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Friday, 2 July 2010

Cubic

Every year we have a big dinner for the London Transport Museum which is an unashamed fundraiser for them.

To make the charitable giving a little more fun we auction several items and an annual favourite is the bus for the day which you can use as you want and with the Commissioner for Transport Peter Hendy driving.

A closely fought battle last time brought the prize, for an astonishing sum, to Cubic who today drew down their win. Their guests were collected in Victoria Bus Station, given a tour of London which ended at Covent Garden for presentations and refreshments in the Museum.

Brand new VN37845 was the vehicle of the day. It was supplied from Northumberland Park and driven to and from the event by Tyrone Campbell.

On my travels this week I've been in Ipswich and also in Newcastle. Whilst leaving Beamish Hall Hotel in Co Durham on Wednesday I spotted this wonderful tri-axle Hummer which was in use for a Prom at the hotel. (Other guests came in the Mark I Paramount from Scarlet Band at the back!).

Needless to say all these stretched limousines are a complete conundrum to VOSA and the Traffic Commissioners and there are varying levels of enforcement and prosecution across the UK. One day there will be a nasty incident and something will have to be done to regularise their operation. I know the TCs are working hard to do so as soon as possible.

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