Pollock's Atkinson "Cannonball".

Mike Jeffries

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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William Pollock started as an owner-driver in the haulage business in 1935 and, despite the hiccup of Nationalisation in 1949, the fleet had grown to 23 vehicles by 1960. The colour scheme of torquoise,blue and red became a regular sight on the Great North Road as the backbone of Pollock’s work was the night trunk from their Musselbburgh depot at Edinburgh to London.

The credit for naming individual vehicles goes to one of William’s sons,Ian,who joined the business in 1963, and this Atkinson artic of 1964 was named after the American series shown on British television in the early sixties and is fighting its way along the old A1 with a load of paper for London. The fleet grew during the sixties to 60 plus and the names included “Day Tripper”,“Thunderbird”,“Early Bird”, Grand Slam" and “French Connection”.

This painting, originally done for a transport calendar was purchased for the company boardroom of Pollocks where it now hangs.

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 or ring 07884462140 to commission your own unique work of art by one of Britain’s leading transport artists.

Please remember this image is my property and protected by copyright law.

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