Well – I think Cee will have guessed in advance what my Midweek Madness Challenge entry would contain😂 However, I did make a point of going out this lunchtime to get the shots for this post, so none of them is more than a few hours old! All were taken on the A406 North Circular Road, a major north London artery. As I’m posting this, I just saw a tweet from the local radio station showing that there’s a serious traffic jam in the eastbound direction – just a short distance from where these shots were taken earlier. Such is the A406 in the evening rush 😟

Back to lunchtime and here’s a nicely turned-out Scania in a special paint job…

LU 226FR, A406, Finchley

…A visitor from Poland. Other European countries are commonly represented by trucks on the A406. There was an Integre Trans truck from Lithuania and this BKM Lojistik Volvo from Turkey…

BKM Lojistik 34 BRP 116, A406, Finchley

…BKM do have bases in the UK, so not too surprising a visitor.

Not all the trucks are large or far from home. This Lawson’s Scania is one of their fleet, delivering timber products from depots around London and the surrounding counties…

Lawsons EX71 FRL, A406, Finchley

…Including one just north of here in Whetstone. Then, here’s a competitor – a Country Supplies Scania from Buckinghamshire joining the A406 from the A1000…

Country Supplies EY68 VPD, A406, Finchley

…Where the Lawson’s truck has a crane, this one has its own forklift hooked on the back!

Regular A406 users, these DAF trucks with pale blue cabs and white roofs travel east in the morning with scrap metal and return unladen in the afternoon…

DA19 YDH, A406, Finchley

…I have not worked out who actually operates them😅

Finally, an attempt at something slightly artistic – a contre-jour M.J.D. Iveco…

MJD Group WV21 CDF, A406, Finchley

It’s all trucks this month for Clare’s Share Your Desktop Challenge!

The last week of October saw SCS software running an event for Halloween in their Truck Simulator games. You can read about the Happy Hauloween event on SCS’s blog. I decided to do all 13 required deliveries in American Truck Simulator. I used my ‘non-company’ profile and fired up The Undertaker to do the work. Here we are late at night with a worried looking security man…

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The Undertaker is a Peterbilt 389 and usually sports a deep gloss black paint job – but she’s wearing a pumpkin themed special for the event. While this shot is not on my desktop, I’ve included it for completeness…

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…The view from behind the wheel. While having some Halloween fun, we were also supporting Breast Cancer Awareness – hence the pink ribbon boxing gloves😎

On the photo pc, we have a shot of a DAF XF105 6×4 510HP truck parked on my road…

NMT VX57 BFU in Finchley

…That sky makes a wonderful contrast with the yellow of the NMT livery 😎Getting the mobile crane it delivered into the factory must have been fun with the telephone pole and cables in close proximity to the entrance!

No Pumpkins and no Autumn leaves say’s Cee for this week’s Midweek Madness Challenge. Ok, well, I’ve ruled out fruit and flowers too, so we’re going down the clothes and transport route😎

Here’s our Goalkeeper in his preferred orange ensemble…

Hornchurch 2 vs Wingate & Finchley 0 (2022/23)

…Providing a bit of humour with that facial expression 😅

At the same match – here’s our fitness coach chatting with the pro-photographer who works for the local newspapers…

Hornchurch 2 vs Wingate & Finchley 0 (2022/23)

…and wears the orange flak jacket so he can operate pitch-side.

An easyBus liveried Greenline Coach on the M1…

Arriva 4386 (YJ58FFW) in Hendon

…And a DAF XF on the M25…

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…That’s a standard colour offered by Netherlands based DAF – very William of Orange😅😎

Finally, here’s a screenshot photo from Car Mechanic Simulator – a Mustang…

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