BUSES FESTIVAL Pre-book for Gaydon

Advance tickets are now available for this year’s Buses Festival at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon on Sunday 20 August.

All tickets bought between now and 11 August cost significantly less than those purchased at the admission gate on the day. Advance adult tickets are £10, a saving of £4 on the £14 gate price and £2 on the £12 concession rate. Child tickets — for those aged five to 16 — are £6 bought in advance, £3 less than the £9 gate price.

To purchase advance tickets, phone 01780 490 404 or visit the website, www.busesfestival.com.

Now into its fourth year, the Buses Festival is open to restored and modern buses and coaches and will offer a display of around 100 static vehicles as well as rides of different length around the museum site and on scenic routes into the adjoining Warwickshire countryside.

There also will be the usual mix of trade stands selling a variety of bus related items — including models, books and other collectable memorabilia — many of them inside the museum, which offers weatherproof browsing.

The museum is a big attraction in itself, telling the story of the British motor industry through a collection of several hundred displayed cars and commercial vehicles that include a 1920s London double-decker.

To enter your vehicle — preserved or modern — contact Julie Lawson by phoning 01780 755 131, e-mail julie.lawson@keypublishing.com or visit the website.