Sunday, May 22, 2022

A model restoration

A vintage coach bought for £1 and restored to full use after being left in a field for 20 years has become the subject...

Stantons of Stoke: Keeping it in the family

Visitors to the UK Coach Rally in 2016 may have noticed a black minicoach that, despite not taking part in proceedings, looked like it...

In the days before ‘swooshes’

The Whisperer is always game for a little nostalgia and he’s rather taken with this new illustrated commentary of Scotland’s buses in the 1960s,...

Webbs of Armscote buys back its first new coach

Family-owned haulage and coach-hire company, Webbs of Armscote, Warwickshire, has bought back the first new coach it ever owned, with financial support from Lloyds...

Heritage: Setting trends 30 years ago

As the forerunner to one of the London coaching industry's biggest names, Wahl Coaches was a trendsetter. It ran a large fleet of Mercedes-Benz...

First marks Midland Red Birmingham to Worcester centenary

First Wyvern is celebrating the centenary of Midland Red service 144 which linked Birmingham with Worcester and Great Malvern. Two of its buses based at...

Birmingham marks its bus centenary

To mark the 100th anniversary of motorbuses in Birmingham, National Express West Midlands held a party on 15 August outside the new Library in...

Open Day for London’s Walworth Garage

As part of Transport for London (TfL) 'Year of the Bus' celebrations, Abellio London is having an open day at its Walworth garage on...

World record set for sale of a double decker

Auctioneers Bonhams has sold a lifetime's collection of motoring for 3m, including the setting of a new world record for a double-decker bus. . For...

Marketing in simpler times

The world of marketing has changed dramatically since the days when destination blinds could be unintelligible to all but the most local-savvy of passengers,...