The three prize-winning buses sent by The Transport Museum to Britain’s biggest vintage and modern bus and coach show recently will be among the highlights this Sunday (October 13) at Wythall.
“Showbus is normally held in Cambridgeshire but this year was at Stratford-upon-Avon.” said Malcolm Keeley, Collections Manager and a trustee of the museum.
“This gave us the opportunity to send along old-timers restored by the museum and its supporters.
“One of the top awards was the Doyen prize for single-deck buses and this was won by our 1940 Midland Red.
“Our supporters also brought home the prizes for best pre-1950 bus, a 1937 Birmingham Corporation Daimler, and for best Leyland, a Midland Red dating from 1953.”
The Wythall museum specialises in buses and they will be gracing the roads again on Sunday from 10.30. “The big collection brings back so many memories to older visitors of the days when local buses carried millions of passengers every week for work and pleasure.
“A ride on a classic bus really makes the memories come alive and we’ll be running them all day around the local countryside.
“If you don’t fancy a trip out, miniature steam trains will be carrying people around the grounds,” added Malcolm
The museum in Chapel Lane, Wythall, is is to the south of Birmingham.
It is just off the A435 immediately north of junction 3 on the M42.
For further details about when the classic buses run go to www.wythall.org.uk