May's transport cafe. by Mike Jeffries
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THIS PAINTING IS SOLD BUT YOU TOO CAN COMMISSION MIKE TO PAINT YOUR VERY OWN ORIGINAL OF YOUR FAVOURITE VEHICLE, A SOUND INVESTMENT FROM WHOM MANY REGARD AS BRITAIN’S LEADING TRANSPORT ARTIST. JUST E-MAIL mika@transportartist.co.uk

An old railway carriage serves as the basis for a transport cafe as the crew of the 1959 Commer artic check the chains on the low- loader trailer before heading for a fry-up and a cuppa in this scene from the 1960s.

Edward Beck was based in Greg Street, Reddish,near Stockport and had three Commer TS3s at one time, the TS stood for two-stroke and the 3 for three cylinders. Three cylinders seems small for a lorry engine but there were six horizionally-opposed pistons with a Rootes supercharger which boosted the diesel two-stroke unit and gave it a distinctive exhaust note like no other.The two oversized silencers did little to muffle the noise and you could hear a “stroker” coming a mile off.

The original of this painting was in oils on a 20″×30″ board.

A painting like this of your favourite vehicle, British or American, in oils on canvas or board would cost about £1500.

E-mail mike@transportartist .co.uk to commission your own unique work of art by one of Britain’s leading transport artists.

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  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerabout 5 years ago

    Another excellent redition of the period Mike. I remember the Commer two-stroke, smoky. – Ted

  • Panalot
    Panalotabout 5 years ago

    Magnificent work !

  • JaninesWorld
    JaninesWorldalmost 5 years ago

    g’day Mike, I would like to invite you to add this photo to my new group “Truckies” as this would make a fantastic addition as it is a photo of the truck including the truck crew. This group is dedicated to the truck driver and I hope you will consider joining, you may have some other great images to add. Hope to see you there. Warmest regards, Janine.

  • Jo-anne Corteza
    Jo-anne Cortezaover 4 years ago

    you are so skillful with details Mike… you make your paintings pop out the screen :-D

  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesover 4 years ago


    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You are a TOP TEN winner in the Three or More Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles 1950s, 1960s, 1970s challenge in the 5-6-7 Autos, Trucks and Motorcycles group.

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Michael Johnston
    Michael Johnstonover 4 years ago

    I am in awe at the detail!

  • Katy Breen
    Katy Breenabout 4 years ago

    Just amazing, right down to the last detail! Love your work.

  • Many thanks Katy for your kind comments.

    – Mike Jeffries

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 4 years ago

    A delightful and refreshingly different contribution to the diners challenge Mike. You know, my favourite of your paintings are those that include people :o))

  • Hi Kira, many thanks. I know the guys aren’t actually eating and I haven’t much chance of winning but it helps get the number of entries up!

    – Mike Jeffries

  • canonman99
    canonman99about 4 years ago

    super work the steam tractor is a great touch

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