Showbus
#61
RE: Showbus
Bit of a late report, but I attended Showbus on Sunday. My second one, and also the second one at Donington Park. 

Like last year, I thought this year's event was a cracking day out, and more than worth the trip down there to see everything. No where else in the UK will you get such a variety of not just classic buses, but also coaches and modern buses. One of the highlights for me was seeing Trent's E200MMC line up that they brought along.

The layout of the site was a bit different to last year, after what appeared to be a rejigging of the entry points to site and the car parking. Catering was also improved, with several outlets dotted around, which seemed to result in next to no queues. An addition was the seating point at the top end of the site, built up of concrete benches, which was an improvement on zero seating last year.

The North East was represented solely by the superbly presented ex-Northern Metrobus 3501 UTN501Y. It is a shame that others from up here don't seem to make it down, as we've a lot to offer.
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#62
RE: Showbus
p.s. this was a welcome sight at Showbus too. Certainly better and a lot more friendly than some of these 'enthusiast deterrent' notices that I've seen on buses at rallies lately.

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#63
RE: Showbus
(20 Sep 2017, 9:36 pm)Adrian Wrote: Bit of a late report, but I attended Showbus on Sunday. My second one, and also the second one at Donington Park. 

Like last year, I thought this year's event was a cracking day out, and more than worth the trip down there to see everything. No where else in the UK will you get such a variety of not just classic buses, but also coaches and modern buses. One of the highlights for me was seeing Trent's E200MMC line up that they brought along.

The layout of the site was a bit different to last year, after what appeared to be a rejigging of the entry points to site and the car parking. Catering was also improved, with several outlets dotted around, which seemed to result in next to no queues. An addition was the seating point at the top end of the site, built up of concrete benches, which was an improvement on zero seating last year.

The North East was represented solely by the superbly presented ex-Northern Metrobus 3501 UTN501Y. It is a shame that others from up here don't seem to make it down, as we've a lot to offer.

We were thinking of taking R855 PRG down but her recent problems put pay to that. But we are thinking of doing it next year.
Craig Smith. NNRG Operations Engineer. NNRG. Bus Preservationists of the North East.

#64
RE: Showbus
Surprised this hasn't already been noted

The 2018 event will take place on Sunday 30th September.

#65
Showbus
Was down at the Buses Festival yesterday located outside peterborough. Not much NE interest but did see this cheeky little number [Image: 982b8e182315b4d83b0bbcf83c9090f1.jpg]

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RE: Showbus
(09 Aug 2021, 12:12 pm)atlantean560 Wrote: Was down at the Buses Festival yesterday located outside peterborough. Not much NE interest but did see this cheeky little number [Image: 982b8e182315b4d83b0bbcf83c9090f1.jpg]

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That’s nice. Good to see another survivor looking smart.

I always remember this one in the all over Explorer North East advert in the 90s