Our fleet of vintage ice cream and catering vehicles

Passionate about vintage vans

What began as a passion has become an obsession. When procuring a vehicle for our fleet, we apply a stringent quality assurance process to ensure the vehicle will be an authentic and reliable base for our restoration work.

Bringing a vintage vehicle back to life takes a lot of time, dedication and perseverance. The process is a labour of love for us - it has to be the best or nothing at all if it's going to be part of our fleet.

Citroen HY

Hugo is the first French built vehicle to be added to our fleet. The Citroen HY van dates back to the 1920s. Hugo is now a catering unit selling Dingley Dell farm sausages

Bedford CA

Our very first fully restored vintage van is affectionately known as Daisy. Now located on the courtyard at the British Museum, she sells Callestick Farm ice cream.

Asquith Pullman

The aristocratic Sir Asquith is a 1920s styled catering van that sits alongside Daisy in the courtyard of the British Museum selling freshly made crepes.

Bedford CA

Our second Bedford CA van is called Annie. She was born in the 60s and has definitely preserved her young looks, although we can't promise she hasn't had any surgery!

Citoren HY

The beautiful Beau is Hugo's cousin. With her bold paintwork and wooden interior, she gets plenty of admiring glances. It took a whole year to restore her from bare metal.

Bedford CA

Born in 1968, Jeffery is the most masculine of the Bedford CAs in our fleet. He spent some time with the team at the British Museum before setting out on a solo career.

Bringing a vintage catering van
back to life

The story of Henry the 1968 Bedford CA

We have put together a gallery below showing a summary of the restoration process our vans go through. As you can see, Henry was looking well past retirement age before we started!

We first stripped him down to leave just the cab, engine and chassis. Secondly, we built him a new custom shell before fitting him out with modern catering equipment. Finally, the whole van is given a fresh coat of paint befitting his age and status before being rigorously tested. The whole process takes several weeks in conjunction with our specialist coachbuilders.