Site updated 25th June 2016
What has been updated, Latest News, Events, Rallies.
To view the group's photo site, then please click on the link below (Updated 21st June with Royal Blue Run 2016)
To view the photo site of West Yorkshire Road Car Co, then please click on the link below (All photos from Alex Lawson collection)
(Updated 9th June 2016)
Members of the group attended the Royal Blue & Associated Motorways Vintage Coach Run on June 17th - 19th. Some photo's of the run can be viewed by clicking on th groups Flickr site. The next event which we will be attending is Heath Common running day on July 10th.
A full list of events, which we will be attending in 2016 can be viewed by clicking on the events page.
The Bronte vintage open top bus tour will return on Monday July 11th and will operate 7 days a week until September 4th, for further details and times please go to the KWVR website or click on the following link kwvr.co.uk/events/month/
May 14th/15th saw the group run a FREE vintage bus service from KWVR Haworth Station to the top of the main street using four vintage double decker buses.
Once again in 2016 the vintage buses were very busy smashing any previous record of passangers by over 600. The number carried was, 3576 on Saturday and 3573 on Sunday making a total of 7149.
YET ANOTHER VINTAGE BUS JOINS THE
AIRE VALLEY TRANSPORT COLLECTION
*** After 80 years in exile Ex Blythe and Berwick of Bradford (taken over by West Yorkshire Road Car) Leyland Lion PLSC3 of 1927 (KW1961) has returned to it''s home town, this is properly the oldest motor bus preserved in the area. This gem been acquired by members of the group.***
Work has restarted and it is hoped that it will be at the Yorkshire Dales Running Day in October.
On Saturday 8th October we will remembering Pennine Motor Services with ex Pennine buses running on thier former routes throughout the day.
All services will start from Skipton bus station with the first service starting at 1000, a souvenir double program will be available which will include full details of times for the Yorkshire Dales Running Day on Sunday 9th October.
Please keep calling back for further updates.
This years Vintage Bus Running Day will be held on Sunday 9th October 2016 with buses running a network of services into the Yorkshire Dales from 1000 - 1700. Running buses will be departing from Skipton Bus Station, while static buses and buses on layover will be at Coach Street Car Park which is a 5 minute walk or catch the town circular bus.
To download an entry form then please click on the link below.
The famous Nocturnal Heart of the Pennines rally, has been cancelled this year, due to the referbishment of the Piece Hall it is uncertain that Piece Hall will be suitable in the future. Please call back for further updates.
Following the unexpected death of member Keith Leighton who owned Ex Bradford AEC Regent III HLW159 this has now been sold to group members Alex & Greg Lawson and David Hudson, for continuing preservation in Bradford City Transport livery.
The Aire Valley Transport Group working with the local community