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24th May 1948, Page 33
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THE Maudslay Marathon III coach with Duple luxury body, which was exhibited at the Geneva Show, has returned to England after an extensive demonstration tour of the manufacturers' agents' depots on the Continent. yeS.ecording to the Maudslay Motor Co., Ltd., great interest in the Vehicle was displayed by the public. Offers to purchase it outright were numerous.

The right-hand steering position was of marked benefit in negotiating winding mountain roads.

NEW BREAK-AWAY UNION

IT is reported that about 400 bus operatives of Salford Corporation have left the Transport and General Workers' Union and have formed the National Union of Public Vehicle Drivers and Operators.

MORE TECHNICAL REPORTS

THE following technical reports from Germany are now available from 11.M. Stationery Office:—E.I.A.T.672: Air and oil-cooled Adam Opel 72 h.p. truck engine, 4s. F.I.A.T. 683: KHD two-cycle engine developments with Schnuerle loop scavenge system, 6s. 6d. B.I.O.S. 1646: Miscellaneous information on fuels, detergents and lubricants, 15s.

NEW DAIMLER CATALOGUE

DETA ILLS of Daimler coach and bus chassis are given in an attractive catalogue just issued by Transport Vehicles (Daimler), Ltd., Daimler Works, Coventry. In it the main components arc beautifully illustrated in two-colour and half-tone drawings.

GUIDE TO IRISH TRADE AGUIDE to the Irish motor trade has been published by the Parkside Press, Ltd., 37, Grafton Street, Dublin, with the title, " Motor Trade Review and Directory of Ireland, 1948." It is priced at 10s. 6d. It includes a list of directors, proprietors, managers and executives in the Irish motor trade, a directory of garages, and articles covering various aspects of the trade.

PETROL ON Z COUPONS

I N connection with the introduction of

red " commercial petrol, Z coupons, which are available for use under trade plates. will be accepted by the Petroleum Board against the delivery of either private" or "commercial " petrol. VOLVO GAINING GROUND IN EIRE

CR EAT interest was taken in the latest Volvo 13-ft. 2-in. wheelbase lorry exhibited at the Royal Dublin Society's Spring Show by John I1. Moore. Ltd., Dublin. the sole distributor in Fire. It has an 88 b.h.p. petrol engine and, with drop-sided body, costs .1-he price of the chassis and cab isf745, About 90 earlier models of Volvo are in service in Fire.

John H. Moore. Ltd., also exitibited Morrison Electricar vehicles.

The Mandslay coach mentioned in column one was also seen at the Show.

DOUGLAS DEPOT CLEARED

THE 10-day sale at Lanark of 2,586 military vehicles to clear the Ministry of Supply's war-time depot at Douglas. Lanarkshire, ended on May 7. The total reali/ed was i:283,373. The record total of £65,882 on May 7 included the sale's highest price--41,640 for a Leyland Hippo 10-ton oiler.


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