Look at these amazing old Bedford trucks as convoy marks 90th anniversary of the vehicle's production

Over 20 vehicles made their way to Millbrook Proving Ground

By Clare Turner
Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 11:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 11:56 am

The Bedford Enthusiasts Club marked the 90th anniversary of the start of the vehicle's production with a convoy to Millbrook.

Drivers started at the northbound services of M1 junction 15A where the vehicles left in age-related order - oldest first.

Before making their way to Millbrook Proving Ground, the 24 vehicles visited sites historically significant to the make including Kimpton Road in Luton - site of the Vauxhall factory where Bedfords were made from 1931 until the name was dropped in 1991.

The Bedford vehicles at Millbrook

The vehicles on display ranged from a 1935 "W" model right through to one of the last "TL" models made in 1989.

Carl Lemon, Bedford Enthusiasts Club event organiser, said: “I came up with the idea of the Bedford birthday convoy in celebration of the 90th anniversary.

"Millbrook played a major role in the development of Bedford Trucks after its opening in 1970, so it was the perfect location for the conclusion of our event."

The Bedford vehicles at Millbrook
The Bedford vehicles at Millbrook