The Morris J-type Van – Part 3 The Sydney Arrival

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Categories: General, History
Posted on: 27th July 2015 by: William Bulloch

Well after a 72 hr journey aboard a car carrier from Queensland our little J’Van has finally arrived. Axel Olleroch of VCDC in Rydalmere has welcomed our ‘Li’l Girl’ and is champing-at-the-bit to get started. Specializing in vehicle restoration Axel has given us an undertaking that we won’t be disappointed with the finished product… Here’s some more images¬†of of her arrival and where she’ll live for the next few weeks… Stayed tuned for Part 4… coming soon.

 

 

The Morris J-type Van – Part 2 The Find

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Categories: General, History
Posted on: 15th July 2015 by: William Bulloch

…and so it begins…’Operation J’Van’ – Part 2: The Find!
After a long and exhaustive search, encompassing all corners of our great continent and included many an encounter with some ‘too-far-gone’ rust-buckets, Yellow Express has found a J’Van worthy of restoration. Queensland was where this little fellow called home and while it was shown lots of restoration love by its owner, he was not able to complete the job. We hope he will be pleased with our finished product

…To be continued…

The Morris J-type Van – The Search

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Categories: General
Posted on: 12th June 2015 by: William Bulloch
Morris J Type Vans

Morris J-type Vans used by Yellow Express on 1950s

Morris J-type vans were a common sight on Australian roads in the 1950’s and 60’s. ¬†Yellow Express had a fleet of these vehicles to service our vast customer base but with the passing of time, these were replaced with more modern vehicles.

In 2012 began a search that would bring one of these classic commercial vans back into the fleet… watch this space…

 

Morris J-type van

Yellow Express Morris J-type van unloading from a Boeing Stratocruiser

Sydney couriers in the 50’s with J-Type vans

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Categories: History
Posted on: 10th June 2011 by: William Bulloch
Morris J Type VansMorris J Type Vans used by Yellow Express on 1950s

 

 

One look at this photo takes you back to simpler times… men wore hats and ladies dressed with gloves and scarfs, someone else put the petrol in your car for you (and checked the oil!), stores closed on Sundays, computers were in books (not in your pocket) and the only creatures tweeting each other were birds in trees.

 

These Morris J type vans were used by our courier fleet for City deliveries Continue Reading