The Bedford Enthusiasts Club


"The New club for Owners and Enthusiasts of Bedford's..... and other historic commercial vehicles with GM/Bedford company connections"



Photo by courtesy of "Mr BG "Richard Haughey

Following the demise of both the Bedford Gathering and the Bedford Owners Club there has been a void in the world of Bedford enthusiasts. There have been some attempts over the years to cater for the owners and enthusiasts of this famous commercial vehicle manufacturer, but for various reasons these have been unsuccessful. With this in mind, Christine Thomas & David Beckett, who are owners and preservationists in their own right and members of the Griffin Trust, arranged a Gathering of Bedford vehicles. This was held at the Vauxhall Motors Sports and Social Club Ellesmere Port site, in June 2013. They invited various people with an interest and passion for Bedford vehicles to attend. An open meeting was held in the concert room of the club on the Sunday morning. Following a number of presentations and debates, it was decided that there was sufficient interest to form a new club and the Bedford Enthusiasts Club came into being.   A committee was formed from those who were present at that meeting.  

Christine Thomas welcomes our patron, The Rt Hon Robert Flello to the first Griffin Gathering held at Ellesmere Port.







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A sincere welcome to you all that have joined the B.E.C..

The committee Hope to meet with you all at the events the B.E.C. are attending.


B.E.C. 2014 Event list:

March - Malvern 15th March.

April -  N.E.C. To be confirmed

May -  15th & 16th . Anglesey

July – 5th & 6th The Griffin Gathering

July -  12th & 13th Billing – Vauxhall Bedford Opel Association Weekend

September  - Lanark Tractor and Classic Vehicle show (T.B.C.)

November –  Donnington.



BEC Members have been invited to take part in the Scammel Register Shropshire Trundle,

Bedfords very welcome.

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Club Merchandise

Photographs from the 2013 Griffin Gathering

Bedford models and production years

Our grateful thanks are offered to those who have made this possible

Donington 2013

 Constitution of The Bedford Enthusiasts Club

Meet the committee

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