The William Hunter collection is a large Private collection of Commercial vehicles owned by William Hunter, of Lancashire. William Hunter along with Alan Atkinson, John Johnson and Peter Wareing are the organisers of the Riverside Steam and Vintage Vehicle Rally held at the Harrison Leisure Groups Riverside Park site near Banks, Southport, Lancashire.
Note: this is NOT a collection that is open for viewing. The vehicles can be seen at events that the owner participates in, as static exhibits or on road runs.
About the collectionEdit
This collection of vehicles includes a number that have been used by the Hunter families fresh produce business. The vehicles are restored to an excellent standard.
vehicles from the collection can be seen at some of the many Classic vehicle shows and Steam fairs in the Lancashire area and at road runs such as organized by the Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
Events that have included vehicles from the Hunter collection include;
- Riverside Steam and Vintage Vehicle Rally 2009
- HCVS Trans Pennine Run 2009
- Cumbria Steam Gathering 2009
- HCVS Trans Pennine Run 2008
- The entire collection was shown in 2005 at an event at Leisure Lakes, Mere Brow near Preston organised by Allan Atkinson to raise money for the Fred Dibnah memorial fund.
Expand the list here with any more vehicles of the Hunter family collection.
It is believed that the collection contains at least another 50 or so vehicles awaiting restoration. A few of the projects were seen at Riverside Steam and Vintage Vehicle Rally 2010.
|Make||Model||Reg no||Year built / registered|| vehicle type|
(body / axles)
|Albion Motors||Albion Chieftain||1955||type ?|
|Albion Motors||Albion Reiver RE29||1963||Chassis cab||Under restoration|
|Atkinson||?||1955||8-wheeler flatbed||In the livery of Hague Transport Ltd.|
|Austin||Austin K2||Reg no. ?||1943||type ?||to add 150px|
|Austin||Austin K2||1945||Dropside with slats for loose produce||Owned originally by Williams farther and used in the family produce business|
|Bedford||Bedford model ?||reg no. ?||year ?||Chassis cab||Under restoration - 2010|
|Bedford||Bedford OB with Duple body||1950s||coach|
|Bedford||Bedford OSS||1950||Tractor unit||Fitted with Scammell coupling system|
|Commer||Commer model ?||1950s||Chassis cab||Under restoration - 2010|
|Leyland||Leyland Beaver||Reg no. ?||1969||type ?||to add 150px|
|Leyland||Leyland Super Comet||1969||Flatbed||Fitted with the Ergomatic cab- photo on CCMV|
|make||model ?||Reg no. ?||year ?||type ?||to add 150px||entry not finalised in guide|
Based on show guides and photos from events featured.