Bedford Vehicles was, in essence, the commercial-vehicle arm of Vauxhall Motors. It was established in 1930, and for a number of years it was the most profitable arms of parent company General Motors. During the Second World War the company produced the all-rounder MW, which could be used as a tanker, troop carrier, radio truck, anti-aircraft truck – it was all things to all soldiers. Post-war the company’s success continued until the 1970s, when its CF was seen as much less attractive than the rival Ford Transit. In the 1980s the company faced greater rivalry from foreign manufacturers. The brand was officially killed off in 1991. At Haynes, we have an extensive range of Skoda repair manuals and online procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts alike. We can give you all the guidance you need.