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Clarkes of London coach at South East Bus Festival

Calling All Bus & Coach Enthusiasts!

The annual Heritage Transport Show will be taking place on Saturday 6 April at the Kent Showground. One of the major highlights of the show is the South East Bus Festival, a fantastic and unmissable event bringing buses and coaches together from all over the country. We will be exhibiting at the event for the third consecutive year, alongside the other members of The Kings Ferry Group; The Kings Ferry, Stewarts Coaches and Woods Coaches.

The Heritage Transport Show

The Heritage Transport Show attracts transport enthusiasts from all over the country. It’s a celebration for heritage and vintage vehicles, from motorbikes to tractors and everything in between. This year the show is on track to hit a new record of 800 vehicles and 100 buses, making it one of the biggest heritage and vintage vehicle events in the South East.

The South East Bus Festival

The South East Bus Festival has been working in partnership with the Heritage Transport Show for the past 9 years. The Festival will showcase a collection of buses and coaches both vintage and modern. Visitors will be able to walk through 90 years of bus and coach history, with the oldest bus displayed having been built in 1929 right through to brand new state of the art coaches owned by The Kings Ferry and Stewarts Coaches.

The Festival is filled with entertainment for all ages, from guest speakers and trade stands to free vintage bus rides around the showground, there really is something for everyone. The Show will also be hosting a Farmers Market with an incredible array of stands selling a range of delicious, locally produced food and drink.

We’re Exhibiting

By now you have probably already guessed that we will be exhibiting at the Festival, it’s one that we can’t miss. We’ve been exhibiting at this incredible show for years and we love showcasing our modern fleet to all coach and bus enthusiasts! This year we’re bigger and better, we’re taking the whole Group. It’ll be the first family outing with all four businesses coming together to showcase their fleet side by side. It’s going to be a truly proud and unforgettable moment.

We’ll be taking our 2018 Yutong with the Crawley Town FC livery and a 2018 Yutong with our iconic livery. The Kings Ferry are bringing their brand new 2019 Mercedes-Benz Tourismo VIP coach, a 2017 Irizar VIP coach, an executive Irizar coach with their iconic Kings Ferry livery, a 2006 Irizar coach with our Ouibus livery and a 2015 Caetano National Express livery coach. The most recent additions to the Group, Stewarts Coaches and Woods Coaches will also be making an appearance. Stewarts Coaches are bringing their 2015 Irizar with their classic Stewarts livery along with their brand new 2019 Mercedes-Benz Citaro bus and Woods Coaches are showcasing their 2017 Irizar single-deck coach.

Come and see us and the rest of the Group at the South East Bus Festival this Saturday, you’re not going to want to miss the big reveal!

Tickets for The Heritage Transport Show are £7 when bought in advance or £10 if bought on the gate. Children under 14 are free of charge. Visitor parking is free and there will be a variety of catering stands to choose from for food and drink.

For more information on The Heritage Transport Show and for details on purchasing tickets, visit the website here:

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