The old Thames Trader truck was written off and I never set eyes on it again.
Brian and I were to eventually receive Mick Rafferty’s Ford D Series truck as our replacement, but before that happened the Newry Mineral saw fit to get a temporary replacement for our wrecked Thames Trader.
That replacement was an ex UTA Scammell Scarab (The Iron Horse).
Now I don’t know if any of you Journalers remember, or even know of the Scammell Scarab, but it was a… three-wheeled lorry…
Yes a three-wheeler, just like Dell Boy and his three-wheeled van!
How uncool can you get?
Thankfully I only had to put up with that for a short time…
I mean a three-wheeled truck! There’s no street credibility there!
Life wouldn’t be worth living, would it?
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