The UK’s biggest rally was back in the East Midlands, with a vehicle selection that included a large-scale tribute to the 110-year-old Plaxton coach brand. Next year’s date has already been announced.

The last of the afternoon’s sunshine picks out BCF 802, Beestons’ 1948 Plaxtonbodied Bedford CXB, as a rainbow signals the arrival of rain and visitors prepare to go home. Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMCs from Trent Barton form part of the modern vehicle display behind.

Showbus seems to be settling well into its new home at Donington Park, the venue next to the motor racing circuit close to East Midlands Airport and the M1.

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