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Modern Classic - Steve Harper Interview

Modern Classic - Steve Harper Interview

Thu 24th March 2016

In late 2015 Keith Adams of Modern Classic interviewed Steve Harper in his Studio about this past...

TRU Buddy minibus proposal sketches 1992.02

The relationship with Thai Rung Union began in 1992, when Leyland DAF first developed a running gear to update TRU’s existing ‘Buddy’ minibus.

Later that year, after a series of sketch proposals, a scale clay model was created, and finished as a fibreglass model for the Company’s Product Planners & Management. 

Further proposals were created in 1995, and again a year later, as TRU revisited their development of their product range, but none of the Exterior designs ever went beyond the planning and volume cost evaluation stages.