Wednesday 13 June 2012

Royal Bus Rally

A new rally took place recently at St Helen Auckland, organised by the Eden Bus Company and as it was held on the Jubilee weekend it was called the The Royal Bus Rally. The company is based at the Garage, Staindrop Road, West Auckland.
Thanks to John Colquhoun for sending us the following pictures.

New to the rally scene was FUN 319 a rare Crossley coach belonging to Wrights of Alston just having had a
restoration said to have taken ten years
Impressive line up of Bristol L's
NVK 341 AEC Regent back on the rally scene after an absence of some years due to engine work being required
Leyland Leopard PSU/Alexander. Built 1963. This is an ex-Venture Transport coach, one of a fleet which passed to Northern General Transport at the takeover of the Venture company. It has recently returned to the road following extensive restoration. The other vehicle is an unidentified Bristol LH.
Two vehicles showing the popular Northumbria livery that existed between 1986 and 1996
The 500 Group brought their 1973 Fleetline JDC 544L
 Line up of ex United vehicles
 Leyland Nationals also attended and here we see YFY 4M which is ex Southport Corporation
All pictures © John Colquhoun