Vintage style trucking

NICE WHEELS  Jonathan Powell and Amanda Plant arrive in their 1976 Bedford KM lorry.  Picture: Allan Hutchings (121668-319)
NICE WHEELS Jonathan Powell and Amanda Plant arrive in their 1976 Bedford KM lorry. Picture: Allan Hutchings (121668-319)

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A VINTAGE lorry arrived in Portsmouth after a 16,000-mile trip around France and Germany to raise cash for charity.

The 1976 Bedford KM returned to Portsmouth by ferry on Saturday, having set off on the journey nine days before.

Driver Jonathan Powell and partner Amanda Olant raised more than £5,000 for children’s cancer charity The Little Princess Trust and fallen soldiers charity The Clock Tower Fund through the trip, and cash is still flowing in.

The truck was originally owned by Bulmers Cider and used as a delivery lorry before Andy Powell Commercials, based in Hereford, bought and refurbished it.

Jonathan, 37, who works at APC, said: ‘I’ve been dying to take her out for a ride ever since we bought her a few years ago.

‘I enjoy driving anyway but there’s something about the truck that really puts a smile on your face.

‘It was a lot of fun and we met some great people along the way.’