Expert marketing and details by Jim Newsome; Derbyshire based promotional model vehicle specialists, Search Impex, are pleased to announce the release of a 1:50 scale DAF XF105 Super Space (6×2) tractor unit and 3 axle, refrigerated (Carrier) trailer with side underrun bars, customised in the classy livery of Scottish operator John Mackirdy Haulage.
As winners of the Transport News “Scotland’s Most Innovative Haulier of the Year 2011” Reward, the Company decided to mark its success with the issue of a certificated, Limited Edition run of model trucks. The models have been produced exclusively for Search Impex by WSI Collectibles and are a certificated, Limited Edition (105 pieces). The DAF XF105 Super Space is the latest addition to the Mackirdy fleet which also embraces Volvo, MAN & ERF trucks, together with a variety of trailers, including fridges, chill liners, curtains, flats, tankers and tippers.
Based on the Isle of Bute, the origins of John Mackirdy Haulage can be traced back a staggering 140 years of continuous family ownership. Born in 1835, founder, John Mackirdy’s first real foray into transport involved the use of horses and carts to shift construction materials following the family’s decision to move out of milling and into building. Word spread about the new “carting firm” and additional work soon came in the form of requests to collect goods and supplies from the ferry berthing point in Rothesay for distribution and delivery around the island. Four generations of the Mackirdys later and with the business still being family owned and run, a Mackirdy Haulage model ought surely to feature in many an enthusiast’s collection!
Models, available from Search Impex, are priced at £137 each (including UK delivery & VAT). For details of availability of this and other models, collectors can visit the Search Impex website at www.search-impex.co.uk or call them on 01332 873555.