I vividly remember the last time I rode on a London bus. I was taking my family to view the dressage at the 2012 Olympics and the humble double-decker was the best of the transport options. I couldn’t believe how much I enjoyed the ride, which recalled many a happy childhood memory.
Britain’s capital has benefited from a bus facility since 1829, when George Shillibeer introduced a horse-drawn omnibus service.
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|Page Count: 20 pages
|Subject: Aviation, Cars, Commercial, Military, Motorsport, People
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|Publisher: British Motor Heritage
|The Optimum Omnibus
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Motoring Classics Autumn 2018
I vividly remember the last time I rode on a London bus. I was taking my family to view the dressage at the 2012 Olympics and the humble double-decker was the best of the transport options. I couldn’t believe how much I enjoyed the ride, which recalled many a happy childhood memory. In this issue we salute the model that served the capital for a record 50 years, and was voted among Britain’s top 10 design icons – the venerable AEC Routemaster. Prepare to board…
Flying was still in its infancy when WWI broke out, but it didn’t stop thousands of brave young pilots taking to the skies in fragile fabric-clad wooden craft held together with piano wires. It was an extraordinary period of aviation, about which many of us know relatively little, which is why our visit to Stow Maries (the UK’s most original and complete WWI aerodrome) proved to be such a memorable day out.
We’ve also devoted a few pages to the subject of car lifts, and those concerned with storage and parking in particular. As the market place is quite crowded, we sought the assistance of a company specifically targeting the collectors’ car sector and found the results quite illuminating.
This edition’s Classic Character is the multi-talented Maurice Gatsonides who contested the Monte Carlo rally an astonishing 23 times. His car designs were ahead of their time, as was the most famous of his inventions – the Gatso speed camera – though that reputedly caused a few motorsport friends to cross him off their Christmas card list. Our latest Missing Moniker column concerns Berkeley, the dinky three and four-wheel fibreglass sports cars that were a short-lived offshoot of the caravan industry.
If you’ve ever replaced the interior trim of a popular classic, then you’ve almost certainly experienced the excellent craftsmanship of Newton Commercial, who you can read all about on P3. Add in news of John Yea’s recent exploits in the BMH race cars and general BMH product news, and there’s hopefully something of interest to all our readers.
Gordon Bruce, Editor
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