Time to come out to play again.
Having missed last year's rally season altogether, my Fleetline was collected from it's storage facility out in the wilds of Cheshire today in order to take part in tomorrow's 80th Birthday celebrations of PMT's Newcastle garage. For anyone interested with time on their hands, there should be a display of buses and cars in the town's Ironmarket between 10am and 2pm with shuttle buses to the garage and short local 'tours'.
JBF 169N had been new to North Staffs independent S.Turner & Sons Ltd of Brown Edge. The once Leyland engined CRL6 Daimler Fleetline has been Gardner powered for the majority of it's life, the no frills bodywork is by Northern Counties. Whilst it's livery looks black, it's actually a very dark maroon.