk V AF 105 1961 The Alan Firmin Transport 8x4 with drawbar trailer 102
Mammoth Major 8 Mk V 94 SKK 1961 Flatbed lorry from Robert Wells' fleet of immaculate AECs ...
MM 8 Mk V G8RA.1650 786 BWX 1962 Ex-Parry's of Bayston Hill 174
MM 8 Mk V 2G8RAS.2248 996 GLT 1962 New to the Leicester Coop Dairy 106
MM 6 Mk V G6RAW.366 668 DYY 1962 John Vohman's surviving ex-Wimpey tipper 182
Mammoth Major 8 Mk V 87 CCH 1963 No further details 73
Mammoth Major 8 Mk V 163 FGX 1963 Entered by the Mid-Ulster AEC Group 159
Mammoth Major 8 Mk V VWC 553 1963 Originally a tanker, now restored as a flatbed lorry 155
MM 8 Mk V 3G8RAS.3587 AMJ 745C 1965 Jim Read's familiar London Brick Co driver training lorry 71
Mammoth Major 6 Mk V DCK 146C 1965 Nicely restored chassis/cab prime mover 62
Mammoth Major 6 Mk V FNN 622C 1965 Ex-Army 58
Mammoth Major 8 TG8R OTU 376D 1966 Working fairground lorry with Gardner generator ...
Mammoth Major 8 TG8R YGH 708G 1968 Flatbed transporter carrying Matador 352 TSU 137
Mammoth Major 8 TG8R BAK 449L 1972 Nicely presented elliptical tanker, BL badged ...
Mammoth Major 8 TG8R KFD 745L 1972 Still in use in the round timber business 88
AEC Mammoth Minor [3]
Mammoth Minor 0366L.086 GXF 70 1939 A rare lorry extensively rebuilt by Brian & Ben Freer 22
Mammoth Minor TG6RF.519 SJO 535F 1967 Steve Taylor's 6x2 twin steer tractor unit 59
Mammoth Minor TG6RF UCH 730G 1968 Breakdown tender to be restored as a tractor unit 117
AEC Mandator [20]
Mandator Mk III 3475.1147 YNN 724 1958 Westfield Transport ballast tractor with loaded semi trailer 29
Mandator Mk V G4RA.1770 CRH 144C 1965 Rescued by the late Bill & Jo Feneley 28
Mandator Mk V 3G4RA.3101 JAE 816D 1966 No further details 165
Mandator Mk V 3G4RA.3363 PLP 656E 1966 Ex-Brooke Bond 67
Mandator TG4R.109 ENF 570D 1966 Entered by J & N Boughey 178
Mandator TG4R ECL 142D 1966 Restored in BRS livery 10
V8 Mandator VTG4R.033 GBH 93G 1968 Repainted in a new livery for this year 74
V8 Mandator VTG4R.084 FFP 998G 1968 Beautifully restored in Truman's livery 180
V8 Mandator VTG4R4.225 RWO 533G 1968 Entered by John Ward 15
Mandator TG4R RTA 205H 1969 Latterly the yard shunter at Gregory Distribution 154
V8 Mandator 2VTG4R4.355 SCA 841J 1969 Ex-RTITB, very nice in AEC "works transport" colours ...
Mandator 2TG4R WPP 736J 1971 Evans of Tipton 72
Mandator 2TG4R FAE 882K 1971 Recovery lorry; no further details ...
Mandator 2TG4R.24719 PYD 772L 1972 Originally Somerset Water Board 104
Mandator 2TG4R WHK 926L 1972 Durham-based tractive unit coupled to a tanker semi-trailer ...
Mandator 2TG4R NLU 299L 1972 Transporter for the restored chassis of RT 4325 172
Mandator 2TG4R.25371 TGU 205M 1973 Former petrol tanker prime mover owned by Graham Edge 1
Mandator 2TG4R NWC 806M 1973 Transporter for 1937 Matador AMO 168 108
Mandator 2TG4R LUE 673P 1975 Russ Fenwick's fine tractor unit 125
Mandator 2TG4R.32804 NBF 92P 1976 Rally organiser David Hopkins' tractor unit 3
AEC Marshal [3]
Marshal GM6R 921 EXM 1963 Robert Wells' rare GM6 ...
Marshal TGM6R EHA 144T 1969 6x4 flatbed first registered in 1979 8
Marshal 2TGM6RS NFK 246M 1973 First registered in August 1973 66
AEC Matador [20]
Matador 0853.127 FSK 502 .... An early Matador 4x4, ex Rotherham Corporation 27
Matador 0853.775 GUY 640N .... Ex Army 94 YY 66, still in use in the round timber business 86
Matador 0853.2321 WSL 736 1943 Ex Army Gun tractor 78 RD 97, complete with artillery piece 130
Matador 0853.6078 JSV 900 1943 Ex Army 11 RH 19, recovery conversion by L W Vass 151
Matador 0853.6346 WFO 338 .... Ex Army 99 YY 81; no further details 40
Matador 0853.7120 USJ 639 1944 Western Welsh bus recovery vehicle; ex Army 09 RD 94 63
Matador 0853 WVS 468 1944 Robert Harris' ballast tractor 177
Matador 0853 RGX 158 1945 Timber tractor with unusual cab 69
Matador Mk II 0346.179 ARV 143 1937 This boxvan has been a rally regular for many years 65
Matador Mk II 0346.1142 AMO 160 1937 Ex-Nicholson's Brewery Maidenhead 108
Matador 0347 Mk II Interim BG 9503 1947 Chassis superbly restored by Brian Davey ...
Matador Mk III 3472.321 LRL 318 1949 This type would later be renamed Mandator Mk III 75
Matador 0853 NFO 586 .... No further details 38
Matador 0853 TSU 352 .... Ex RAF, Southdown bus breakdown tender; no further details 136
Matador 0853.10176 ASJ 350 1951 Ex Army 00 BD 76, once a breakdown with Neale of Dagenham 171
Matador 0853.10704 PFE 232K 1953 Demobbed from the Fleet Air Arm in 1971 34
Matador 0853.10715 TTX 144X 1950 Ex-timber tractor 96
Matador 0853.10718 HVS 815 .... Ex RAF 77 AE 11; ex Royal Navy 42 RN 16 131
Matador 0853 760 UP .... Heavily rebuilt to normal control 6
Matador Mk 2 4GM4RA.014 532 CVE 1963 Rare 60s-built timber tractor 144
AEC Type 854 [1]
854.094 JM 6566 1941 Ex RAF refueller acquired by Jim & Joy Lyons ...
AEC Mercury [21]
Mercury GM4RA.039 NTM 744 1954 Chance appearance of former London Brick flatbed lorry 53
Mercury GM4RA.1612 2599 WE 1958 Still working for its keep up until 1999 103
Mercury GM4RA.2503 MSU 357 1958 Box bodied lorry 97
Mercury 2GM4RA.2842 JFL 677 1958 A Richard Cresswell motor, new to British Sugar Corporation 25
Mercury 2GM4RA.3148 2590 NX 1959 Flatbed lorry with Homalloy cab 153
Mercury GM4RA 314 BVO 1959 Recovery vehicle but originally a cement mixer 16
Mercury 2GM4RA.4084 7372 WX 1961 Homalloy cabbed flatbed, with extra loadspace above the cab ...
Mercury GM4RA.5539 303 DLW 1962 Owned by a showman prior to preservation 110
Mercury GM4RA.6195 YNR 780 1961 Luton body, new to Bees Transport 107
Mercury 6GM4RA.7609 680 GTM 1962 Restored in London Brick Company livery 80
Mercury 6GM4RA.8132 JSX 545 1963 Ex Scottish Road Services 124
Mercury GM4RA PHG 768 1963 No further details 94
Mercury TGM4R BFD 628J 1968 First registered in 1971 56
Mercury TGM4R ELB 428J 1971 Amy Roadstone livery, coupled to 4-inline semi-trailer 109
Mercury TGM4R.8875 SKU 598J 1971 Tractor unit converted to recovery and back to tractor 148
Mercury TGM4R.9218 YNT 290K 1972 Flatbed with Valentine Tank stationary engine on board 33
Mercury TGM4R.9412 CHA 637K 1972 No further details 170
Mercury 2TGM4R.9770 CRY 999K 1972 Water Tender Ladder ex Leicester Fire Brigade ...
Mercury TGM4R XWP 139M 1973 Tractor unit converted to recovery and back to tractor 20
Mercury TGM4R HRF 483N 1975 No further details 55
Mercury TGM4R AFW 429S 1978 Beavertail 4x2 transporter 160
AEC Militant [8]
Militant MLR 569 1953 Peter Hedger's re-registered recovery vehicle 164
Militant 0860.428 899 UKM 1958 Ex NCB pit winding generator truck, now a flatbed 57
Militant GSU 841 1958 The former Trent recovery vehicle with bus body 5
Militant Mk III 0870.196 ABW 182H 1969 Ex Army Recovery 87 ET 60 ...
Militant Mk III 0870 MFL 25H 1969 Smart heavy tender with Ratcliffe's of Conington on the old A1 ...
Militant Mk III 0870.203 SDO 232J 1969 Ex Army Recovery 87 ET 67 2
Militant Mk III 0870 SSA 29K 1971 A mighty Militant entered by the mighty Ben Freer 23
Militant Mk III 0880.047 FTM 604L 1972 Former MOD 6x6 left-hand drive dropside truck ...
AEC Monarch [4]
Monarch 647 TL 3513 1934 Coal lorry new to Bracebridge Mental Hospital 176
Monarch Mk III 3451.309 NHK 789 1948 Shaun Swain's superb Monarch 113
Monarch Mk III 3451.595 KYE 402 1949 Neat 4x2 tanker, originally Shell Mex ...
Monarch Mk III 3451.835 JWW 542 1950 Originally a tar sprayer 86
AEC Bridgemaster [1]
Bridgemaster 2B3RA.104 1925 WA 1961 First target achieved. Well done Lance! 43
AEC Regal [3]
Regal III FFU 860 1949 New to Enterprise of Scunthorpe; Willowbrook DP35F body 175
Regal IV 9821LT.1121 MLL 808 1952 RF 271, LT Country Area bus, Metro-Cammell B39F 87
Regal IV 9822E.1196 MLL 740 1953 BEA Airport Coach, Park Royal RDP37C 93
AEC Regent [16]
Regent 661.2314 AGX 520 1933 Ex STL 169 rebuilt by LT as a Breakdown Tender in 1950 111
Regent 0661.4417 BOR 767 1936 Gosport & Fareham 35, Park Royal H30/26R 116
Regent Mk III 0961.1071 HLW 177 1947 LT Central Area RT 190 158
Regent Mk III 0961.1504 JXN 325 1948 LT Central Area RT 935 146
Regent Mk III 9612E.5018 BCP 671 1950 Halifax J.O.C. 277, Park Royal H30/26R 45
Regent Mk III 9612E.5341 LTF 254 1950 Morecambe & Heysham 69, Park Royal H30/26R 41
Regent Mk III 9613A.5644 KDT 393 1951 Tony Peart's Doncaster 122, Roe H31/25R 14
Regent Mk III D62018R NMN 50 1951 Maudslay Regent, Douglas Corporation; re-reg EDM 893J ...
Regent Mk III 0961.7290 NLE 989 1953 Chassis of RT 4325 173
Regent Mk III 0961.7929 OLD 714 1954 LT Country Area RT 4494 ...
Regent Mk V MD3RV3 VKR 470 1955 Bob Cornford's Maidstone & District 'decker 185
Regent Mk V MD3RV3 191 AWL 1956 Lowbridge Oxford bus; exposed radiator ...
Regent Mk V MD3RV3 ROD 765 1956 MCW Orion bodywork, new to Devon General 44
Regent Mk V MD3RV3 VKH 44 1956 EYMS 'Beverley Bar' bodywork; another exposed rad Mk V 122
Regent Mk V 2D3RA.1805 EOD 524D 1966 MCW Orion bodywork, new to Devon General 32
AEC Reliance [19]
Reliance MU3RV.398 KHJ 999 1955 Rare Harrington Wayfarer coachwork 7
Reliance MU3RV.1287 NCY 626 1956 Rare Weymann Fanfare C37F coach entered by Ray the Train 145
Reliance 2MU3RV.2291 SWS 671 1959 Scottish Omnibuses B671, Alexander C41F 140
Reliance 2MU3RA.5070 ABO 145B 1964 Western Welsh Harrington Grenadier coach 142
Reliance 2U3RA.5204 477 GFR 1963 Harrington coach used daily by Kidswheels Association 179
Reliance 2U3RA.5687 PNW 179C 1965 Horsebox; originally an East Kent psv DJG 618C ...
Reliance LCB 603G 1969 Plaxton coachwork, owned by Wilby's of Hilbadstow ...
Reliance 6MU3R WYP 203G 1963 Plaxton coach, new to Surrey Motors 81
Reliance TUO 74J 1970 Ex Devon General, undergoing restoration; Willowbrook body 138
Reliance 6MU4R.7971 MJP 56K 1971 Plaxton Panorama Elite II, ex Eavesway Wigan 123
Reliance JMC 121K 1971 Centre entrance Plaxton coach, entered by Glenton 121 Group 36
Reliance 691 6U2R MRR 811K 1972 Originally Barton Transport 1229, Plaxton 3+2 coachwork 11
Reliance 6U3ZR.22594 GDF 650L 1972 Plaxton Panorama, Marchants of Cheltenham 105
Reliance VER 262L 1972 Premier Travel, Alexander C53F 126
Reliance NFR 479M 1973 Huddersfield Passenger Transport Group, ex Abbotts 149
Reliance NNC 855P 1976 Yelloway, Duple Dominant 167
Reliance LYH 148P 1976 Beautifully restored Glenton centre entrance Plaxton coach 157
Reliance 691 6U2R UFX 718 1976 Former Green Line coach now at Nottingham Heritage Centre 4
Reliance XPY 58R 1978 Duple Dominant C53F; no further detail ...
AEC Renown [2]
Renown 0664.277 CBC 921 1939 Leicester Museums' Northern Counties bodied double deck 37
Renown 3B3RA.104 DBC 190C 1965 Leicester City 190; East Lancs H44/31F 161
AEC Routemaster [6]
RM 737 WLT 737 1961 Ex London Transport "showbus" entered by RM 737 Group 150
RM 765 WLT 765 1961 Entered by the Newark-based RM 765 Group 129
RM 1000 100 BXL 1961 Entered by the RM 1000 Preservation Group 47
RM 1214 214 CLT 1962 Halifax Joint Committee; AV690 11.3 litre engine 46
RM 1397 71 AWN 1963 Re-registered in 1995 64
RM 2116 CUV 116C 1964 Entered by the RM 2116 Preservation Group 61
Leyland Marathon [1]
Marathon VKO 48X 1981 Cummins engined tractor unit with sleeper cab ...
AEC related [15]
AEC AVM8/740 Engine    n/a n/a 800 Series V8 engine to be installed in V8 Mandator LVL 164H 31
Coles Crane LTO 806P 1952 Ex MOD bridging crane on 6x6 AEC chassis 26
Crossley IGL 8 KUJ 138 1939 Ex WD 141
Dennis D Series RRA 464E 1967 Ex Derbyshire Fire Service; AEC 505 engine 39
Douglas BCF 960 1947 Timber tractor based on shortened Matador chassis 147
ERF D1 641 (3723) HGC 695 1945 AEC 7.7 litre engine 51
Ford Fairlane KSL 859 1959 AEC director's car? 143
Guy Invincible SWW 693 1956 New to Rippondon & District; Later converted to a snowplough ...
Maudslay Mogul JOA 787 1948 Ex Banks' Brewery 127
Maudslay Meritor MUG 340 1949 No further info 91
Maudslay Meritor (85141) KXU 781 1949 Lloyds of Ludlow ...
Rowe Hillmaster NSJ 760 .... Rare AV470-engined tractor unit entered by Colin Pitt of Otley ...
Seddon Pennine Mk 19 VHO 200 1959 Chassis 22003; Harrington Wayfarer 4; Thornes of Bubwith 99
Thornycroft Trusty PF/NR6 NYN 790 1953 8x4 flatbed, BRS livery 133
Thornycroft Nippy Star 144 BPA 1956 Chassis number 55298 19


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