Showbus is already making plans for 2022 when it will be held over consecutive weekends to celebrate the 50th edition of what has become the UK’s biggest gathering of preserved and modern buses and coaches.
Covid-19 infection rates will determine the format of this year’s Showbus on 26 September. It will either return to the Hertfordshire County Showground as a large static display or, if that is not possible, it will follow last year’s Showbus Flyby format for roadside spectators, with vehicles following a 25mile route along the alignment of the A40 in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
Next year it will follow both formats on successive Sundays, with a Flyby on 18 September and showground display on 25 September.
Organiser Martin Isles, who now divides his time between UK summers in England and antipodean summers in Australia, has been corralled in his Australian home since the pandemic began, but hopes to return home later this year to firm up more arrangements for Showbus 50.