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Memories from the Past

As most of us enjoy the day off tomorrow in celebration of the Royal Wedding, it makes me think back to other historic events and memories from the past connected to my work environment.

Working for a DAF dealer based in Kent, memories of the Ride and Drive days held in the Ashford depot are still of interest. Recently I have come across a whole host of photographs of the classic vehicles on display at the events.

Ride & Drive Day at Channel Commercials

Ride & Drive Day at Channel Commercials

I have a limited number of photos of the annual events, but have come across photos published by others on the web. Some of my favourite examples include:

Scammell Highwayman Emma Louise 

Foden Gardner Timber Tractor

Scammell Highwayman Ballast Tractor

You can see more of my favourites bookmarked on our flickr account

If anyone would like to share any of their memories of the Channel Ride and Drive Days or have any photos to swap, please let me know!

For DAF Truck enthusiasts, the History of DAF can be found on the main DAF Website.


About Channel Commercials PLC

We are a Commercial Vehicle Dealer based in Ashford in Kent, with 3 other depots in Strood (Medway), Sevenoaks and Aylesham (between Canterbury & Dover). We provide Truck & Van Sales, Servicing & Parts along with an expanding range of other products and services. To find out more, please call 0844 247 7175


2 thoughts on “Memories from the Past

  1. Go to our Flickr account to see more of our favourite photos of old trucks!

    Posted by Channel Commercials PLC | May 16, 2011, 8:09 am

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