So, I’ve had my Vauxhall Rascal for 23 years now, and this website for almost 20 years.
A lot of things have changed over this time, and I’ve decided not to renew the web hosting when it is due in April.  I’d like to thank all the visitors over the years.

But before then, here are some magazine articles about the Rascal and related vans...
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Bedford to build more Japanese vans - Truck AUG1985.pdf
News article from Truck magazine suggesting success of Bedford Midi van will lead to
Bedford manufacturing a Suzuki-based microvan


Bedford to build microvan - Truck OCT1985.pdf
Article confirming production of Rascal (at 6 per hour!)

Scoop - Truck DEC1985.pdf
Photo of pre-production? Rascal van

Bedford's Little Rascal - Truck JAN1986.pdf
The "Rascal" is unveiled

Light Match - Truck JUN1986.pdf
Bedford Rascal v Honda Acty v Nissan Vanette v Toyota LiteAce...


Microvan review - Good Van Guide MAY1993.pdf
Daihatsu 850/Hijet, Subaru 700, Subaru Sumo, Suzuki Super Carry, Vauxhall Rascal


Midi+The Quiet Revolutionary - Truck  MAR1985.pdf
The introduction of the Rascal's big brother, the Bedford Midi, and an artcle about JT Battenberg III, the general manager and executive officer at Bedford (the Rascal father?)
[ his name is spelt incorrectly in the article ]


Bedford Midi long term test - Truck JUN1986.pdf
Seven month test report in Truck magazine


Suzuki Super Carry review - What Van AUG-SEP1998.pdf
Brief review of the (post-Rascal) Suzuki Super Carry from What Van? magazine

Daihatsu Hijet review - What Van AUG-SEP1998.pdf
Brief review of the Daihatsu Hijet from What Van? magazine

Daihatsu Hijet review - What Van JUN1999.pdf
Brief review of the Daihatsu Hijet from What Van? magazine -
spot the differences :-)


Trade and Industry Select Committee Report in to Vehicle Manufacturing in the UK, Minutes of Evidence, Questions 82-99 27JUN2000
Some dense government committee transcript about production of motor vehicles in the UK
- Rascals get a mention!


Suzuki ST90 brochure.pdf
UK brochure for the ST90 van and pick-up truck from 1980