Name: KING LOUIS
Reg: VLG 5J
No.13 was originally used commercially as a cattle truck. Joby Carter bought it as his first lorry in 1994 (he was just a bit too young to drive it on the road) from David Norton, who'd used it commercially. When it came to Carters it was a chassis cab, with no body, so a new body was made from it using one from a Foden lorry.
"Greedy boards" were added along the top, for extra showmanship, and belly boxes were added under the body to be inkeeping as a traditional working showman's lorry. The body was built to carry the Swingboats and Strikers, which it did for years, hence its name (King Louis - the king of the swingers).
It has now been adapted to include living accommodation at the front, and it carries the Mini Octopus and hauls the Chair-o-Plane. In the winter of 2015/6 it was given a thorough overhaul and repaint.