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Videos produced by The Western Isles Transport Preservation Group

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West Coast Road Run (2003)
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West Coast Road Run (2003)

This video by the Western Isles Transport Preservation Group (WITPG) is available for sale.  Filmed in Lewis and Harris in 2002, when the West Coast Road Run visited the Western Isles for the first time, the video is a must for commercial transport enthusiasts and those who will appreciate the beauty of the natural island backdrops that the vehicles travelled through during their brief tour of the isles.
 
 
  In September 2002 some of the finest surviving examples of UK commercial vehicles from the 1950s, 60s and 70s rolled off the Tarbert ferry amid glorious sunshine, with an appreciative group of motoring enthusiasts waiting to greet them on the quayside.  Some of those on the quay had already entered into the spirit of the occasion by earlier taking a nostalgic trip from Stornoway to Tarbert aboard one of the old MacBraynes Circle buses that were once so familiar along the entire west coast of Scotland.
 
Up to 20 commercial vehicle makes and models drove off the Harris ferry, including familiar old marques such as Albion, Commer, Foden, Seddon, Scammel, AEC, Leyland, Atkinson, Austin and International.  By any stretch of the imagination, the 6th West Coast Road Run offered an impressive procession of vehicles that once regularly graced the highways and byways of Britain.  After effortlessly negotiating the taxing Ardhasaig Brae, the motorcade continued north, stopping off at the Carloway Broch, the Callanish Stones and the Gearrannan blackhouse village before later driving on to Stornoway.  
     
This superb video is now available for 12 (UK) plus P&P by contacting:
  Roddy John MacDonald
Roinabhal
118 Cross Skigersta Road
Port of Ness
Isle of Lewis
Scotland
Tel. 01851 810280
roddy@witpg.org.uk
 
 
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