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A tribute to Bedford

The 2016 Whitby Event presented us with the opportunity to present something a little different than normal. In recent years we’ve enjoyed sharing the industry icons with you; the Rocket, the J Type and the Batman Mini to name just a few.

And whilst they remain timeless and will always hold a place in Mobiler’s hearts, we thought it time for a change. Every Mobiler has a Bedford Ice Cream Van memory, whether having driven them, bought from them or heard the stories of them; they are looked back upon with a fondness.

At this years’ event, it allowed us to display Bedfords from the early 1960s CAs, through the early CFs of the 1970s right up to the CF2s of the 1980s – something for everyone.

The display also demonstrated the variety in coachbuilding and bodywork styling with examples from Cummins, Morrison and Whitby; all with little features that have influenced today’s modern designs.

They were one of the first successful and easy to manoeuvre street trading vehicles and will forever remain an icon of the Mobiling world.