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John Mason International’s Vintage Vehicle

John Mason International’s Maintenance Manager Pat Reilly and his daughter Victoria recently took the John Mason vintage vehicle to The Cheshire Run which is a 90 mile classic commercial vehicle show held every year in April. This year there were 82 historic trucks, the oldest being a 1930 Ford Pick Up truck.

The route went through Cheshire in the North West. The run started in Lymm and travelled through Knutsford, Holmes Chapel, Sandbach, Crewe, Nantwich, Whitchurch, then back through Delamere Forrest, Frodsham, Daresbury and finally finished in Warrington.


 Pat said ‘it was a great day for the local community with many interesting vehicles present including historic fire engines and unique commercial vehicles’.

The date of the run was also the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Club’s (FBHVC) ‘Drive It Day’, which encourages drivers of historic vehicles to showcase them on the roads to celebrate the UK’s transport heritage. At the event last year, it was estimated that there were over 250,000 classic vehicles on the roads on this day.

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The vehicle is a 1960s Leyland Comet which was previously used as a removal vehicle by the company before being converted to a break-down truck. It was then loaned to a British transport museum before being entrusted to enthusiast care and then re-acquired by John Mason International in 2013. The vehicle has since been refurbished, still keeping the original livery and company logo. Here’s a photo of how the vehicle looked when it was originally purchased in the 1960s: Leyland Comet.

The John Mason truck is usually on display at numerous transport shows and fairs throughout the year. The vehicle will be at the Leyland Transport Museum on the 10th May, the Ashley Hall Steam Fair in Altrincham on the 23rd and 24th May and the Kelsall Steam and Vintage Rally near Chester on the 27th and 28th June this year.

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