05 February 2009

The Big One!

"it is possible that up to 300 vehicles may be on display”


Plans are underway for the 2009 Plymouth Rally which will celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Western National Omnibus Company.  It also marks the 10th birthday of the transfer from the Laira Bridge garage to our existing depot at The Ride, Plymouth.
It is hoped that it will be a huge two day  event with commemorative memorabilia being on sale.  Additionally, talks are underway to combine the efforts of both WNPG and the West Country Historic Omnibus and Transport Trust (WHOTT) for this special occasion. 

It is also envisaged that First Devon and Cornwall will have a service vehicle operating in the livery of yesteryear

(i.e. Tilling Green and Cream).  Also it is planned to have buses operating both days on former Western National routes around the city.  With the combined efforts of First Devon and Cornwall, WNPG and WHOTT it is possible that up to 300 vehicles may be on display on the Hoe for this Special Two day Rally on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July 2009.

Full details will be released on the WNPG web site over the coming months but pop along there now for a preview of the bus mentioned above. Its looking to be a good year! 

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