Many makes, sizes, ages and colours of vehicles were on display and in action at this year’s event, the fifth held at the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire

Leicester City Transport 217 (217 AJF), the AEC/Park Royal Bridgemaster judged Best Preserved Bus (inset picture shows the trophy), alongside Leicester City Bus 100 (C100 UBC), an East Lancs-bodied Dennis Dominator new in 1986, and AEC/Park Royal Routemaster RML2620 (NML 620E), a 1967 vehicle preserved immaculately in the Metroline livery introduced after privatisation in 1994.
Two of Stagecoach’s heritage buses displayed side-by-side. In Midland Red pre-National Bus Company red livery is Stagecoach Oxfordshire 37401 (YX65 PXS), an Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC commemorating 100 years of Banbury depot. Beside it is Stagecoach Midlands 15675 (KX10 KTE), the Alexander Dennis Enviro400-bodied Scania N230UD in Stratford Blue scheme.

Over 100 preserved and modern buses and coaches gathered at the British Motor Museum at Gaydon, Warwickshire on 18 August for this year’s sixth annual Buses Festival, organised by the Key Publishing events team and sponsored by Buses and Bus & Coach Preservation.

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