Albion Motor Co. of Finnieston Street in Glasgow Scotland produced the famous Chieftain, Clydesdale & Reiver trucks .
Albion’s motto was ‘ Sure as the Sunrise ’ .
The Albion Reiver was a 6 wheeler truck and was immortalised by Mark Knopfler
( originally of Dire Straits fame ) in his 2009 song :- ‘Border Reiver ‘ .
Knopfler was originally from Newcastle and the Reiver was close to his heart and roots as the original term ‘Border Reiver’ related to Scottish clansmen whose chief activity was cattle rustling and other misdemeanors operating on both sides of the Scottish/English border to avoid being arrested by forces from either country.
“ Southern bound from Glasgow town, shes shining in the sun
My Scotstoun lassie, on the border run .
Whistling down the hillsides and tearing up the climbs
I’m just a thiever, stealing time
In the Border Reiver.
Three hundred thousand on the clock and plenty more to go
Crash, box and lever, she needs the heel and toe
She’s not too cold in winter but she cooks me in the heat
I’m a six foot driver but you can adjust the seat
In the Border Reiver
Sure as the sunrise, that’s what they say about the Albion “