I had perhaps my best day truck filming today since Malaysia and Indonesia early this year. I got four programme worth of film at the A500 junction ( lower) with M6, motorway blocked all traffic via the Stoke D road. It was one endless stream at my erstwhile favourite from earlier days on the roundabout by the old Irlams depot now Stobarts, the sun stayed away until I'd finished. It was then at a total halt the only lane open was closed and traffic stretched from Stoke to Stafford northbound. I went south following the clear sky to Cannock Bridgtown and had some nice shots there but a few clouds appeared so then headed north east via a scenic route through Rugeley towards Uttoxeter and thence to the A50 where I saw nothing but sunshine.
One kind driver threw me down a box of Maltezers, hows that for kind, I remember in a heatwave drivers chucking down water bottles which were being distributed quite widely in the industry. There were wagons galore, nothing out of the way, no paint jobs or unexpected classics other than JCB. Then a police man came along,, .... we've had a call someone waving at the lorries, a concerned member of the public rang in , we have to investigate all calls ( except robberies, thefts, burglery etc??) . He was very polite and friendly and gave it a light touch but really they have that much time and resource in Staffordshire I'd demand a fifty percent reduction in police resources from tomorrow, get your bins emptied every week instead. I even got topped up with my sun tan today! Phototos start at the M6 closure diversion before the sun came out.