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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:55 pm 
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Good afternoon. Ive just joined the board and thought id introduce myself. My name is Andy and I work for ESSO. For the last 5 years Ive been looking after our 1950's AEC Mammoth Major tanker. It doesnt see the light of day much which is a shame as she is a beauty! Last run out was 2009 to Netley Marsh Show though I have driven it around the terminal and up the bypass a few times since. Unfortunately its parked up in our old TMC and not road worthy. Don't worry its not been left to rot its just not taxed, insured etc. It needs a service and the brakes looking at but it starts on the button. It still looks good but the cab is suffering from terminal rot around the A pillars and under the front screens. Ive gathered a group of enthusiasts within the terminal who are keen to start a re-restoration although funds are limited. We are looking for a good ash framer in the local area..New Forest..and also any parts that we may need.
We plan to show it again and give it a new lease of life...so any help would be much appreciated!!

Cheers, Andy.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:36 pm 
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A stunning vehicle. Esso hard up then? no PR department or Press Office either? This deserves to be on the London to Brighton with the attendant publicity it generates for the company. Good luck with the restoration.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:28 am 
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Fantastic! Thanks for the pix and for joining the forum.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:25 pm 
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We showed the old girl at a local funday, with the help of Trants contruction from Southampton last weekend.
There was a lot of intrest in helping set up a local club to get her roadworthy, in the aim to raise money for local charities.
Esso dont have the intrest in keeping the truck as an advertising tool. So hopefully we can get it off their hands.
We do intend running her on the London to Brighton run. So we will be after help and sponsorship to do that.
Any local voulenteers welcome.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:24 am 
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cooool! thanks for sharing

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