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CBPS news update for May 2013

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Just a little late, but welcome to the May news update. Thank you to all the operators, helpers and the general public for making our 2013 Running DayEach year in April CBPG holds an Annual Running Day with free bus trips around West Cornwall - check our Events for more information at Penzance such a success again. Our event seems to be well established in the preservation world now with visitor numbers and passengers on the increase. In these pinching economic times and with diesel fuel still being expensive, it was pleasing to have with us so many visiting vehicles offering to carry the enthusiasts on our special day. To say that the week leading up to it was a bit stressfull would be an understatement, however, thanks to the 'gang', three vehicles, Dart 401Badgers and Flags Pointer Dart L401 VCV | Dennis Pointer Dart | Fleet No. 401 | CBPG , 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 34754Former Western National 'Bristol' Leyland Olympian, A754 VAF in Barbie 2 livery and displaying fleet number 34754; This represents a very important 'save' for the CBPG as is last vehicle from initial batch of 8 first introduced in Plymouth in November 1983 to come out of service in Cornwall A754 VAF | Leyland Olympian | Fleet No. 34754 (ex 1807/1754) | CBPG and VR 1147Bristol VR AFJ 749T 1147 all passed their MOTMinistry of Transport test's just in time! I think to get VR 1147/38749(AFJ 749TBristol VR AFJ 749T 1147) back on the road after so many years 'in the shed', gave us all quite a boost and and judging by the loadings on the day, the enthusiasts were pleased as well. Driving her on th 17 to St Ives certainly made my day. We now have to concentrate on getting VR 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 sorted along with LHBristol Commercial Vehicles Light Horizontal engined single-decker bus chassis LH at 30' (9.1m); nearly 2,000 were built between 1967 and 1982 716Bristol LH 6L with 45 seat ECW bodywork was one of 10 new medium sized buses delivered to Western National in the summer of 1968 MUO 328F | Bristol LH | Fleet No. 716 | CBPG and maybe, VR 1141(the green one) could be out this year. I know we have fallen behind with the 'friends' newsletter but we hope to get one out shortly. In the mean time, those of you who have not renewed yet as a 'friend' but would like to support us - 'send me your money please'. Thank you.