The SHOWBUS50 and SHOWBUSflyby
ENTRY FORM 2022

SHOWBUS50 & SHOWBUSflyby
This is our entry form for 2022. All entries received electronically will be acknowledged by email, so you will know it was sent successfully. This may take a few days as it is not an automated process.

  • Download a Rich Text Format version (compatible with Word) of the Showbus entry form - Click here and Guidance on completing the form - Click here
  • Click here for the form in PDF format if you prefer.
  • Click here for the guidance in PDF format if you prefer.

  • You can instead COPY & PASTE the form below into an email and complete it in the body of the email.
    Note: Typing on to the computer screen invariably fails to save when you subsequently copy and paste.
    Email your form to rally @ showbus.com
    More information is available here in RTF or in PDF format or see here
    This page was last altered on March 25th 2022

    SHOWBUS Committee

  • Dr Martin Isles (Entries) rally @ showbus.com.
  • E-mail your entries to the Rally Secretary rally @ showbus.com.
  • Post your entries to SHOWBUS international ENTRIES,
    20 Castle Rise, Castle Street, HIGH WYCOMBE. HP13 6FQ
  • Mr Dave Reid rally @ showbus.com.
  • Mr Bob Passaway rally @ showbus.com.
  • Mr Dominic Spooner (Trade stands) stalls @ showbus.com.
  • Mr Charlie Nicholson rally @ showbus.com.
  • ENTRY FORM 2022

    We are only sending joining information by email this year please provide an email address for receipt

    Email address:............................................................

    Person or Group:.........................................................

    Contact:.....................................................................

    Please enter all phone numbers without gaps

    Landline:.......................         Mobile:...........................

    Address:..............................................

    Address:..............................................

    Address:..............................................

    Town:............................................. Postcode:...............

    Vehicle details

    Registration:................ Vehicle Make:....................... Chassis Type:......................

    Date built:..........

    Body manufacturer:....................... Date built:........

    Body type:
    Highbridge: Lowbridge: Singledeck Bus: Coach: Dual Purpose: Opentop:

    Seats:.........

    Doors:
    Front: Centre: Rear: Dual:

    Colour:...............................

    Operator/livery:....................... Fleet number:...............

    Has your vehicle ever been in NATIONAL EXPRESS livery or is it currently?: NEVER / WAS ONCE / IS NOW

    Preserved:
    YES / NO

    Judged:
    YES / NO

    During the afternoon we plan to broadcast some interviews with vehicle owners. Let us know if you would like to take part
    YES / NO

    Tours of the local area: Are you willing to participate in giving free rides to the public *?
    YES/NO

    *Vehicle must be insured for this and meet the necessary legal requirements and driver hold current a pcv driving licence.
    Tours of local area are planned as well as backing up the Whipsnade Zoo shuttle.
    If you have indicated interest above we will contact you late August.
    You will be able to claim back the cost of any diesel used in providing these trips to a maximum of £10 per trip

    SHOWBUS50 at Herts Showground September 25th

    Would you like to enter? YES/NO

    SHOWBUSflyby along the A40 September 18th

    Would you like to enter? YES/NO

    Please refer to the guidance for the next section - see below
    Where woud you like to join the flyby? Uxbridge / High Wycombe / Wheatley

    Indicate your start time or state "NO PREFERENCE":

    If you want to do two round trips, bear in mind a round trip is expected to take just over 4 hours indicate here: ONE / TWO

    Alternatively would you prefer a location for static display at a point on the route, subject to availability - indicate preference? YES / NO
    BRUNEL UNI (if LEZ exempt) / HIGH WYCOMBE


    I declare that the use of the vehicle(s) hereby entered is covered by insurance as required by the relevant Road Traffic Acts and confirm that the driver(s) of the vehicle entered hold(s), and is/are not disqualified from holding, a licence to drive a vehicle of the appropriate class.

    Name..............................................................................................................
    Signed............................................................. Date     /     /2022

    Some entrants like to bring a stall to sell transport related items. A special area is set aside at Herts Showground where your vehicle can be displayed and stall set up so as to still leave your vehicle visible for photographers. In High Wycombe limited spaces are available nearby, please contact for details. FEE for 3m frontage (larger stalls must be sighted in the main trade area at commercial rates) £40. Only £30 for bookings received before June 30th. £75 for both venues, £55 before June 30th. (Cheques payable to SHOWBUS DIGITAL LTD & you will need to post to the address at the top of the page or ask for details to make an online bank transfer). Please contact Dom Spooner (see above) for a stall holder booking form or download one when available here


    Guidance for completing the form

    Platinum Jubilee
    We will not only be celebrating our 50th, but several other special anniversaries, not least Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. SHOWBUS has celebrated the Silver, Gold and Diamond Jubilees and this year we aim to display a line of 71 buses, one from each year of the reign. You do not need to opt for the display, we will select buses accordingly, but all entrants are encouraged to decorate their vehicles appropriately for both the 25th and the 18th.

    SHOWBUSflyby
    As part of our celebrations we are repeating the highly successful and much acclaimed SHOWBUSflyby on Sunday September 18th the run, supported by Buckinghamshire County Council will again run along the A40 to Wheatley services near Oxford, but the eastern end will be at Brunel University where it all started in January 1973. Buses will again divert through Thame and run through Wycombe Bus Station and High Street. The SHOWBUS TRADERS VILLAGE will again be in the town’s historic Market Place.

    SHOWBUSflyby LEZ
    Brunel University campus is just over a mile inside the London LEZ. We have requested a one-off exemption for entrants on September 18th but are awaiting confirmation. Our understanding is that vehicles over 40 years old and new Euro6 buses and coaches are exempt. You can check if your bus is exempt by putting the registration in at TfL website
    Note Brunel is in the LEZ not the ULEZ and well outside the Congestion Charge Zone which the checker also feeds back on, so please read results carefully.

    We will update all SHOWBUSflyby entrants on procedures when Transport for London gets back to us. The good news is that the huge roundabout south of Uxbridge High Street and the A4020 linking to the M40 Denham roundabout is outside the LEZ so all buses will be able to access Uxbridge. The bad news is that if you have to turn here you will not be able to see the small display at Brunel or take advantage of the refreshment facilities. Those that have to turn short at the roundabout will be given time at Beaconsfield services for refreshment.

    SHOWBUSflyby Joining points and static display
    Brunel University (display & joining point)
    Uxbridge Cross Street roundabout (unmanned joining point)
    Beaconsfield Services M40 (joining point)
    High Wycombe (display & joining point)
    Oxford Services M40 (joining point)

    SHOWBUSflyby start times
    You can choose your departure time from 0830 onwards and we will endeavour to allocate a time within 30 minutes of that time. Obviously capacity at the joining points is limited so try to arrive within 10 minutes of the allocated departure time (there is a bus layby towards Denham just beyond the Uxbridge roundabout but its capacity is very limited so do not plan to stop for more than a few minutes – with luck we may not need to use it as an alternative to Brunel for LEZ non compliant buses)

    SHOWBUS50 National Express display
    We will of course welcome any coach in National Express white livery or any that may at one time have been painted in those colours. National Express coaches will be welcome at SHOWBUSflyby and SHOWBUS50.

    Leyland National anniversary
    Owners of Leyland Nationals are very welcome and will automatically be entered for judging and display and are welcome at both SHOWBUSflyby and SHOWBUS50.

    Please note dogs are permitted on a lead on site.

    SHOWBUS international 2022’s 17 PRIZE CATEGORIES
    Allocation to eligible awards is automatic if you have opted in to judging
    Prizes will be presented by Alan Fletcher, Dr Karl Kennedy of Neighbours
    Preserved vehicles
    Best in Show Shillibeer Award
    Best Doyen double & singledecks
    Best former NATIONAL EXPRESS coach - special prize from NATIONAL EXPRESS
    Best Leyland National
    Non Preserved vehicles
    S Best Modern Vehicle
    T Best Post 2019 bus
    U Best Post 2019 coach
    Premier Operator Award for the best pair of entries
    All vehicles
    4 Pre 1950 & before
    5 Best 1951-59 vehicle
    6 Best 1960-69 vehicle
    7 Best 1970-79 vehicle
    8 Best 1980-1989 vehicle
    9 Best 1990-1999 vehicle
    10 Best 2000-2009 vehicle
    11 Best 2010-2019 vehicle

    SHOWBUS50 Admission arrangements for exhibitors
    The person driving, anyone under 16 and up to FIVE other passengers on all buses entering the site are admitted FREE.
    Free admissions will only be valid at the entry gate and are only valid for those physically on board a bus. All other bus passengers, aged 16 and over will pay £10 cash per person at the pay booths.

    SHOWBUSflyby Admission is free

    All entrants will receive joining information by email mid September, a week earlier for SHOWBUSflyby entries
    All entries will be acknowledged by email, enclose an s.a.e. labelled AC if you require acknowledgement by post.
    If you do not receive joining information see showbus.com/display for emergency paperwork under "info for entrants".

    There is no closing date for entries, but entries after August are unlikely to be included in the programme.



    SHOWBUS50 Arrangements for entrants with stalls.
    All such entrants will park together in a designated area near where other stalls will be located.
    Trading from or in front of your entry anywhere else on site is not permitted. There is no restriction on distributing free items from your vehicle. Care must be taken not to obscure buses from public view as photographers get very upset.
    If you wish to have a stall in the main trade area then normal rates apply and you will need to request the appropriate form from Dominic Spooner at dom@showbus.com, who can also be contacted via the vehicle entry form’s return address:
    20 Castle Rise, Castle Street, HIGH WYCOMBE HP13 6FQ
    or directly at 8 Dragonfly Close, FROME. BA11 5BX
    or SMS 07835 289454
    We encourage the sale of items of transport interest and the organisers reserve the right to ban the sale of certain items on the day. Some undercover accommodation is available. To avoid mess left in the stall area, stallholders are requested to provide a litter bin by their stall and ensure the area is left clear afterwards.

    FEE for 3m frontage £40 (larger stalls must be sited in the main trade area at commercial rates).

    SHOWBUSflyby stalls in High Wycombe Market Place
    Stalls are available at the same rate (£75 for both venues). There is only limited parking of buses or cars nearby, ask for details and availability.

    Cheques payable to SHOWBUS DIGITAL LTD or ask for details to make an online bank transfer.


    UK COACH HIRE DIRECTORY
    All entrants of vehicles available for hire are entitled to a free entry in the UK Coach Hire Directory at showbus.com/bookacoach. Check out the site and provide the required details for your entry including contact details & vehicle types for hire.

    SHOWBUS EXCURSIONS
    Contact us if you are planning an excursion to SHOWBUS so we can include details on our website.