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Transporter Collection

"The Transporter: Connecting History and Innovation" Step into the world of transporters, where bridges, machines, and even dinosaurs come to life

Background imageTransporter Collection: The Transporter Bridge, Middlesborough, Teeside

The Transporter Bridge, Middlesborough, Teeside
The Transporter Bridge, Middlesborough, the centre of the County Borough of Teesside Date: circa 1910

Background imageTransporter Collection: Newport Bridge 1906

Newport Bridge 1906
Newport Transporter Bridge, Monmouthshire, Wales, is one of the worlds few surviving aerial ferries. It was completed in 1906 by French engineer Ferdinand Arnodin. Date: 1906

Background imageTransporter Collection: Daimler Dart SP250s on car transporter for delivery 1960. Creator: Unknown

Daimler Dart SP250s on car transporter for delivery 1960. Creator: Unknown
Daimler Dart SP250s on car transporter for delivery 1960

Background imageTransporter Collection: 1974 Austrian GP

1974 Austrian GP
RED BULL RING, AUSTRIA - AUGUST 18: Fans gather around the Lotus team in the paddock during the Austrian GP at Red Bull Ring on August 18, 1974 in Red Bull Ring, Austria. (Photo by LAT Images)

Background imageTransporter Collection: The Transporter at Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales

The Transporter at Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales
The Newport Transporter Bridge - a transporter bridge crossing the River Usk in Newport, South Wales (Monmouthshire). A Grade I listed structure, designed by French engineer Ferdinand Arnodin

Background imageTransporter Collection: The Arrival of the First Thor Ballistic Missile to RAF Bom

The Arrival of the First Thor Ballistic Missile to RAF Bom
Photograph of the delivery of first Thor Ballistic Missile to an RAF Base in Norfolk, 19th September 1958. Sixty-five feet long

Background imageTransporter Collection: Runcorn Bridge 1905

Runcorn Bridge 1905
This bridge connected Runcorn and Widnes across the river Mersey. It opened 29 May 1905, replacing the previous ferry. Known locally as " The Car" after its suspension bridge

Background imageTransporter Collection: Chicago World Fair - Sky Ride

Chicago World Fair - Sky Ride
Chicago World Fair - The Sky Ride Date: 1933

Background imageTransporter Collection: McDonnell Douglas YF4H-1 Phantom pre-production

McDonnell Douglas YF4H-1 Phantom pre-production
Mcdonnell Douglas Yf4H-1 Phantom Pre-Production Model Which Set an Absolute World Speed Record at 1606Mph in 1961 Flown by Lt Col Robert B Robinson Date: 1961

Background imageTransporter Collection: 1976 USA-West GP

1976 USA-West GP
STREETS OF LONG BEACH, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - MARCH 28: The Ferrari 312T cars in the paddock during the USA-West GP at Streets of Long Beach on March 28, 1976 in Streets of Long Beach

Background imageTransporter Collection: Electric Car Crossing ship canal from Runcorn to Widnes

Electric Car Crossing ship canal from Runcorn to Widnes
The Runcorn-Widnes Transporter Bridge crossed the river Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal linking the towns of Runcorn and Widnes. Opened on 29th May 1905. Date: circa 1905

Background imageTransporter Collection: WWI - Bulgarian troop ship at Varna, Bulgaria

WWI - Bulgarian troop ship at Varna, Bulgaria
Bulgarian troop transporter ship the Varna in port at Varna, Bulgaria on the Black Sea Coast. WWI era. Date: circa 1916

Background imageTransporter Collection: Widnes Transporter Bridge

Widnes Transporter Bridge
The Widnes Transporter Bridge - opened by Sir J T Brunner on 29th May 1905. A span of 1000ft from the centre to the centre of each tower, each 1000ft in height

Background imageTransporter Collection: World Rally Championship: Volvo recce cars for the Ford Rallye Sport team

World Rally Championship: Volvo recce cars for the Ford Rallye Sport team
Volvo recce cars for the Ford Rallye Sport team. World Rally Championship, WRC cars and equipment is shipped to Cyprus. Savona, Italy. 8 April 2002. BEST IMAGE

Background imageTransporter Collection: The Transporter, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire

The Transporter, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire
The Transporter, Middlesbrough, near Stockton, Yorkshire, England. Date: 1936

Background imageTransporter Collection: Formula One World Championship: Roy Salvadori with his team mate John Surtees wait patiently for

Formula One World Championship: Roy Salvadori with his team mate John Surtees wait patiently for action alongside their
Roy Salvadori (GBR) (far left) with his team mate John Surtees (GBR) wait patiently for action alongside their Lola Mk4Õs during practice

Background imageTransporter Collection: Runcorn Bridge, Construc

Runcorn Bridge, Construc
The building of Runcorn Transporter Bridge

Background imageTransporter Collection: Formula One World Championship: British Grand Prix, Rd9, Silverstone, England. 11 July 1993

Formula One World Championship: British Grand Prix, Rd9, Silverstone, England. 11 July 1993
The Castrol Team Lotus transporter. British Grand Prix, Rd9, Silverstone, England. 11 July 1993

Background imageTransporter Collection: Concrete Transporter

Concrete Transporter
A builder climbing into a ready-mix concrete transporter lorry

Background imageTransporter Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
A Lotus team lorry in the paddock. Austrian Grand Prix, Rd 12, Osterreichring, Austria, 13 August 1978.

Background imageTransporter Collection: FIA World Rally Championship

FIA World Rally Championship
A Ford Motorsport support vehicle is loaded onto "The Southern Trader" at the Italian port of Savona for transportation to Cyprus. Savona, Italy. April 2002. DIGITAL IMAGE

Background imageTransporter Collection: 1968 Dutch GP

1968 Dutch GP
ZANDVOORT, NETHERLANDS - JUNE 23: Mechanics retrieve Jean-Pierre Beltoise's Matra MS11 from the transporter during the Dutch GP at Zandvoort on June 23, 1968 in Zandvoort, Netherlands

Background imageTransporter Collection: Formula One World Championship, Rd5, Spanish Grand Prix, Qualifying, Barcelona, Spain

Formula One World Championship, Rd5, Spanish Grand Prix, Qualifying, Barcelona, Spain, Saturday 10 May 2014
The stricken car of Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB10 is brought back to the pitlane after he stopped early in Q3

Background imageTransporter Collection: 1951 British GP

1951 British GP
SILVERSTONE CIRCUIT, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 14: The BRM transporter during the British GP at Silverstone Circuit on Saturday July 14, 1951 in Northamptonshire, United Kingdom. (Photo by LAT Images)

Background imageTransporter Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Team McLaren Mercedes fleet. German Grand Prix, Hockenheim, Germany, 1/8/99

Background imageTransporter Collection: FIA World Rally Championship

FIA World Rally Championship
The Michelin tyre support vehicle is loaded onto "The Southern Trader" at the port of Savona in Italy. Savona, Italy. April 2002. DIGITAL IMAGE

Background imageTransporter Collection: Formula One Testing

Formula One Testing
Red Bull and Cosworth trucks in the paddock. Formula One Testing, Barcelona, Spain, 26 November 2004. DIGITAL IMAGE

Background imageTransporter Collection: World Rally Championship

World Rally Championship
Ford Motorsport transporter is loaded with a Ford Focus WRC. World Rally Championship, WRC cars and equipment is shipped to Cyprus. 8 April 2002. BEST IMAGE

Background imageTransporter Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
The March, Copersucar-Fittipaldi and Ligier transporters sit parked in the paddock. French Grand Prix, Rd 9, Dijon-Prenois, France, 3 July 1977. BEST IMAGE

Background imageTransporter Collection: F3 Euro Series 2005, Rd 15&16, Circuit Park Zandvoort

F3 Euro Series 2005, Rd 15&16, Circuit Park Zandvoort
The cars of Fabio Carbone (BRA), Team Signature, SLC R1 Opel Spiess and Kohei Hirate (JPN), Team Rosberg, Dallara F305 Opel Spiess

Background imageTransporter Collection: 1972 French GP

1972 French GP
CIRCUIT DE CHARADE, FRANCE - JULY 02: Jacky Ickx watches the mechanics work on his Ferrari 312B2 during the French GP at Circuit de Charade on July 02, 1972 in Circuit de Charade, France

Background imageTransporter Collection: Formula One World Championship, Rd5, Belgian Grand Prix, Zolder, Belgium, 9 May 1982

Formula One World Championship, Rd5, Belgian Grand Prix, Zolder, Belgium, 9 May 1982
F1 team transporters in the paddock. Formula One World Championship, Rd5, Belgian Grand Prix, Zolder, Belgium, 9 May 1982. BEST IMAGE

Background imageTransporter Collection: 2018 Spanish GP

2018 Spanish GP
CIRCUIT DE BARCELONA-CATALUNYA, SPAIN - MAY 10: The Honda motorhome and hospitality area during the Spanish GP at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on May 10, 2018 in Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Background imageTransporter Collection: 1972 French GP

1972 French GP
CIRCUIT DE CHARADE, FRANCE - JULY 02: Mechanics work on Jacky Ickx's Ferrari 312B2 in the paddock during the French GP at Circuit de Charade on July 02, 1972 in Circuit de Charade, France

Background imageTransporter Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
The BRM mechanics work on their cars with an audience of local children. Belgian Grand Prix, Spa, Belgium, 12 June 1966.

Background imageTransporter Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
The shark motif on the Jordan transporter. Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne, Australia, 4 March 2001.

Background imageTransporter Collection: DTM

DTM
31.10.2010 Adria, Italy - damaged car of Alexandre Premat (FRA), Audi Sport Team Phoenix, TV Movie Audi A4 DTM (2008) after his crash - DTM 2010 - Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters 10th Round at Adria

Background imageTransporter Collection: DTM

DTM
31.10.2010 Adria, Italy - damaged car of Alexandre Premat (FRA), Audi Sport Team Phoenix, TV Movie Audi A4 DTM (2008) after his crash - DTM 2010 - Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters 10th Round at Adria

Background imageTransporter Collection: DTM

DTM
31.10.2010 Adria, Italy - damaged car of Alexandre Premat (FRA), Audi Sport Team Phoenix, TV Movie Audi A4 DTM (2008) after his crash - DTM 2010 - Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters 10th Round at Adria

Background imageTransporter Collection: DTM

DTM
31.10.2010 Adria, Italy - damaged car of Alexandre Premat (FRA), Audi Sport Team Phoenix, TV Movie Audi A4 DTM (2008) after his crash - DTM 2010 - Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters 10th Round at Adria

Background imageTransporter Collection: DTM

DTM
31.10.2010 Adria, Italy - damaged car of Alexandre Premat (FRA), Audi Sport Team Phoenix, TV Movie Audi A4 DTM (2008) after his crash - DTM 2010 - Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters 10th Round at Adria

Background imageTransporter Collection: DTM

DTM
The wrecked car of Timo Scheider (GER), Audi Sport Team Abt after his crash. DTM, Rd11, Shanghai, China, 26-28 November 2010.

Background imageTransporter Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
The Paddock was to put it mildly somewhat basic French GP, Clermont Ferrand, 5 July 1970

Background imageTransporter Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Williams trucks. Formula One World Championship, Rd4, San Marino Grand Prix, Imola, Italy, 18 April 2003. DIGITAL IMAGE

Background imageTransporter Collection: Formula One Testing

Formula One Testing
The Arrows AMT A22 is put to bed for the journey back to Leafield. Formula One Testing - Estoril, Portugal - 7-16 February 2001

Background imageTransporter Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Mercedes trucks line up in immaculate formation. These transporters haul the FOCA Digital Television equipment to the Formula One races. British Grand Prix, Silverstone, England. 15 July 2001

Background imageTransporter Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
The McLaren transporter with assorted MP4 bodywork lined up alongside it. German Grand Prix, Rd10, Hockenheim, Germany, 2 August 1981. BEST IMAGE

Background imageTransporter Collection: FIA World Rally Championship

FIA World Rally Championship
A flag on "The Southern Trader". Savona, Italy. April 2002. DIGITAL IMAGE



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"The Transporter: Connecting History and Innovation" Step into the world of transporters, where bridges, machines, and even dinosaurs come to life. From the iconic Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough to the historic Newport Bridge of 1906, these structures have stood as testaments to human ingenuity. In Monmouthshire, Wales, witness the marvel that is The Transporter at Newport. Its towering presence has been a symbol of progress for over a century. Meanwhile, in Austria's 1974 Grand Prix, adrenaline filled the air as cars raced across the track on their powerful engines. Speaking of cars, picture Daimler Dart SP250s neatly arranged on a car transporter ready for delivery in 1960. The unknown creator's craftsmanship ensured safe transportation for these sleek vehicles. Transportation extends beyond land and automobiles; it encompasses military might too. Witness the awe-inspiring arrival of Thor Ballistic Missile at RAF Bom during its first deployment. This moment marked a significant milestone in defense history. Bridges continue to play an essential role worldwide - take Runcorn Bridge from 1905 or Chicago World Fair's Sky Ride which offered breathtaking views high above ground level. These engineering wonders connect people and places like never before. But transporters aren't limited to earthly endeavors alone; they reach for the skies too. Behold McDonnell Douglas YF4H-1 Phantom pre-production aircraft soaring through clouds with unmatched grace and power. Sometimes they can be whimsical too - meet Teessaurus. This triceratops sculpture by Genevieve Glatt captured hearts when fabricated by Harts of Stockton at The Transporter in Middlesbrough. It reminds us that imagination knows no bounds when it comes to transportation artistry. Lastly, let us not forget how vital transporters were during times of conflict such as World War I.