This is one colourful taxi. The TX4s bright yellow body colour features the graphics of the famous caramel wafer biscuit wrapper with blue waves right along one half of the vehicle advertising the dark chocolate wafer and the offside favouring the milk chocolate choice. The white side panel promotes this delicious treat in contrasting red or blue graphics. Registered EU57 BUJ, our 1:43 scale taxi has a dark grey interior and black exterior trim.
The TX4 Taxicab hackney carriage was introduced by London Taxis International (LTI) in a long line of purpose built vehicles. Its upgraded external features over its predecessor the TX2 included a new front radiator grille, updated front and rear bumpers and a revised different rear number plate surround. Modern safety regulations dictated some of the internal upgrades including passenger head rests fitted to the central partition for rear-facing passengers. The TX4 came with a 2.5VM diesel engine with automatic gearbox but there was an option for a manual version too.
Thomas Tunnock Ltd, or just Tunnocks, is a family firm based in Uddingston, Glasgow, where it was founded in 1890. Thomas Tunnock purchased a bakery in Lorne Place. Now headed up by Sir Boyd Tunnock, grandson of the founder, the private limited company employs over 500 staff making their famous cakes and biscuits. In 2013, the company was listed as the 20th oldest family firm in Scotland. Tunnocks are also well-known for local philanthropic activities they sponsor an annual car rally round the Isle of Mull; they have contributed £250,000 towards a local lifeboat facility; and have also been a sponsor of footballs Scottish Challenge Cup.
The milk chocolate Tunnocks caramel wafer is still a firm favourite but perhaps you prefer the dark version? Think about it during your very sweet taxi experience!