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 email@example.com
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With a lightweight platform body and Duramin cab the Mk II Mammoth Major which superseded the Mk I in 1935 could carry a legal payload of 16 tons which expressed as a percentage of its gross weight is 73%—————————the very latest modern artic might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.
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