As detailed in Picture Of The Month, 7656 has joined the collection and will be used for parts and as a store shed/workshop. A new page will be added for her on the site in time, but meanwhile, here are some more exclusive pictures of her.
Also, work continues on 7980 and getting 1178 ready to move into undercover storage. As stated last month, 7980 is having an Invicta Radio advert added as well as giving her existing livery a freshen up too. Hopefully all of our EK vehicles will be ready for the big East Kent 100 in 2016!
Well just as you make plans, something comes along and blows them out of the water! From a bus owners perspective, June isn't the best month to move house - especially when the dates you're given to sign the paperwork and move in clash with the Preston Steam Rally, but this is what has happened to us. As you can imagine, everything is now on hold from MOT's to attending shows (anything that costs money basically!) until we get moved and settled in. Bit of a pain but can't be helped I'm afraid. Despite this, work hasn't stopped on the buses. When ever I've had a spare few hours Paul and myself have been working on something. Latterly 3131 and 7980. 3131 was prepared for a buyer who then pulled out at the 11th hour. 7980, Bernard's one of a kind Willowbrook bodied VR has been having her external paintwork sanded down pending a tidy up and panel work. She will also be sporting a 'unibus' advert for a much missed local company too - just to add that certain something to her.
This is Southern Vectis 679 (FDL679V) a 1979 Bristol VR - basically like 7681. She is currently with Johnsons of Hodthorpe (as are quite a few other ex Southern Vectis VR's). Wouldn't it be nice to see her restored in this bright allover advert she wore for Blackgang Chine back in the 90's? Would make a change from leaf green and would certainly stand out in any line up! I often wonder what I would've done had I have owned 7682 instead. Like 679 she spent many years in various advert liveries (although not as bright as this one maybe!) Would I had been tempted to restore her in a advert for a long defunct local company?
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