TV prog. NOT Destination Doha


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Post #1 by hair bear » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:06 pm

Well I don't think so anyway.
This one was three, maybe four trucks. Can't remember where they were going but one went off on it's own towards Russia I think and rejoind later.
I'm sure the last bit of commentary was 'The boss was so pleased to see him he sent him straight back the next day'.

Also (but unconnected) seem to remember a story or similar something about Ralph Davis of Cheltenham sending trucks to China.

Did I dream any of this or just cracking up??? :dizzy:


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Post #2 by Mrsmackpaul » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:48 pm

dont no mate about the dreaming bit but would like more when you all find out

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Post #3 by modelman093 » Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:11 am

In the sixties Asian Transport (later renamed Astran) used to run 3 axle Scanias and drags to the middle east and Pakistan. Pretty adventurous for those days and probably impossible now in the current state of political upheaval.

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Post #4 by RichardJW~ » Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:31 pm

hair bear wrote:Well I don't think so anyway.
This one was three, maybe four trucks. Can't remember where they were going but one went off on it's own towards Russia I think and rejoind later.
I'm sure the last bit of commentary was 'The boss was so pleased to see him he sent him straight back the next day'.

Also (but unconnected) seem to remember a story or similar something about Ralph Davis of Cheltenham sending trucks to China.

Did I dream any of this or just cracking up??? :dizzy:


There was one on ITV many moons ago called 'Truckers' about a driver from Davies Turner taking a DAF 95 to Istanbul and back......one of the closing sentences in it was "the boss was so pleased with him he sent him back out again".

(bit more recall.....on the way back he was running with a bloke who had a silver&blue Scania 142 and another in a yellow F12 Globetrotter....they got pulled for speeding and there was a bit in the film where it said "H" (his name) was in a rush so broke away from the group and came back through Serbia)

There was a feature in Truck and Driver mag. about the Ralph Davis fellas taking goods out to a bank in Tashkent in Uzbekistan


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Post #5 by hair bear » Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:02 am

Ah, now you've said that I remember the Ralph Davis job being banking goods.
I also recall references to 'Londre Camp' as a sort of staging post, and 'Marlborough Country' where the only way through red tape was to offer cigarettes.
Wasn't the speeding ticket virtually free?
Thanks for the replies you have saved a little of what's left of my sanity!

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Post #6 by RichardJW~ » Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:30 pm

hair bear wrote:Ah, now you've said that I remember the Ralph Davis job being banking goods.
I also recall references to 'Londre Camp' as a sort of staging post, and 'Marlborough Country' where the only way through red tape was to offer cigarettes.
Wasn't the speeding ticket virtually free?
Thanks for the replies you have saved a little of what's left of my sanity!


I have a copy of the Truckers/Istanbul trip somewhere on CD, I can post it to you and you are welcome to take a copy if you want, then send it back.

The Ralph Davies info you'll probably find on Trucknet, there was an entire thread (or 3) dedicated to that firm.

Just as an aside, a few years back when i was in Turkmenistan I swung in to a parking area and saw this........as you can see its re-registered on local plates.
I had been used to seeing some second-hand European trucks showing up (l.h.ds) but this was a bit more unusual

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Post #8 by hair bear » Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:36 am

Thanks guys.
Not for the first time have you taken my somewhat scattered bits of memory and put it together into something sensible! I need to read that article when I get a chance. Thanks for the offer of the CD, I'll pass just at the moment but will take you up on the offer at a later date.
Cheers, Rob.


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Post #9 by hair bear » Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:03 pm

I've just reread this thread something made me shudder...
Truckers the TV series - AARRGGHH!!!

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Post #10 by RichardJW~ » Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:01 am

hair bear wrote:I've just reread this thread something made me shudder...
Truckers the TV series - AARRGGHH!!!


vaguely remember it. wasn't there one tool dressed up like a cowboy and driving a yankee tractor unit?....and some ERFs with Irish/celtic writing on it?

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