Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles

I’m playing the creative card here. I could walk 400yds down the road and get lots of trucks and cars going past (and I may still do that for a subsequent post) but here’s something different. Photographs of trucks on screen.

REM’s Man on the Moon video features a Peterbilt 389…

And if you don’t know what film this is from……May the Devil have vengeance on your soul! A Classic Peterbilt 281 🙂

Those were actual photos taken during film replay hence they’re not pin sharp. Ok – here’s a non-cinema shot and it’s from the A1000 where it crosses the A406 about 750yds from my house……Volvo trucks awaiting permission to proceed into overnight roadworks.

Catch up with Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge and other entries here…

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Back to the Dark Ages

I gave a detailed report of the new Scania S series truck a couple of posts ago. Very nice truck to drive. Since then I’ve done a significant number of Kilometres in the Euro 6 MAN TGX – more refined than the Scania but with a less assured gearbox. Both were havens of quiet solitude on the highway – insulating me from the world outside (most of the time). I’ll write up about the MAN TGX in a while but today I parked her up and swapped to the Scania 113. I just needed the challenge again! 10 speed manual gearbox. 372HP engine. No retarder. And minimal sound insulation! I’ve swapped the muted rumble of the diesel in two of the best current trucks for the clattering clamour of the 1980’s. Here we are struggling over the River Seine with the engine at full chat in 4L – that’s so loud I couldn’t hear my wife trying to tell me she was going out (not normally a problem!)…