The Keeper of the Flame is clearly an early bird as he's e-mailed me to say: "Good morning Brian,I hope that this isn't doing the Willeme theme to death [as if anyone could! BLB] but I stumbled across this superb picture of the 8x4 heavy haulage tractor featured on an earlier blog and thought I should confirm that it WAS built for the Portugues Power Authoity in 1949 and was designed to operate at weights up to 245-tonnes gross. That was quite hefty for the time I imagine. Anyway it's a handsome old beast in my opinion and one has to ask if it was the first bonneted 8-wheeler ever built? Now there's a question. Pete Davies, where are you?
Cheers, Martin P." Now click through for more more from MOP - another French Sisu heavy hitter.
"Yet another heavy haulage SISU registered in France, says Martin, the picture is courtesy of www.convoi-exceptionnel.fr and was shot by Fabian Oberlin Martin."
Of course the real question is has anyone got any shots of rench or Spanish-registered Roll-Royce opowered ERF ECs? If so please send them to Biglorryblog at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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