Shop

Atkinson eight-wheeler and drag. by Mike Jeffries
Clear

Currently unavailable for purchase

Available to buy on…

Atkinson eight-wheeler and drag. by 


THIS PAINTING IN OILS ON A 20″×30″ CANVAS BOARD IS FOR SALE AT £950. E_MAILmike@transportartist.co.uk FOR DETAILS.

This very British Atkinson is seen here coupled to a four-wheeled trailer which when fully loaded would give the whole outfit a gross weight of 32 tons. As such the law at the time required a trailer mate whose main function besides helping the driver with loading and un-loading was to operate the trailer brake from his side of the cab via a huge mechanically operated hand-brake, the idea being to anticipate the driver braking by applying the trailer brake a spilt second before to prevent a jack-knife.

It all sounds a little hit and miss by today’s standards but it worked when road-speeds rarely exceeded 40 mph unless the driver used “Aberdeen overdrive” on downgrades!

This painting on a 20”x30” canvas has been re-worked to sharpen up areas and is currently for sale at £1250. Please ring 07884462140 or e-mail mike@transportartist.co.uk for details.

Please remember this image is protected by International copyright law..

You may download any image for personal or non-commercial use only.

Build your own Calendar – tell me which 12 images you want and it will be available in 24 hours!

Tags

transportart, art for investment, atkinson, eightwheeler, lorry, british lorries, transport paintings, 1950s lorries, 1960s lorries, affordable art, old lorry, classic lorry, vintage lorry

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

View Full Profile

Comments

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...almost 4 years ago

    Fantastic image – and a great write up to complement it!! – Know all about the “Aberdeen Overdrive” but that was not what my dear old Pops used to call it – lol :)

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 4 years ago

    Just amazing work x

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent!!!
    Please consider putting this into the 5-6-7 Autos, Trucks and Motorcycles group.
    1950s, 1960s, and 1970s or newer cars, trucks, and motorcycles

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyeralmost 4 years ago

    Excellent painting Mike. What we used to get up to before plating came in!! – Ted

  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful! Like your sidebar story too! Very interesting…

  • homeartist
    homeartistover 3 years ago

    Excellent details. Love this piece

  • hillart
    hillartover 3 years ago

    This is fantastic work!!!

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait