Mad Vax at The Worshipful Company of Carmen's Cart Marking 2017
July 12, 2017
Once a year, usually in the summer, Carmen bring their horse-drawn waggons and carriages, steamers, veteran and vintage lorries, buses and coaches, and modern trucks and tractor units, to be branded, or marked, with a red-hot iron, on a wooden plate, with the year letter and the carr number, as a reminder of centuries of service to the City and to maintain their ancient tradition. For the Carmen of today are still the carriers of the nation’s goods, and the City retains the right of marking.
This year Quattro Plant submitted the new Suction Excavation Machine, nicknamed Mad Vax to be branded in celebration of the Carmen's 500th Birthday.
The video below shows Mad Vax's entrance and branding at the ceremony.