The revolutionary twin steer Bedford VAL was introduced to the world 50 years ago in 1962 and TTC SHOWBUS will be hosting the official commemorative display of these unique vehicles with around a dozen or more preserved examples expected.
We will be celebrating the London Olympics in our own inimitable way with a display of our own type of Olympians - the Leyland and Volvo sort! They will be joined by a bus fresh from Olympics work from First Games Transport.
Also celebrating 40 years is the Leyland National, and TTC SHOWBUS wil be hosting the Leyland National Group
's commemorative display. London Country LN15 appeared in our first display at Brunel University in January 1973.
Our new trade display will again be located in front of the impressive American Air Museum.
See some of the latest models from the bus and coach industry and the New Bus For London aka Borismaster
TTC Diecast will be releasing a special model linked to TTC SHOWBUS international
2012. Details nearer the time.
ON SITE BUS
With the display spreading from one end of the mammoth Duxford site to the other, there will be a free low floor shuttle bus
running the length of the site between 11.30am and 4.15pm courtesy of Alexander Dennis.
Bus service from Cambridge
City Sightseeing operate a special service to the Imperial War Museum and the trip includes admission to the Museum and Showbus for less than you'd pay if you turned up at the gate! Click here for the times and bookings
Shuttle Bus from Whittlesford
There will be a link bus from nearby Whittlesford Station
THE BUS STATION
This will be the area immediately in front of Showbus Control, by the American Air Museum. The Bus Station will be for vehicles coming and going on the DUXFORD VILLAGE TOURS
throughout the afternoon. Some tours will be routed via Whittlesford Station.
Duxford site opens for entrants at 8.30am on Sunday September 16th.
For more information on the event click or here
or see some more of the hilites below.
The entry arrangements for 2012 will be similar to 2010 with the far east end of the site available as there is no Helitech exhibition this year taking up that space.
See the site map
which will be updated for 2012 in August.
2012 prices were £ 17.00 for adults, £ 11.90 for senior citizens and students, £ 13.60 for unemployed and other concessions and FREE for under 16s. Group rates are available from the Museum. Further information is on their website
. Excursion passengers pay only £ 8.50 if their bus is entered in the rally. Special rates apply for entrants. In 2012 every bus entered will be entitled to three free entry permits, plus the driver.
The cheapest way to get into SHOWBUS is on a bus!
See if there is an excursion
from your area.
For an on line entry form Click here
. The 2012 stall form is not yet available but to see a 2011 stall form click here
. Forms are also available to download.
See the list of 2012 entries
See the 2012 stallholders
list here when ready.
See the 2012 site map