AEC Mammoth Major London Brick. 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

In 1934 AEC added an “auxiliary axle” to their six-wheeler goods model to increase the lorry’s payload and the archetypal British heavy goods vehicle was born.

With a lightweight platform body and Duramin cab the Mk II Mammoth Major which superseded the Mk I in 1935 could carry a legal payload of 16 tons which expressed as a percentage of its gross weight is 73%—————————the very latest modern artic might just achieve a ratio of 68% so modern day engineers have still some way to go to match what was accomplished by AEC over 70 years ago!

Sixteen tons of housebricks works out at about 8,000 bricks all loaded and unloaded by hand, no wonder people were fitter in those days.

The original painting in oils on 20″×30″ canvas was painted over twenty years ago for my first transport calendar and then sold to an AEC enthusiast.

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.

NOW AVAILABLE IN 2011 CALENDAR!

Ex footplateman, soldier, lorry driver, bus driver who lives in the past.

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Comments

  • Hertsman
    Hertsmanabout 5 years ago

    Super work. The AEC’s were (and still are) my favorite chassis

  • PhotogeniquE IPA
    PhotogeniquE IPAabout 5 years ago

    yes, remember seeing these trundling around when I was a lad! great painting.

  • I know, it seems like yesterday mate.

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Steve  Liptrot
    Steve Liptrotabout 5 years ago

    Excellent work Mike

  • Thank you Steve I’m glad you like it.

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersabout 5 years ago

    Another fantastic piece Mike. I like the slightly looser feel in the background of this one which seems to give it a nice foggy day vibe. Incredible work.

  • Hi Ken you’re right if I painted this today it would turn out quite different.

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerabout 5 years ago

    Excellent painting Mike, I remember these too. – Ted

  • They were SOME machine, two gearsticks which were used like a modern splitter box but both sliding mesh crash- boxes.

    – Mike Jeffries

  • JaninesWorld
    JaninesWorldabout 5 years ago

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago


    Ground transportation vehicles built prior to and including 1949
    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • lenslife
    lenslifeabout 3 years ago

    Love your picture, brings back great memories!

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