For 20 years The Leyland Society published the
quarterly Leyland Torque and annual Leyland Journal,
both of which carry forward the names of Leyland
Motors publications distributed to customers and
back issues of most are available to buy through the
Leyland Society online shop.
From Autumn 2018 we have increased the size of
Leyland Torque from A5 to A4 to allow us to include
many of the highly detailed and lavishly illustrated
items previously included in the Leyland Journal
which this new format replaces. Typically the new
format Leyland Torque includes 40 pages (the
previous A5 layout fits into 24 of the larger A4
pages) and provides much more flexibility to include
all the regular features members expect with a
greater assortment of more detailed articles some of
which are in colour where appropriate.
Leyland Torque continues to be a high quality
publication, printed on glossy paper and with
digitally restored photographs from the extensive
BCVM Archive as well as from other sources such as
members' own collections. All members receive
Leyland Torque as part of their membership. Back
issues are available to non-members to purchase :
see details on the order
The Leyland Society also publishes books on the
subject of Leyland, again available to the general
public. More details of publications are given
below, or you can use the links below to go directly
to the relevant page.
Archive copies of Leyland Journal
Leyland Fleet Series
Torque - the quarterly newsletter of the Leyland
members receive 'Leyland Torque' quarterly, which
contains approximately 40 glossy A4 pages, ensuring
a high quality of production. It is well illustrated
with photos from the BCVM Archive and members own
collections, and in terms of quality is amongst the
best newsletters for any one-marquee society.
Regular Torque features include:
Food for thought -
a forum for people to raise and answer
items of interest from members and general
members and others are free to submit any
appropriate articles that may be of interest
and educate the reader following research
into any particular subject.
Odd bodies - mysteries and responses
on strangely bodied Leylands.
For full details of the articles
and content of the latest editions of Leyland
Torque, click here.
The Leyland Journal was
published annually from 1999 to 2018 in A4 format.
Archive copies are available for sale to the public
and contain highly detailed articles covering
subject matter that ranges across all aspects of
Leyland Motors production - buses, lorries, fire
engines and even the small number of cars produced
at the Kingston works, with articles about
production, technical aspects and about operators of
Leyland products and their Leyland fleets.
For full details of all editions of Leyland Journal, click here.
Leyland Fleet Series
Leyland Fleet Series of books, available to the
general public are a high quality publications
focusing not just on the vehicles but on the
companies and organisations that operated them. The
intention is to present the reader with new facts
and photographs, and to try to show some of the
influences that shaped the products of Leyland
For full details of this and other publications,