Its a few months since the fantastic Cholmondeley Pageant of Power and indeed attentions have already switched to plans for next year. A recent discussion with Mike Allen at Tartaglia’s of Gloucester led to the production of this article as printed in Classic Car Weekly. Whilst the images may be small, it shows that over the three day event, the vintage Ice Cream Vans from the Whitby Morrison heritage Collection were one the finest attractions for visitors! Great for the industry too.
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
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
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
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