Gearing up for the future
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ere at Commercial Motor we aim to please. So Hwhen 14-year-old Lewis Bowman from Otley in Yorkshire wrote extolling the virtues of Daf trucks, it was our pleasure to fix it for him to drive one. With the help of Leyland Dar dealer Chatfield of Leeds, it was no time at all before Lewis found himself behind the wheel of an 85CF 38-tonner. At the BBA friction test track at Sherburn-in-Elmet, Lewis was able to take the truck for a spin around the two-mile circuit with tuition from Chatfield sales executive Gareth Kaye. Obviously impressed by his experience, truck driver's son Lewis says: "I thought that I would find it difficult to
change gears and steer such a large truck, but once my confidence grew I soon got the hang of it. It was a lovely
truck—perhaps one day I'll own one like it." As that's likely to be a hide way off Leyland Dar has pre
sented the lad with a
scale model of its lop the 95XF tractor, which now has pride of place in his bedroom. Sweet dreams, Lewis.