The late lamented Midland Red would be 100 years old in 2004. First the advent of the West
Midlands Passenger Transport Executive, then deregulation and privatisation saw the heart ripped
out of the company before it was quartered. The northern and southern halves of the former company,
now Arriva Midlands North and Stagecoach South Midlands both celebrated by painting a bus in
mock Midland Red colours and out of their respective corporate liveries. Both were at
Stagecoach with a selection of preserved BMMO buses. This is Stagecoach's 20202 (M202LHP).
a Volvo B10M with Alexander PS bodywork leaving the showground.