Sunday 26 May 2019

Ribble Centenary Rally

A variety of preserved Ribble buses on display at the Globe Arena in Morecambe

Ribble Motor Services was established in June 1919, and to commemorate the centenary of the company the Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust held an event at the Globe Arena in Morecambe (home of the local football club). A wide selection of preserved Ribble buses and coaches from around the country were on display, along with vehicles from bus companies that used to operate joint services with Ribble. A number of free vintage bus services were in operation during the day to various local destinations.

Ribble 1161, a 1931 Leyland Lion, currently the oldest restored bus in the RVPT's collection

Ribble 1568, a 1936 Leyland Cheetah LZ2 with a Brush coach body

A rare 1929 Vulcan Duchess of Dallam Motors, who were taken over by Ribble in 1950

Ribble 1248, a 1950 Leyland PD2/3 White Lady with East Lancashire bodywork

Ribble 1036, a 1961 Leyland Leopard with a Harrington Cavalier body

Ribble 1729, a 1961 Leyland Titan PD3/5 with a Metro-Cammell body

Ribble 1274, a 1962 Leyland Atlantean White Lady with Weymann bodywork

Ribble 665, a 1966 short Leyland Leopard with Marshall bodywork

Ribble 1686, a 1960 Leyland Atlantean PDR1 with a Metro-Cammell body

Ribble 1481, a 1980 Leyland Atlantean AN68 with ECW bodywork

Ribble 1995, a 1972 Bristol VR converted to open top after being sold to Eastern Counties

Rawtenstall 18, a 1953 Leyland PD2/12 now painted in the livery of Scout Motor Services

Standerwick 60, a 1970 Bristol VRLL with ECW coach bodywork

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