TTC Diecast's SHOWBUS international 2011 will feature many attractions.Maidstone & District Centenary display and parade.
Kent based Maidstone & District would be 100 years old this year. Since deregulation the company has passed into the ownership of Arriva and its Hastings operations are with Stagecoach. Back in April a big display was held at the Kent County Showground and we hope many of those M&D buses will be making their way to Duxford. The Maidstone & District Preservation Group are supporting our gathering. At noon the M&D entries will parade across the site and be on display all day.
Duxford site opens for entrants at 8.30 am.on Sunday September 18th.
For more information on the event click here or here or see some of the hilites below.
Our new trade display will be located in front of the impressive American Air Museum.
See some of the latest models from the bus and coach industry.
TTC Diecast will be releasing a special model linked to SHOWBUS international 2011. The Jotus model of London's unique rear engined Routemaster will be available as a special SHOWBUS edition. TTC Diecast will also be showcasing their new release program for future commissions and brand new projects for 2011/12. No fewer than EIGHT new CASTINGS will be announced by TTC at SHOWBUS, that's not models of the same bus in eight different liveriesm but eight different models!!!
We will be celebrating several anniversaries this year in addition to our usual displays. Besides the Maidstone & District centennial display there will be one celebrating fifty years of the Alexander Y type and London RML Routemaster, 60 years of London's RFs in addition to the usual Plaxton, Stagecoach, First and Arriva displays.
A display of Alexander Dennis Enviro models.
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. Some doubledeckers will supplement the service to afford grandstand views of the display.
Bus service from Cambridge
Stagecoach Citi7 will provide a service from Cambridge Stations to Duxford. This will be supplemented by extra journeys in the morning and a late return journey, click here for the times.
Shuttle Bus from Whittlesford
There will be a link bus from nearby Whittlesford Station. This has restricted hours of operation so check the timetable. It is however much quicker than the citi7 from Cambridge.
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.
The longest busway in the world should be open this SHOWBUS but there will be an excursion to view this exciting development.
The entry arrangements for 2011 will be similar to 2009 as the far east end of the site will out of use as there is the Helitech exhibition this year.
See the site map which will be updated for 2011 in August.
£16.50 for adults, £13.20 for senior citizens and students, £8.25 for unemployed and £9.90 for 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 2011 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.
Click here for an entry form or click here for a stall holder form. Forms are available to download or complete on line.
See the list of 2011 entries so far here.
See the stallholders list.
See the 2011 site map here when ready.