Another van that has been out and about is a Cummings bodied ice cream van. Registration number JVH 717, currently taxed and MOT'ed and first registered 20/5/1955.
What is strange is I cannot as yet find a picture of this van, any one out there have a snap.
As you know, this blog has two authors, well to go one better a group of us owners have decided to start a FaceBook page for the J van.
Now some of you may know about FaceBook. Well this is the idea.
Facebook and J type vans, sort of chalk and cheese. We all know what a J type van is but what I hear you say is Facebook? Well I would say “Facebook is an online social networking service, whose name stems from the colloquial name for the book given to students at the start of the academic year by some university administrations in the United States to help students get to know each other. It was founded in February 2004”.
Now there is a “page” on Facebook dedicated to the J van. Now, “why?” comes the question. Well its an idea, as many clubs are finding that “new” members are few and far between. To gain more members who we hope in the future (when we are long gone), will carry on and treasure our vehicles. The greatest slice of the population out there are the young, to reach them we must connect with them, maybe not using the same language (they do speak their own) but at least a medium (not because their dead from the neck up) that they understand and embrace.
Facebook is free, so there is nothing to loose but we might gain.
Of course any J van enthusiast who uses a computer can use the J type page. I hope they do, maybe to post events/pictures old and new/ gossip/ maybe owners going to a rally might post just that to tell other J fans to come along as well. Who knows how this site could evolve, it could become whatever the users want it to become.
Links to interesting web site/ personal blog sites and of course e-bay (so full of mad people now, not like the old days) can also be listed. Anything in fact to raise the profile of the J van and old vehicle clubs.
Or search for Save the Morris J Type Van under pages on your Facebook home page. Any advertising is good, free advertising is better.
Remember Facebook has over one billion active users!!!
One of the first pictures posted on the site was one by Graham Carr, an ice cream van in action, a nice period shot of a working van.
I've never seen this picture before, how many other gem's are out there?