The Annual Showbus 2015

SH14RPE Van Hool TX15 Alicron

The Annual Showbus 2015

This year’s SHOWBUS international, the 43rd event in the series: an expected colourful display of around 500 buses and coaches, 100 stalls and a crowd of around 10 000. This year sees SHOWBUS back at Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire, an historic site since 1145 and home to the Duke of Bedford since the sixteenth century.

As always, Sharpes of Nottingham impressed me at Showbus 2015. Each year, Sharpes bring a stunning display of vehicles from. This year,a total of at least four vehicles descended on Woburn Abbey, including a duo of Van Hool TX coaches delivered over the past twelve months. Once again, their coaches and drivers were extremely well turned out with an unbelievable attention to detail. Take a look at SH14RPE, photographed; a one year old Van Hool TX15 Alicron looking as though it has just driven off the forecourt of a dealership. SH15RPE a similar Van Hool TX17 Astron. Joining them was 9NSS, a Van Hool T915 Alicron, VWA290L, a Plaxton Panorama Elite III bodied AEC Reliance, and D51LWW an immaculate 1987 Van Hool T8 Alizee bodied Volvo B10M. The latter has recently had a complete restoration to bring it up to a similar standard to its much newer sisters.