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CBPS news update for August 2012

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The month has raced away and with some of us involved with passenger transport for the Olympics so it is now time to get back to the bus preservation business. Our Dennis Dart 401Badgers and Flags Pointer Dart L401 VCV | Dennis Pointer Dart | Fleet No. 401 | CBPG , in the safe hands of Lee (he will like that!), was busy at St Buryan rally near Penzance with many people remembering the 'badgers & flags' livery. We had our Mercedes VarioMercedes-Benz Vario (model designation W670) is a heavy van manufactured by Mercedes-Benz and the Dart at the West of England Steam Engine Rally along with WHOTTThe West Country Historic Omnibus & Transport Trust's Bristol RERear-engined single-decker bus or single-decker coach chassis built by Bristol Commercial Vehicles 1962 until 1982; widely considered most successful of first generation rear-engined single-decker buses 14601969 Bristol RELH6G with ECW C45F coachwork; New to Southern National March 1969, transferred to Western National, remained in service until May 1981 when became part of BaMMOTT collection at Wythall. Purchased by WHOTT May 2005 OTA 632G | Bristol RELH | Fleet No. 1460 and Steve's Bristol LHBristol Commercial Vehicles Light Horizontal engined single-decker bus chassis LH at 30' (9.1m); nearly 2,000 were built between 1967 and 1982 1318Royal Blue; BDV 318L | Bristol LH | Fleet No. 1318 | CBPG where after a pretty soggy start on the Friday. things improved considerably on Saturday and Sunday. The crowds turned out in force to appreciate this annual event at the Stithians showground and the four vehicles proved to be of great interest as well.

We now need to get our Bristol LH through an MOTMinistry of Transport test along with our Bristol VRBristol VR Bristol's rear-engined bus chassis, designed as competitor to Leyland Atlantean and Daimler Fleetline. 1003Bristol VR with fleet number 1003 (VDV 141S) is a 1978 convertible open topper, one of 11 delivered to Western National/Devon General between November 1977 and March 1978 if possible within the next few weeks. Our LeylandLeyland Bus was a British bus manufacturer. It emerged from the Rover Group (formerly British Leyland) as a management buyout of the bus business. It was subsequently acquired by Volvo Buses in 1988 and the name finally disappeared in 1993 OlympianLeyland Olympian was a 2-axle and 3-axle double-decker bus chassis manufactured by British Leyland/Leyland Bus in the United Kingdom from 1980 to 1993. It was the last Leyland bus model in production needs a little attention to the nearside rear engine cover panel but is on the road. Don't forget the Kingsbridge Running DayFree vintage bus services on coast and country routes in South Devon usually held in September next month which is a fantastic day for real bus enthusiasts to enjoy.