2014 - What A Start To The Year
March 2014 - We started the new year with a full order book and
got stuck in to the work after the Xmas break. All was going well
until the middle of January when I was involved in a road traffic
accident...I stopped at a light controlled crossing and the dimwit,
behind me, didn't stop. Myself and Ozzy, the dog, were a bit sore
but are fine now...my X-Trail was written off. I can't believe
the time that has been wasted having to deal with Insurance Companies,
DVLA, Solicitors and having to see about purchasing a new car...and
this is all after a no-fault accident! Meanwhile, airbrushing
work backed up and I am now trying to clear my feet. Ricky and
Lynne are flat out on the Paintwork side, with a 32 Model B hotrod
and a truck in for a full refurbishment.
2013 - So Far
July 2013 - It's been almost a year since I updated this page!
We have been very busy throughout this time with all kinds of
jobs coming in from all over the UK. My Painter, Graeme, has moved
on and has been replaced by a new Painter, Ricky, who seems to
be coping with all the weird and wonderful jobs I give him. We
also, recently, put on a display of work at a vintage vehicle
show in Stonehaven, near Aberdeen, with a fine day showing off
the bikes, trikes and Dodge pickup in their best light.
August 2012 - Truckfest visited Ingliston, near Edinburgh, on
the first weekend of August with trucks on show from all over
the Country. There were a fair number of vehicles that had been
in our paintshop, with quite a few of the prize winners sporting
our paintwork. The latest job, in for airbrushing, is a truck
from Lincolnshire...the third truck we have painted for this customer.
A Mention in 'Trucking' magazine
June 2012 - Ian Roberts fleet, from Carnoustie, has a great write-up
in 'Trucking' magazine - July 2012 edition. This is one of our
main customers with an eye-catching fleet of trucks airbrushed
with various celebrities. A few of our trucks were on show at
the Peterborough Truck Show, with a lot of interest in the paintwork
and one or two prizes, too! The Paintshop and Airbrushing is still
very busy, with quite a mix of motorcycles old and new, helmets
Countdown To Peterborough Truckfest
March 2012 - Although we have been steady with trucks getting
repairs, refurbishments and airbrushing, we have just taken in
the first truck, booked in, that is going to the Peterborough
Truckfest in early May. It is a Scania T-cab that is getting a
little crusty round the edges and needs freshened up. Just finished
a big project on a small van for The Puppet Gang...3 weeks solid
airbrushing...and still busy with motorcycles and helmets, too!
2011 - A Busy Year
December 2011 - This has been our busiest year, yet, with a majority
of the work being carried out on trucks and motorcycles, some
of which went on to pick up trophies at various shows throughout
the Country. We are, already, booking in work for the start of
2012 and I am hoping to be able to put on displays at a few shows
around the Country.
Arbroath Seafront Spectacular 2011
July 2011 - This was our second year at this Show in the towns
Victoria Park. The variety of vehicles ranged from motorcycles
to trucks with a dry, sunny day showing the paintwork off at its
best! Many thanks to my customers who brought their vehicles for
2011 So Far...25 Years Of Colouring-In
March 2011 - We started the year with quite a bit of work in and
the amount of work has increased including motorcycles and trucks...even
a truck from down south. Also painted and muralled a Harley Crossbones
for a customer in Portobello which went on to win Best Paint at
the Edinburgh Motorcycle Show! After last years success at the
Arbroath Seafront Spectacular we intend to put on another display
of our work at this years show...especially as it will be my 25th
anniversary of the business!
August 2010 - We put on a display of a selection of our work at
the Seafront Spectacular at Arbroaths Victoria Park. The Show
included a large selection of varied vehicles, entertainment and
flying displays. Our stand boasted 10 different customers vehicles
including motorcycles, trikes and restored vehicles.
January 2010 - And another year begins with the Workshop full
of jobs...2 Major bodywork jobs on a VW Camper and a Singer Gazelle.
The airbrushing jobs are flowing in with motorbikes and Stock
Cars making up the majority of the work. I am also painting a
new business vehicle for advertising the Company and also as a
towing barge for my new car transporter.
Corgi Model Truck
Corgi have a truck model in their 'Hauliers Of Renown' collection.
The model is 1:50 scale of a DAF XF with Curtainside trailer in
the paint scheme of David Murray Transport Ltd from Carnoustie,
Scotland. Bob has painted Daves trucks for many years, until recently,
when vinyl took over from paint.
In 2004, Corgi Classics
released a new model in their Heavy Haulage range. It is a 1:50
scale model of a Scania T Topline with a King trailer and load
in the livery of Sandy Kydd, Forfar, whose full size trucks are
painted by Bob. The rendering of the custom paintwork is quite
good, right down to the mural on the back of the cab. With only
2600 being distributed worldwide, this model is a real collectors