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Title: Bedfords 50th celebration
Post by: wendyh on March 16, 2019, 09:55:59 PM
Hey... Would you like to join us, celebrating CF bedfords 50th birthday this year?
As this is once in a life time celebrations, we in NSW, Australia,  are going to hold two events this year.

One in August on 24th & 25th of August , for a run from Sydney on   Saturday, maybe thru the central coast to Newcastle, stopping for lunch, photo shoot, cruise in convoy to maybe Newcastle for another photo shoot and dinner, maybe a night time cruise along Newcastle's foreshore, a very popular spot and route for car enthusiasts and another possible night time photo shoot.

And the second on the Oct long weekend 5th , 6th and 7th.
Rob Slater,  is hosting this weekend, on his property in Huskisson NSW, just south of Wollongong/ Sydney. Saturday for traveling and setting up camp, There is plenty of room for vans, caravans, tents, then we can all enjoy a bonfire, BBQ , drinks and music that night.
Then head out on a planned cruise on Sunday to a pub or bistro for lunch, and back in convoy for another drive, photo shoot, and another convoy back to camp for a second night of partying and talking all things bedford,  and then Monday we all can start  heading home at our leisure.
 
Please reply if you would like to attend these weekends, and i will keep you informed as it gets closer with more details.

If your van is not on the road, your still welcome to join in on these once in a life time events.

We will also need volunteers to take pictures and videos of the events and convoys, on route. So if you have the skills and want to help out please let me know.

If any of you have any contacts or friends in any form of media,  Local TV or magazines, plz get in contact with me as it might be fun to have some coverage of these events.

It will be a awesome weekend meeting up, checking out vans and meeting their owners. Its such a great way to get ideas and tap into all the beddy brains, who have lovingly cared for and restored these beloved vans.

My phone number is 0422975697 to call or send a text message
my email is wendy4096@gmail.com
Your feed back is greatly appreciated if you would like to come along and have a fun idea for the group to do.
 
I'm so looking forward to meeting you all and your vans.
Cheers Wendy & Ray
Title: Re: Bedfords 50th celebration
Post by: Noid on March 17, 2019, 04:01:59 PM
Hi Wendy and Ray we have penned it in and plan to attend :)

PS Thanks for making the effort to organise this event.
Title: Re: Bedfords 50th celebration
Post by: Noid on March 17, 2019, 04:03:19 PM
....thats the Huskisson NSW event :)
Title: Re: Bedfords 50th celebration
Post by: wendyh on March 17, 2019, 07:47:28 PM
Ok great I'll put you on the list, can you email me your contact details please, 😊
Title: Re: Bedfords 50th celebration
Post by: charboo on March 19, 2019, 06:54:19 PM
Hi Wendy mate I'm in for the one in Huskisson .
Title: Re: Bedfords 50th celebration
Post by: wendyh on March 19, 2019, 08:47:15 PM
Ok kool your on the list !!! 😊
Title: Re: Bedfords 50th celebration
Post by: baz on March 26, 2019, 02:06:19 PM
Hi Wendy & Ray,
Just a question re wheel sizes for the Bedford? 15" looks a good upgrade on the 14", however, wondering how 16" would look?
I like the wheels on your van. Wondering what size are they?
Title: Re: Bedfords 50th celebration
Post by: wendyh on April 27, 2019, 09:46:24 PM
Hi Baz
16 all round currently
We were running 17 on rear for a while. Yet with the 5 speed box, made it too high geared , had to rev it heaps  to take off, especially on a hill start unloaded....but great on the freeway out of Sydney....Awesome with the turbo 😁😁😁😁😁😁
Title: Re: Bedfords 50th celebration
Post by: wendyh on April 27, 2019, 10:28:03 PM
Rob Slater has made us a website for the Oct long weekend birthday bash. Please check it out and keep an eye on it for more information  and updates. Thank you Rob. 👍

https://beddyrun.wordpress.com/2019/03/31/south-coast-bedford-gathering/
Title: Re: Bedfords 50th celebration
Post by: charboo on May 01, 2019, 06:06:05 AM
Hi all,am looking forward to this  ;)
Title: Re: Bedfords 50th celebration
Post by: wendyh on August 05, 2019, 12:01:37 PM
NSW update:

CF Bedford 50th Birthday August -
Here are the details for those in NSW wishing to join us for the August get together.
Saturday 24th August 2019
= 10am: Meet at Shell Coles Express; 188-190 Pennant Hills Rd, Thornleigh NSW 2120 and convoy north to M1 Freeway bound for Newcastle (meet at 9:50 for 10am departure).
= 11am: Convoy to Meet/Depart Caltex Wyong (twin servo)/Oliver's Real Food (meet at 10:50am for 11am departure).
Drive north via M1 then Doyalson, Swansea, Belmont to Newcastle.
= 12:30pm convoy arrive at Harry's Cafe de Wheels, 199 North Road, Newcastle for lunch
12:30 - 2:30pm: lunch in Newcastle, Bedford 50th Anniversary photo shoot along foreshore and headland area
= 2:30pm convoy depart Newcastle for Caltex Wyong
= 4:00pm re-group at Caltex and farewell our northern friends. Depart Caltex Wyong for M1 Sydney or north.
= 5:00pm arrive in Sydney - split at Thornleigh and head home hoping to see you all again in October.

please send me a message on here or
0422975697 to let me know your joining us

P.S. The October event is also on for those looking for the multi day 50th celebrations more info to come after this event
Title: Re: Bedfords 50th celebration
Post by: wendyh on August 18, 2019, 10:37:08 AM
Just a reminder of the birthday cruise out of Sydney to Newcastle run on Saturday 24th August. We are really looking forward to seeing you there and joining in on a Bedford convoy. Check out the above post for details or send me a message.
😁😁😁😁😁😁😁
Title: Re: Bedfords 50th celebration
Post by: Noid on August 18, 2019, 06:34:07 PM
Hey Wendyh I recognise that picture from the van Nationals in Forster Cuncurry about 12 years ago. Mine is the silver van and I drove her up from Canberra, then continued up to Tin Can bay Qld.  Was a good couple of days  :)
Title: Re: Bedfords 50th celebration
Post by: wendyh on August 18, 2019, 06:44:22 PM
Ahhh nice...yeah Glenn Johnston , who owns the red one and innocence the white custom one put a few pictures on Facebook...
Title: Re: Bedfords 50th celebration
Post by: Noid on August 20, 2019, 04:21:54 PM
Yes they were nice vans, I remember some of those vans from mags in the 70's.  It was like getting my van photographed with celebrities lol....
Title: Re: Bedfords 50th celebration
Post by: wendyh on September 06, 2019, 09:10:52 PM
Great day had by all
8 in South Australia
5 in Newcastle  NSW

We have another meet organised in NSW
OCT long weekend  in Huskisson
Pm me for more details
Title: Re: Bedfords 50th celebration
Post by: wendyh on September 06, 2019, 09:13:55 PM
And in NSW
Title: Re: Bedfords 50th celebration
Post by: wendyh on September 06, 2019, 09:15:23 PM
More....
Title: Re: Bedfords 50th celebration
Post by: wendyh on September 06, 2019, 09:17:34 PM
More...
Title: Re: Bedfords 50th celebration
Post by: Noid on September 08, 2019, 06:22:43 PM
Hi Wendy and Ray, nice pics, the vans look great, hopefully all going well will see you'll in October :)
Title: Re: Bedfords 50th celebration
Post by: wendyh on September 08, 2019, 08:00:14 PM
Yeah thanx Noid, she come up pretty good afyervrhe second respray.
Yes we're looking forward to Oct too !👍
Title: Re: Bedfords 50th celebration
Post by: wendyh on October 10, 2019, 07:21:36 PM
Great weekend had by all who attended
Title: Re: Bedfords 50th celebration
Post by: wendyh on October 10, 2019, 07:26:46 PM
A few more
Title: Re: Bedfords 50th celebration
Post by: wendyh on October 10, 2019, 07:28:35 PM
These vans were at the van in in hervey bay qld
Title: Re: Bedfords 50th celebration
Post by: Noid on October 13, 2019, 06:04:25 PM
Hi Ray and Wendy

Great pics and sounds like a great time was had :) . I have since spoken to Charboo and he told me he had a great time as well.  I'm sorry I couldn't make it, after starting 3 months ago on a little proactive maintenance so I could make the journey trouble free I developed I miss in the engine which also caused it to stop completely a couple of times.  So with out going into all the detail, after replacing a number of items the fault was traced to faulty brand new parts (DFI and coils).  A few lessons have been learnt from this and I learned a lot more about the engine , anyway sometime things are just not meant to be.  She's running bloody good now though.....doh!!

Hopefully catch up with everyone another time :)

Cheers
Title: Re: Bedfords 50th celebration
Post by: BusyKiwi on October 13, 2019, 06:16:43 PM
Thanks for posting the photos
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