Motoring into the Sixties


This is a selection of films from the archive of the British Commercial Vehicle Museum.

LEYLAND BEAVER: John Moon, Editor of Commercial Motor magazine, puts the new Leyland Beaver through its paces in 1961.

LEYLAND ATLANTEAN: Unique footage of the first road tests of the Leyland Atlantean bus. Then we see the first production models on the road around Leyland and Preston prior to taking the 1968 Commercial Motor Show by storm.

STANDARD ATLAS VAN: A promotional film made in 1957 demonstrating the development of the Atlas, one of the proliferation of light vans that marked the fastest growing area of road transport in the 1960s.