Please bring your bus to EFE SHOWBUS International Classes & awards for all vehicle types The biggest bus event in the world! Sunday September 28th 2003 EFE SHOWBUS International once again returns to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford in Cambridgeshire following on from our special Golden Jubilee themed event with over 400 buses and coaches, over 100 stalls and a crowd of over 10 000. We are supported by distinguished sponsors from the bus industry, our major sponsors include Exclusive First Editions, First, Transbus International, Motts Travel, Lutonian and Red Rose. Thanks to our sponsors the event features loads of prizes for rally entrants, comprising a mixture of cash, presentation EFE models, trophies and souvenir rally plaques for all entrants. The favourable admission arrangements for preserved vehicles, which give access to Europe's biggest and best aircraft museum as well as the world's biggest and best bus and coach rally and are set out overleaf. There will again be the big attraction of the enormous stallholders' market on the prime site alongside the runway with opportunities not only to buy regular EFE models amongst the diverse selection of bus paraphernalia, but also to acquire the special models associated with the rally. The Duxford site provides unrivalled facilities for enthusiasts, exhibitors, their families and the general public and you may even see historic aircraft flying and military vehicle demonstrations. The huge display area available will be subdivided with themed displays. The Olympian Olympiad display of Leyland and Volvo Olympians will celebrate EFE's new casting. We are hoping to see some of the industry’s latest offerings with exhibits fresh from the Coach & Bus Show the week before. Displays this year will feature pairs of new and old buses and prospective entrants are encouraged to arrange pairings before the event. As each bus is allocated its own parking space, matched to its rally number we obviously need to know about pairings well in advance to facilitate our reputation for an amazingly huge and attractive display. Reflecting the International nature of EFE SHOWBUS we are this year looking to welcome a party from Germany in an early Neoplan Skyliner from the personal collection of Konrad Auwertar, the founder of Neoplan. There is a special invitation to anyone with a Neoplan bus or coach to join our 2003 Neoplan display. A popular attraction is the tours of Duxford Village. If your vehicle is suitably taxed and insured and you would like to participate in the tours, please fill in the appropriate section on the entry form. Other services include a FREE bus to Cambridge Station, a disabled access on-site shuttle bus and a service to Whittlesford Station. Access to Duxford is good. The site is situated at Junction 10 of the M11 near Cambridge. Nearby on the A505 the Ari’s Inn Hotel offers both motel accommodation and a campsite for buses (Tel 01763 208272). Please note that, because of air traffic, dogs are not allowed on the Duxford site. Over the years, one thing stands out above all else at EFE SHOWBUS - it is a time for friends and families. A great day out, with plenty to do and see, and that opportunity to meet friends and acquaintances associated with Britain's bus industry from all over the country. 'See you at SHOWBUS' is a familiar phrase, use it and you're sure of a welcome. EFE SHOWBUS International PRIZES Preserved vehicles Non Preserved vehicles All vehicles B Best Bristol/ECW combination F Best post 1990 First vehicle G Pre 1951 & before C Best AEC/Park Royal combo A Best post 1990 Arriva bus H Best 1951-59 vehicle E Best East Lancs bodied I 60-69 doubledeck S Best post 1990 Stagecoach bus L Best Leyland K Best 2003 bus or coach J 60-69 singledeck M Best MetCam/Weymann/MCW T Best New Millennium bus 7 70-79 doubledeck N Best NCME or Plaxton or Duple U Best New Millennium coach P 70-79 singledeck W Best Bedford X Best New Millennium mini 8 80-89 doubledeck Y Best Alexander bodied less than 34 seat R 80-89 singledeck Z Best ex LT or LCBS 1 Best Local authority owned bus 9 90-99 doubledeck 6 Best bus not included in above 2 Best local operator** Q 90-99 singledeck Top Rally Goer vehicle at 3 Best small operator** 5 Best Neoplan Showbus 2003 having attended the 4 Best London bus # O Best Open topper most rallies in 2003 V Best overseas bus resident in UK Premier Operator Award zero Best overseas entry Most improved (bus must have For the best pair of entries from D Best Transbus modern vehicle been judged in 2002) the same fleet (Dennis chassis or Plaxton or Best in show, Best Doyen Alexander doubledeck & singledeck & Best Olympian Vehicles may enter for more than one class. The organisers will select your classes of entry. The top scoring preserved buses will be entered into the separate DOYEN class. These vehicles will also be weighted for vehicle age and resources devoted to their preservation. On this basis, the top 25 preserved vehicles will be selected for the Doyen class, they will be eligible for the Preserved Vehicle Awards, but not the awards for all vehicles. All 25 Doyen entrants will receive special rally plaques. Admission arrangements There is no separate admission charge for the bus rally. Entry to the site gives full access to the rally and all Duxford exhibits and facilities. The person driving any bus on to the site will be admitted free of charge and no ticket will be required. For all preserved buses, and those built in 1984 or earlier, there will be 3 FREE admissions available for co-owners to enter on board their bus. Please send your entry form early as we cannot guarantee dispatch of admission forms in time if your entry is received less than a week before the rally. Free admissions will only be valid at the far west "SHOWBUS - BUSES ONLY" gate (Gate 1) and are only valid for those on board a bus. All other bus passengers, aged 16 and over, on board display buses will pay a standard reduced admission rate of £5.50 per person, payable on the day at the far west "SHOWBUS - BUSES ONLY" gate (Gate 1) - the normal Duxford adult admission is £8.50 , under 16s free. If you or your passengers attempt to enter the museum by other entrances, whether on board the bus or not, normal museum admission rates apply. Other visitors and excursion buses must enter via the normal public entrance to the Museum where they will pay the normal admission. All entrants will receive final joining information and advanced purchase tickets by early/mid September All entries will be acknowledged by email, enclose an s.a.e. labelled AC if you require acknowledgement by post. SHOWBUS Committee e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 01494 558147 (07970 497848 mob) Dr Martin Isles Fax 01494 558147 Mr Dave Reid (Rally Control & judges) The Old Cottage, Hedsor Rd., BOURNE END. SL8 5EE Mr Rob Passaway (Trade stands) Mr Peter Brown (Entries & Rally Control) Mr Charlie Nicholson (Parking Display & Duxford tours) Mr Mark Howgego (Parking Display) SURF THE NET WITH SHOWBUS - www.showbus.com - THE EFE SHOWBUS WEBSITE updated weekly This contains latest news on the rally - and a list of all entrants Pages for enthusiasts - Pages for the bus industry – Thousands of Photos - EFE latest models – and more!