I hope to be able to keep you all up to date with what is happening with the Bristol Omnibus Vehicle Collection, and let you know the movements of our vehicles.
Yesterday we sent two of our fleet (LC8518 and C8320 - thanks Pete) to FirstGroups Muller Road depot to take part in a staff photocall, alongside Bristol Vintage Bus Group's blue Bristol K and a FirstGroup decker, We were pleased to be involved - I was especially pleased as I had conducted out of Muller Road on a number of occassions in my youth!
The next major rally for us is Kemble on August 8th, and then of course Brislington on August 15th. Currently LC8518 and 2467 have electrical defects and 9554 accident damage and a gearbox fault, all of which we hope to get fixed in time for the Brislington event. C7246 is away for MOT, and I am sure that will be back, whilst 353 is away for repaint having had most of her panels replaced at bulwark Bus and Coach in Chepstow. When painted, she will be re-rubbered. The inside of 353 however will have to wait a little longer to be restored.
I will now try and keep you up to date with our collection and give you advance warning if any of our vehicles go on display anywhere!