Huddersfield Town Football Club has officially thanked Wellhouse Leisure for naming its new campervan, the first UK conversion based on the new Ford Tourneo Custom, the Wellhouse Ford Terrier, after the Club’s nickname – The Terriers.
Sean Jarvis, commercial director of Huddersfield Town said: ‘We’re particularly proud that Wellhouse Leisure has decided to choose Huddersfield Town’s nickname for its innovative new campervan.’
‘As a ‘Town’ fan and current box holder, it should come as no surprise that David Elliott, the managing director of Wellhouse Leisure, has given this important new model a fitting name. Of course, David is already well known to Town fans as the man who ran the length of the country to raise funds for the ‘Keep It Up’ campaign last season, so we’d like to thank David and Wellhouse Leisure for their continued support’ he continued.
Campervans are often given affectionate names by their owners, but it’s unusual for a manufacturer to be so creative. However, Wellhouse Leisure is proud to produce its award-winning range of campervans in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, so wanted a name that recognised this, yet also showed it had the tenacity to take on the challenge of exploring the great outdoors.
David Elliott, managing director of Wellhouse Leisure and supporter of Huddersfield Town Football Club said: ‘With its direct associations to our local football club, and of course the Yorkshire Terrier dog breed, Terrier stood out as the perfect name for our exciting new Ford campervan.’
‘We’d like to thank all our Twitter followers and Facebook fans who also suggested some excellent names for our new model. It was hard choosing one, and in the end we decided we wanted something that stood out in the campervan market, and had a direct link to our Yorkshire heritage‘, he continued.
The new Wellhouse Ford Terrier campervan made its official debut at The Motorhome and Caravan Show last month, and has already been shortlisted for a prestigious Campervan of the Year award.
Offering more standard specification than most rivals, a new base vehicle acclaimed for its quality, durability and car-like drivability, and prices starting from just £39,500 (on the road), the new Wellhouse Ford Terrier is extremely good value compared to most rival campervans based on the traditional Volkswagen base vehicle.
The new Ford makes an ideal base for a campervan conversion as it was developed to be practical, durable and economical to run, yet is the same compact size as a family estate car. At 4.97m long, with a turning circle of 10.9 metres, it is easy to use everyday, yet offers more lifestyle options with masses of space for family, pets or gear, and can quickly convert to a home from home.
Wheelhouse Leisure has worked closely with Ford UK to develop this new campervan. This matches Wellhouse’s previous experience of working closely with the automotive industry for its award-winning Hyundai i800 camper conversion.
The new Wellhouse Ford Terrier can be seen at the Scottish Caravan and Motorhome & Holiday Home Show at the SECC in Glasgow in February 2014 or at a network of Wellhouse agents across the UK, from Scotland to Devon, with Berkshire, Yorkshire and Wales in between: