Table of contents

2002 update archive                          

Boxing Day gearbox swap
Swapping bodies

The Historic Commercial Vehicles Club show for 2002


See a short trailer from the film (3.5Mb)

Trailer for Year of the Blitz II

Aces Hi field day
Pictures from David Moore of his finds in Canada
A new competition - the photo caption comp.
Bendigo Swap Meet 2002
We have some winners in the photographic competition
An Airspeed Oxford at Werribee
More pictures from the Ken Hughes collection including British and US vehicles.
Bert Barker's collection in the Upper Yarra Valley.

  Pictures from Cliff Hutchings of the late Ken Hughes yard in Kingaroy
A new page on the CGT #8
Don Dingwall's new C15A discovery in Canada.
Some interesting original WW2 images from Craig Bellamy
A reference image of a #6 Australian Pattern Bofors Tractor
New information on FGT #8 132748 comes to light.
A new page of CMPs in action images.

Catalina museum at Lake Boga

The Old CMP photographic competition

A CGT found in Wodonga.

Anakie, near Geelong is home to a number of CMPs.

Steve Harris from the Northern Beaches area of Sydney sends these pics.
Max Hedges sends pics of a C15 Cab 12.


A series of technical drawings of Australian pattern side curtains by Mike Kelly.
For the aircraft buffs, some pictures from a RAAF pilot in WW2 including a pic of the rare Woomera aircraft.
A visit to see Max Hedge's Kiwi sliding hatch model Ford.
Some interesting finds in Far North Queensland made by Graeme McDonald.
Mark Sierant has provided some pictures of CMPs in his part of the world near Canberra.
CMPs in Marulan New South Wales.
A C60L found in Panton Hills.
A database of Australian built WO cabs and what they relate to.
Some images from the DMV book
A couple of pages of CMP Spare parts lists and manuals - Ford and Chev.

JULY 2002

A page on an Avro Anson restoration project in Ballarat
Many new pages of images of the Western Desert campaign of 1942.
Utes - Aussie icons
Max Hedges has bought several new trucks home including a rare cab 11 C30.
Max has also found a Canadian built F60L with an unusual sliding hatch.
An album from the Boronia RSL with many aircraft images.

JUNE 2002

Vietnam images from the RSL Archives - Air Land and Sea
Lots of new blitzes in Yass. Ashley Wilson has been busy!
A trip to Moss Vale reveals a cache of Marmon Herringtons.
Pictures from the Australian Carrier Manual
More WW2 aircraft images from Morotai, 1944-5
Additions to the British page

MAY 2002

After changing servers we're back.
Year of the Blitz video - a series of images from the program.
5 new pages on a sawmill in Central Victoria and updates to the CMP Database
CMPs found in Bright

APRIL 2002
  South West Pacific B-24 operations
Adding to the B24 theme, 2 new pages of Liberator Nose Art Page 1 Page 2
A Middle East album Page 1 Page 2
Mitch Holland's pictures
Stephen Davis' blitz pics from the '80s
More images from Corowa
MARCH 2002

Coomandook, South Australia.
An unusual F60L
First pics of Corowa 2002 - Year of the Blitz rally with 34 CMPs.
A.A.C.V.M. with images from Argentina showing their CMPs.


Year of the Blitz update - we how have 37 intending to come with 5 more possibles.
A working (1972) C60L
ADS Weedsprayer fleet.
A new Ford gun tractor page
A Signals Van conversion from the early 1970s.
Many additions to the C60L section and a new section on C60S, as well as a page on PMG Crewcabs.
New participants in Year of the Blitz and CMP register updated.
Fordson page updated with a couple of new vehicles.
An article in "The Australian" newspaper, 31 Jan 02 on Euan McDonald and his C15A.
New images in the White Scout Car section.
The Huggets Abroad, a 1949 movie featuring a F60L and co-starring a C15.


An index of large reference images of CMPs
Ford Special Pattern Vehicles Manual images
Rudi brings home another CMP
Why not a Blitz Wagon? 1959 Article from "Australian Country" magazine
Cab serial numbers
F15 recovery on New Year's Eve, 2001
A South Australian post-war assembled F60S.
CMPs R Us - some pictures sent by Nigel Dawe of early CMPs in his area.
A page on Nigel Dawe's F8 FFW cab 11 also added is Don Dingwall's F8.
Updated F15 pages 1 & 2