Latest addition to the AD Rains vintage fleet is this 1974 Plaxton-bodied Bedford SB5. JOHN TAYLOR

Heritage fleet addition

A Wiltshire operator is growing its heritage fleet as Nick Larkin explains Wiltshire operator has added to its heritage fleet amid an increase in private hire bookings from a growing number of sources. AD Rains […]

AEC Routemaster VLT9 from Go-Ahead London. NICK LARKIN

Operators celebrate spring

Operators large and small supported the London Bus Museum’s Spring Gathering at Brooklands on 7 April. Vehicles were used on services connecting the museum with Weybridge and other nearby towns, as well as tours.

Hants & Dorset Trim undertakes around 500 refurbishments a year. ANDY IZATT

Talk to the professionals

Go South Coast subsidiary Hants & Dorset Trim is best known for bus refurbishment and seat re-trimming, but as General Manager Dave Clack outlined to Andy Izatt, it’s actually a business with several distinct specialisms. […]

The CV Show opens on the 30 April. CV SHOW

CV Show Preview

The Commercial Vehicle Show at Birmingham’s NEC opens its doors to the public at 0830hrs on Tuesday 30 April and runs for three days. CBW takes a look at the new vehicles debuting and some […]

Cobus owner Steve Waggitt says operators are taking a big interest in nostalgia. NICK LARKIN

Operators going for nostalgia

Operators are going for nostalgia in a big way and having vehicles owned for many years restored, says the owner of one of Britain’s best-respected vehicle bodywork specialists. “The industry has changed,” said Steve Waggitt […]

Work on Andrew’s Bedford OB is well underway. NICK LARKIN

OB owned from new

A 1949 Bedford OB that has been owned by the same operator from new is nearing completion of a major restoration. MRB765 joined the Andrew’s of Tideswell fleet in 1949 and was in service until […]