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01/08/2015

The Ford Transit Story

There can be few people in the UK who have never seen a Ford Transit Ice Cream Van. Right from their launch in 1965 they have been a popular base for conversion into a mobile sales vehicle. 2015 represents 50 years since its inception and plans are afoot to celebrate this impressive milestone, both at Ford and here at Whitby Morrison (keep an eye on the next few newsletters). Amongst the vast array of Ford Transit information out there, we recently discovered a fantastic book detailing its story. Written by... Read More

01/06/2015

A beautiful pair of Commers

Here they are; two of the finest Commer Ice Cream Vans you’re likely to see this year. Fresh from the Whitby Morrison factory, they’ll soon be selling ice cream at events in England and Ireland. If you’ve visited us in Crewe recently, it’s quite likely that you’ll have been able to see firsthand the attention to detail that has gone into these stunning vans. Externally slightly different, both share the same high-tech specification on the inside, with the latest Carpigiani Rapida II, super silent generator, LED lighting, freezer and chiller... Read More

01/04/2015

More stunning additions to the Oxford range

The range of Whitby Morrison Mondial models from Oxford Diecast continues to grow with 4 variations now available in both 1:43 and 1:76 scale. Most recently the Coronato and Dimascio Cow liveries have been released in the smaller size. These have proven incredibly popular with all Mobilers, particularly those of you with a genuine Whitby Morrison Mondial – it’s great to have an accurate model of the real thing. Stocks of these models won’t last forever so if you haven’t yet invested in these, now is the time to do... Read More

01/03/2015

99x99s – Luke Stephenson

Ice Cream is a hugely popular interest for many – every thought of a heatwave, washout and chime argument is covered by an Ice Cream Van and radio or television crew. Beyond this annual cycle of stories, there’s a wider picture with Ice Cream than many people have perhaps thought – an artistic picture if you will. 32 year old Luke Stephenson from Darlington is a photographer who thrives on the eccentricity of Britain and the British way of life. As we all know (and the reason why you’re reading... Read More

01/02/2015

Walls Bedford CA restoration

This stunning Bedford CA has just been completed having undergone a full conversion process – and isn’t it just stunning! The Bedford CA became a key model for Walls with its small size and ease of use. With the development of the Direct Drive System, they opened up great opportunities which had been previously stifled by the large Commers and associated vehicles. Completed in the famous Walls ‘dogtooth’ livery, this beautiful vintage ice cream van is fully mobile and ready to bring smiles to everyone. The chassis itself was originally... Read More

01/01/2015

The Rolls Royce of Ice Cream Vans

 A lot of heritage restorations were undertaken at the Whitby Morrison factory during 2014, and there are many more lined up for the forthcoming 12 months. What better way to start 2015 than with the stand out vehicle of 2014 – and perhaps the finest heritage conversion to date; The Rolls Royce.    Unveiled at the Whitby Morrison Event at Nantwich in October, the Rolls Royce was a popular Ice Cream Van with all Mobilers. Its immediate future lies with us, but with a hive of interest in the vehicle,... Read More