Events : Cummins Centenary Party – display vehicles invited

Mike Humble / Cummins Engine Co

Cummins Engines supplies to the UK’s sole remaining UK commercial manufacturer, Leyland Trucks, as well as various bus and coach builders. The company marks its 100th birthday in 2019 with a number of events, one of them being a display and open day at its Darlington plant and UK headquarters on 7 September…

Cummins Engines, celebrates its 100th birthday in 2019. From 28 engines made in its first year to 1.5 million engines in 2018, the company has come a long way. Engines are supplied to 1200 vehicle and equipment manufacturing customers, for more types of application than any other supplier.

To mark this significant achievement, Cummins Darlington Plant and UK headquarters is holding a celebration day on 7 September to recognise its employees and their commitment to the company. As part of the celebrations, it has a number of spaces in its special interest vehicle display, highlighting current and long-gone customers.

Entrance on the day is strictly by invitation only, so vehicles must be registered in advance for tickets (two per vehicle) to be arranged. This will also allow access to the festivities, including a plant tour, food and entertainment.

There will also be the chance to catch up with former and present staff and engineers too. So if you, or anyone you know, has a Cummins-powered vehicle of interest, be it a bus, truck, off-road vehicle – or even something agricultural – and would like to be part of the event, please register through this link.

Mike Humble

Upon leaving school, Mike was destined to work on the Railway but cars were his first love. An apprenticeship in a large family Ford dealer was his first forray into the dark and seedy world of the motor trade.

Moving on to Rover and then PSV / HGV, he has circumnavigated most departments of dealerships including parts, service and latterly - the showroom. Mike has owned all sorts of rubbish from Lada to Leyland and also holds both Heavy Goods & Public Service Vehicle licences, he buys & sells buses and coaches during the week. Mike runs his own automotive web site and writes for a number of motoring or commercial vehicle themed publications

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