myglaren wrote:One of my electronics tutors was very much into restoring Bugatti’s. A tiny fellow he could barely see over the bonnet when stood next to the car.
Excellent tutor and mechanic and a great personality, came from the Jolly family who ran buses in Sunderland.
Article here from the Sunderland Echo
a few years ago Steve, about someone bringing the last Jolly bus back from Shropshire with plans to restore it. Its from 2009 so not sure if it has happened yet
Nice two-tone livery cream and brown
Duple Dominant II, being a Bedford of that era, probably a YNT chassis.
...in other words, the coach I'd be after if I won the lottery. Volvo B58/B10M is better in every way...but I like the Bedford better. Always loved the look of the Dominant II, just a shame they are so prone to rust around the step and the rear end framework. That's what wrote most of them off.
Didn't *see* any classics today - but heard a heap of very vocal V8 engines bellowing their way down the A421...so something must have been on somewhere...
Finally, not going to cheat and check my photos folder to compare, but I reckon that's a Gaz 21 in the last post...