Diary

Where we are going

Rallies and events planned for 2019

NOTICE BOARD
DATE EVENT VEHICLES
Sunday 24th March Kingston
“Kingston Running Day” – 40th anniversary of last red RF operations
RF453 ‡
Saturday 30th March Barking
“RT80” 80th anniversary of first RTs, and 40th anniversary of last operations
RT1784 ‡
RT4275
Sunday 28th April Bicester (FBHVC Drive it Day)
Bicester Scramble
OWU 103
Monday 27th May Quainton Road
Bus Rally
RF453
RT1784
Sunday 23rd June Milton Common
Standard Car Rally
OWU 103
Saturday 20th July Potters Bar
Metroline Bus Garage open day
RT1784
Sunday 20th October Brooklands
Transportfest 2019
RF433
Saturday 23rd November Harrow Weald to Heathrow
Route 140 Celebration
RT4275 ‡

† – indicates attendance to be decided/confirmed
‡ – indicates vehicle will operate on public service

The usual disclaimers apply – our plans can be thwarted by all kinds of things.

2018 was a disaster year from a personal point of view, and the vehicles had to take a back seat. 2019 felt similar, but we both started and finished the season with a real blast at the Barking and Harrow Weald events (not to mention Kingston!) all of which we will no doubt fondly remember for a long while, I’m sure. Can we beat that in 2020?

Where we have been

You can take a look at what we have been previously up to by selecting from the list below:

2019

2018

2017

  • 22/4/17 – Wellingborough: Rally at Wellingborough Museum
  • 10/5/17 – Victoria to Abridge: “Post-war RT70” route 10 run
  • 18/6/17 – Henley-on-Thames to Quainton Road: The Ridgeway Run
  • 22/7/17 – Potters Bar:  bus garage open day
  • 13/8/17 – London: “Summer in the City” tour
  • 24/9/17 – Kettering: Vintage Rally and Steam Fayre

2016

2015

  • 26/4/15 – Towcester: FBHVC Drive-It Day run
  • 7/6/15 – Didcot: TV & GWOT Rally
  • 28/6/15 – Bloxham: Banbury Steam Rally
  • 12/7/15 – Toddington: Gloucester & Warwickshire Railway Rally
  • 25/7/15 – London: “Summer in the City” Tour
  • 1/8/15 – Windsor to Tunbridge Wells: “Riding the 704”  tour
  • 9/8/15 – Mapledurham: HCVS Picnic at Mapledurham House
  • 23/8/15 – Gaydon: Buses Festival
  • 6/9/15 – Bewdley: Severn Valley Railway rally
  • 4/10/15 – Amersham: Running Day

2014

  • 12/4/14 – London to Weybridge: RT75 – road runs
  • 13/4/14 – Weybridge: RT75 display at Brooklands display
  • 25/5/14 – Tilford: Bus & Coach Rally
  • 7/6/14 – Alperton: Bus Garage Open Day
  • 29/6/14 – Redbourn: Bus Rally
  • 5/7/14 – Potters Bar: Garage Open Day
  • 13/7/14 – Haverhill: Historic Transport Rally
  • 16/8/14 – London: Summer in the City Tour
  • 25/8/14 – Wythall: MCW Event
  • 21/9/14 – Duxford: Showbus Rally
  • 5/10/14 – Amersham: Running Day

2013

  • 27/5/13 – Quainton Road: Road Rally
  • 7/7/13 – North Weald: Bus Rally
  • 14/7/13 – Newbury: Bus & Coach Preservation Rally
  • 20/7/13 – Kettering: Citroën Car Club National Rally, Kettering
  • 10/8/13 – London: Summer in the City Tour, and Holloway bus garage open day
  • 31/8/13 – London: “The Traffic Circular” anniversary run
  • 22/9/13 – Long Marston: Showbus Rally
  • 5/10/13 – Willesden: Bus Garage Open Day
  • 6/10/13 – Amersham: Running Day

2012

  • 13/5/12 – Hampton Court: Chestnut Sunday Parade at Bushy Park
  • 24/6/12 – Weybridge: London Bus Museum gathering at Brooklands
  • 11/9/12 – Holloway: Route 210 60th Anniversary
  • 16/9/12 – Duxford: Showbus Rally
  • 7/10/12 – Amersham: Running Day

2011

  • 3/7/11 – North Weald: bus rally
  • 31/7/11 – Cambridge: bus rally
  • 28/8/11 – Old Warden: Routemaster “RML50” anniversary rally
  • 10-11/9/11 – Northampton: Heritage Open Days
  • 18/9/11 – Duxford: Showbus rally
  • 2/10/11 – Amersham: Running Day
  • 10/12/11 – London: London by Night & Christmas Lights

2010

  • 11/4/10 – Wisley: Cobham Bus Museum Gathering
  • 2/5/10 – London to Brighton: Historic Commercial Run
  • 23/5/10 – Walthamstow: AEC Centenary at Pump House Museum
  • 4/7/10 – North Weald: Bus Rally
  • 17/7/10 – London to Guildford: “Green Line 80” run
  • 15/8/10 – Hemel Hempstead: Running Day
  • 29/8/10 – Colindale: Running Day
  • 12-13/9/10 – Northampton: Heritage Open Days
  • 26/9/10 – Duxford: Showbus Rally
  • 3/10/10 – Amersham: Running Day

2009

  • 22/3/09 – Esher: Kingston RF Event
  • 12/4/09 – Barking: RT Road Run, Creekmouth to Barkingside
  • 25/5/09 – Newark: AEC Society Rally
  • 14/6/09 – Gaydon: Classic Commercial Motor Show
  • 5/7/09 – North Weald: Bus Rally
  • 31/8/09 – Cobham: National Trust Running Day
  • 27/9/09 – Duxford: Showbus Rally
  • 4/10/09 – Amersham: Running Day
  • 12/09 – London: London by Night & Christmas Lights Tour

2008

  • 3/5/08 – Richmond Park: (private event)
  • 26/5/08 – Quainton Road: Quainton Bus Rally
  • 8/6/08 – Luton: Festival of Transport
  • 22/6/08 – Hemel Hempstead: Running Day
  • 28/6/08 – Bow: Bus Garage Open Day
  • 5/7/08 – Potters Bar: Garage Open Day
  • 27/7/08 – Beaulieu: HCVS Golden Jubilee Rally
  • 13-14/9/08 – Northampton: Heritage Open Days
  • 28/9/08 – Duxford: Showbus Rally
  • 13/12/08 – London: London by Night & Christmas Lights Tour

2007

2006

  • 16/4/06 – Hackney Marshes: Running Day
  • 14/5/06 – Barlaston: Potteries Rally and Running Day
  • 25/6/06 – Hemel Hempstead: Running Day
  • 8/7/06 – Halling: Busbecue (private event)
  • 6/8/06 – Kemble: Gloucestershire Steam & Transport Extravaganza
  • 7/8/06 – Harrow: Route 136 40th Anniversary
  • 13/8/06 – Ruddington: Bus Gala
  • 9/9/06 – Northampton: Heritage Open Weekend
  • 10/9/06 – Chingford: Royal Forest Hotel
  • 24/9/06 – Duxford: Showbus Rally
  • 1/10/06 – Amersham: Running Day
  • 16/12/06 – London: “London by Night & Christmas Lights” Tour

2005

  • 3/4/05 – Wisley: Cobham Bus Museum Open Day and Bus Gathering
  • 15/5/05 – Olney: Rally
  • 26/6/05 – Henley to Newbury: HCVS Ridgeway Run
  • 4-5/7/05 – Richmond Park: Private event
  • 7/8/05 – Kemble: Gloucestershire Steam & Transport Extravaganza
  • 11/9/05 – Northampton: Heritage Open Weekend
  • 19/9/05 – Duxford: Showbus Rally
  • 2/10/05 – Amersham: Running Day
  • 17/12/05 – London: “London by Night & Christmas Lights” Tour

2004

  • 11/4/04 – Barking: Rally and Route 62 Run
  • ?/9/04 – Duxford: Showbus Rally
  • 3/10/04 – Amersham: Running Day
  • 17/10/04: Gravesend: Running Day
  • 11/12/04 – London: “London by Night & Christmas Lights” Tour

2003

  • 20/4/03 – Barking: RT Anniversary Rally
  • 28/9/03 – Duxford: Showbus Rally
  • 5/10/03 – Amersham: Running Day
  • 13/12/03 – London: “London by Night & Christmas Lights” Tour

2002

  • 12/5/02 – Basingstoke: Festival of Transport
  • 2/6/02 – Hertford: Running Day
  • 23/6/02 – Sidcup & Chislehurst: Running Day
  • 25/6/02 – Hampton Court: Golden Jubilee Celebrations, Bushy Park
  • 7/7/02 – Burton-on-Trent: Bus & Coach Rally
  • 21/7/02 – North Weald: Bus Rally
  • 11/8/02 – Staines: Bus of Yesteryear Rally
  • 26/8/02 – Cobham: Bus Museum Display Day
  • 22/9/02 – Duxford: Showbus Rally
  • 6/10/02 – Amersham: Running Day
  • ?/10/02 – Doncaster to Sandtoft: “St Leger” Run
  • 14/12/02 – London: “London by Night & Christmas Lights” Tour

2001

  • 24/6/01 – North Weald: Bus Rally
  • 8/7/01 – Aston: Aston Manor Transport Museum: Open Day
  • 2/9/01: Dorking: Green Line Running Day
  • 8-9/09/01 – Richmond Park: Open Weekend
  • 23/9/01 – Duxford: Showbus Rally
  • 15/12/01 – London: “London by Night & Christmas Lights” Tour

2000

  • 17/9/00 – Chalfont St Giles: AEC Gathering
  • 24/9/00 – Turvey: Railway Open Day
  • 8/10/00 – Canvey Island: Museum Open Day and Rally
  • 9/12/00 – London: “London by Night & Christmas Lights” Tour

1999

  • 28/3/99 – Kingston: RF Anniversay
  • 25/4/99 – East Grinstead: Running Day
  • 16/5/99 – Crowthorne: Classic Automotion
  • 31/5/99 – Quainton Road: Rally
  • 5/6/99 – London: “Summer Lights” Tour
  • 6/6/99 – London to Stoke D’Abernon: RT Anniversary Run
  • 4/7/99 – Littlehampton: Bus gathering and running day
  • 11/7/99 – Ardingly: Vintage Vehicle Show
  • 25/7/99 – Tenterden: Historic Vehicle Extravaganza
  • 15/8/99 – Detling: Transport Festival
  • 3/10/99 – Amersham: Running Day
  • 17/10/99 – Lydney: Transport Show
  • 11/12/99 – London: “London by Night & Christmas Lights” Tour

1998

  • 5/4/98 – Brooklands: Cobham Bus Museum open day and gathering
  • 12/4/98 – Barking: Rally and Route 62 Run
  • 26/4/98 – East Grinstead: Running Day
  • 24/5/98 – Guildford: Running Day
  • 31/5/98 – Croydon (Cambs): Queen Adelaide Rally
  • 21/6/98 – Crowthorne: Classic Auto-motion
  • 28/6/98 – North Weald: Rally
  • 19/7/98 – London: “Golden Rover” Tour
  • 13/9/98 – Turvey: Railway open day
  • 27/9/98 – Duxford: Showbus Rally
  • 4/10/98 – Amersham: Running Day
  • 19/12/98 – London: “London by Night & Christmas Lights” Tour

1997

  • 20/4/97 – East Grinstead: Running Day
  • 10/5/97 – Leyton: RT Anniversary
  • 8/6/97 – St Albans: Discover St Albans Rally
  • 22/6/97 – Crowthorne: Classic Auto-motion
  • 6/7/97 – Shoreham: London to Shoreham Run and South Downs Rally
  • 12/7/97 – London: “Summer Lights” tour
  • 13/7/97 – Chertsey: Running Day
  • 19-20/7/97 – Richmond Park: Countryside Fun Weekend
  • 3/8/97 – Turvey: Railway Open Day
  • 31/8/97 – Chatham: Kentish Vintage Vehicle Rally
  • 5/10/97 – Amersham: Running Day
  • 12/10/97 – High Wycombe to Reigate: Route 711 Commemorative Run
  • 26/10/97 – Stoke D’Abernon: Leatherhead Running Day
  • 20/12/97 – London “London by Night & Christmas Lights” Tour

1996

  • 7/4/96 – Barking: Rally and Route 62 Run
  • 13/4/96 – Clapton Pond to Bromley-by-Bow and Stratford: RLH/RF Anniversary Run
  • 14/4/96 – Brooklands: Cobham Bus Museum gathering
  • 21/4/96 – Woking: Running Day
  • 5/96 – Reigate: Private run over route 439
  • 26/5/96 – Wroughton: Science Museum Open Day
  • 27/5/96 – Rickmansworth: Steam on the Met
  • 9/6/96 – Southsea: Vintage Transport Spectacular
  • 23/6/96 – Crowthorne: Classic Automotion
  • 30/6/76 – North Weald: Bus Rally
  • 21/7/96 – Alton: Mid Hants Bus Rally
  • 4/8/96 – Kingscote: Bluebell Railway event
  • 6/10/96 – Amersham: Running Day
  • 13/10/96 – Canvey Island: Buses on Parade
  • 21/12/96 – London “London by Night & Christmas Lights” Tour

1995

  • 26/3/95 – North London: RF Routes Tour (private outing)
  • 9/4/95 – Walton-on-Thames: Cobham Bus Museum Open Day and Gathering
  • 7/5/95 – Salisbury to Cheddar: Citroën Charity Safari
  • 14/5/95 – Hampton Court: Chestnut Sunday at Bushy Park
  • 28/5/95 – Guildford: Running Day
  • 4/6/95 – St Albans: Open All Day
  • 18/6/95 – Luton: BBPG Rally
  • 23/6/95 – Richmond Park: Evening Tours
  • 2/7/95 – Burnham-on-Crouch: Rally
  • 16/7/95 – Uxbridge: Auto Show
  • 6/8/95 – Sevenoaks: Kentish Vehicle Rally
  • 13/8/95 – Rudgwick: Steam & Country Show
  • 24/9/95 – Duxford: Showbus Rally
  • 8/10/95 – Staines: Running Day
  • 22/10/95 – Kingston: Operating Day
  • 16/12/95 – London “London by Night & Christmas Lights” Tour

1994

  • 27/3/94 – Kingston: “RF Reunion”
  • 8/5/94 – Barking: Rally and Route 62 Run
  • 26/6/94 – North Weald: Rally
  • 3/7/94 – Burnham-on-Crouch: Mangapps Transport Gala
  • 16-17/7/94 – Richmond Park: Open Weekend
  • 21/8/94 – Finsbury Park: London Bus Rally
  • 27/8/94 – Bourne: Delaine Vintage Running Day and Gathering
  • 28/8/94 – Crich: Special Vintage Gathering
  • 8/10/94 – Richmond Park: Heavy Horse Day
  • 31/10/94 – Reading: Vintage Bus Day
  • 12/94 – London: “London by Night & Christmas Lights” Tour

1993

  • 31/1/93 – London: RF433 Fortieth Brithday Outing
  • 13/2/93 – London: RF453 Fortieth Birthday Outing
  • 9/5/93 – Barking: Rally and Route 62 Run
  • 29/5/93 – London: RT4275 Fortieth Birthday Outing
  • 30/5/93 – Staines: LT Anniversary Rally
  • 12/6/93 – Fulwell: Garage Open Day
  • 13/6/93 – Rugby: Classic Commercial Motor Show
  • 11/7/93 – Aston Hall: Rally and Transport Museum Open Day
  • 18/7/93 – Eastbourne: Anniversary Rally
  • 8/8/93 – Sevenoaks: Kentish Vehicle Rally
  • 22/8/93 – Old Warden: Vintage Transport Rally
  • 12/9/93 – Amersham: Running Day
  • 26/9/93 – Duxford: Showbus Rally
  • 31/10/93? – Reading: Bus Heritage Day
  • 31/10/93? – Kingston: RF Re-enactment
  • 18/12/93 – London “London by Night & Christmas Lights” Tour

1992

  • 12/4/92 – Walton-on-Thames: Cobham Bus Museum Open Day and Gathering
  • 19/4/92 – Barking: Rally and Route 62 Run
  • 3/5/92 – Crystal Palace: Wheels of Yesteryear
  • 9-10/5/92 – Esher: Model Show
  • 24/5/92 – Nottingham: AEC Rally
  • 21/6/92 – New Romney: RH&DR Rally
  • 28/6/92 – North Weald: Bus Rally
  • 5/7/92 – Burnham-on-Crouch: Bus and Commercial Rally
  • 18/7/92 – Goffs Oak: School Fete
  • 1-2/8/92 – Richmond Park: Open Weekend
  • 16/8/92 – Finsbury Park: RF40 Rally
  • 31/8/92 – Burnham-on-Crouch: Regatta
  • 8/9/92 – Wallingford: Bus Rally
  • 13/9/92 – Amersham: Running Day
  • 26/9/92 – Tottenham: Garage Open Day
  • 27/9/92 – Woburn: Showbus Rally
  • 10/10/92 – Staines: Transport Show
  • 11/10/92 – Canvey Island: Rally
  • 19/12/92 – London “London by Night & Christmas Lights” Tour

1991

  • 7/4/91 – Weybridge: Cobham Bus Museum Open Day and Gathering
  • 14/4/91 – Barking: Rally and Route 62 Run
  • 5/5/91 – London to Brighton: HCVS Run
  • 26/5/91 – Staines: RF40 Rally
  • 1-2/6/91 – Esher: Model Show
  • 9/6/91 – Southsea: Spectacular
  • 30/6/91 – North Weald: Rally
  • 7/7/91 – Alfriston: Eastbourne Omnibus P S Rally
  • 14/7/91 – Uxbridge: Auto Show
  • 3/8/91 – Richmond Park: Open Day
  • 4/8/91 – Sevenoaks: Bus Rally
  • 11/8/91 – Chobham: Fire Rally
  • 9/91 – Amersham: Running Day
  • 9/91 – Woburn: Showbus Rally
  • 10/91: Canvey Island: Bus Rally
  • 14/12/91 – London “London by Night & Christmas Lights” Tour

1990

  • 7/5/90 – Cheam: Transport Spectacular
  • 2-3/6/90 – Esher: Model Show
  • 10/6/90 – Crick: Classic Commercial Motor Show
  • 24/6/90 – North Weald: Rally
  • 8/7/90 – Leighton Buzzard: Rally
  • 21/7/90 – Holloway: Garage Openj Day
  • 9/9/90 – Norwich: Rally
  • 21/10/90 – Streatham Hill: Rail Gala
  • 12/90 – London “London by Night & Christmas Lights” Tour

1989

  • 2/4/89 – Barking: Rally and Route 62 Run
  • 9/4/89 – Addlestone: Cobham Bus Museum Open Day and Gathering
  • 6-7/5/89 – Esher: Model Show
  • 20/5/89 – Ilford: Car Sheds Open Day
  • 11/6/89 – Southsea: Spectacular
  • 25/6/89 – Dover: Transport Museum Open Day
  • 9/7/89 – Leighton Buzzard: Rally
  • 6/8/89 – Covent Garden: RT50
  • 8/10/89 – Canvey island: Buses on Parade
  • 12/89 – London: “London by Night & Christmas Lights” Tour

1988

  • 3/4/88 – Barking: RT Rally and Route 62 Run
  • 17/4/88 – Addlestone: Cobham Bus Museum Open Day and Gathering
  • 7-8/5/88 – Esher: Model Show
  • 15/5/88 – Crystal Palace: Wheels of Yesteryear Rally
  • 29-30/5/88 – Woking: Rail 150 Celebrations
  • 5/6/88 – Southend: Wheels of Yesteryear
  • 11/6/88 – Wendover: Carnival
  • 19/6/88 – Parham: Steam Rally
  • 26/6/88 – Southall: AEC Vehicle Rally at AEC factory
  • 10/7/88 – Wendover: Bus Rally
  • 21/8/88 – Woburn: Showbus Rally
  • 11/9/88 – Horsted Keynes: Bluebell Vintage Sunday
  • 1-2/10/88 – Wolverton Works: Open Day
  • 9/10/88 – Amberley: Chalk Pits Mueum Rally
  • 12/88 – London: “London by Night & Christmas Lights” Tour

1987

  • 5/4/87 – Barking: RT Rally and Route 62 Run
  • 8/4/87 – London: “Dash for Cash” charity run
  • 12/4/87 – Cobham: Bus Gathering
  • 2/5/87 – Rushden: RHTS Rally and Cavalcade
  • 3/5/87 – Battersea Park: Wheels of Yesteryear
  • 9-10/5/87 – Esher: Model Show
  • 7/6/87 – Southend: History on Wheels
  • 14/6/87 – Parham: Steam and Vintage Vehicle Rally
  • 21/6/87 – North Weald: Midsummer Bus Rally
  • 28/6/87 – Borley: FMPS Rally
  • 19/7/87 – Wendover: Bus Rally
  • 16/8/87 – Milton Keynes to Woburn: Road Run and Tiger Moth Rally
  • 6/9/87 – Woburn Abbey: Showbus Rally
  • 13/9/87 – Wroughton: Science Museum Open Day
  • 11/10/87 – Canvey Island: Castle Point Museum Open Day
  • 23-25/10/87 – Morden: Rose Hill Model railway Exhibition
  • 19/12/87 – London “London by Night & Christmas Lights” Tour

1986

  • 6/4/86 – Barking: RT Rally and Route 62 Run
  • 14/4/86 – Cobham: Cobham Bus Museum Open Day and Gathering
  • 4/5/86 – Rushden: RHTS Rally and Cavalcade
  • 11-12/5/86 – Esher: Model Show
  • 1/6/86 -Southend: History on Wheels
  • 22/6/86 – North Weald: Bus Rally
  • 6/7/86 – Carlton Colville: The London Event
  • 20/7/86 – Wendover: Bus Rally
  • 7/9/86 – Woburn Abbey: Showbus
  • 19-22/9/86 – Isle of Man: Manx BPG Rally
  • 12/10/86 – Canvey Island: Castle Point Museum Open Day
  • 20/12/86 – London “London by Night & Christmas Lights” Tour

1985

  • 2/85 – Loughton to South Woodford: Tour of route 254
  • 7/4/85 – Barking: RT Rally and Route 62 Run
  • 14/4/85 – Cobham: Cobham Bus Museum Open Day and Gathering
  • 5/5/85 – Rushden: RHTS Rally and Cavalcade
  • 27/5/85 – Quainton Road: Bus Rally
  • 16/6/85 – Dunstable: Bus Rally
  • 13/7/85 – Royston: Bus Rally
  • 10/6/85 – Knebworth Park: Railway Gala
  • 11/8/85 – Chiswick: BusFestival
  • 25/8/85 – Paddock Wood: Rally
  • 1/9/85 – Woburn Abbey: Showbus
  • 21/12/85 – London “London by Night & Christmas Lights” Tour

1984

  • 8/4/84 – Barking: RT Rally and Route 62 Run
  • 15/4/84 – Cobham: Cobham Bus Museum Open Day and Gathering
  • 6/5/84 – Rushden: RHTS Rally and Cavalcade
  • 3/6/84 -Southend: History on Wheels
  • 14/7/84 – Croydon (Cambs): bus gathering
  • 29/7/84 – Knebworth Park: Bus Rally
  • 5/8/84 – Chiswick: Bus Festival
  • 2/9/84 – Woburn Abbey: Showbus
  • 23/9/84 -Muswell Hill: Rally and Run
  • 7/10/84 – Scratchwood: Bus Rally
  • 12/84 – Knebworth Park: Santa Day