OXFORD BUS MUSEUM & Morris Motors Museum

Oxford Vintage Transport Festival

Sunday 30 July 2017

at Oxford Bus Museum & Oxford Parkway Rail Station

50th garland design

Come join us to celebrate...

  • 50 years of vintage bus preservation in Oxford,
  • 50 years of our AEC Renown: FWL 371E
  • 50 years of our Leyland Atlantean: NAC 416F.
    • In 1967 a group of young Oxford Bus Enthusiasts banded together to buy their first vintage bus - a 1949 AEC Regal III with Willowbrook coachwork. 50 years on, NJO 703 is still with us and is still on the roads of Oxfordshire.

      That same year the last AEC Renown double deck bus was built. It became FWL 371E in the City of Oxford Motor Services fleet and was the companies last front engined bus.

FWL 371E Renown
NJO 793 comp

Calling all owners of AEC Regal III's & AEC Renowns, or any bus or coach built in 1967 - bring your bus to our festival !

If you'd like to bring your vintage bus, coach or car to our Festival, please download and complete the form - click the button > > >

If you'd like to bring a sales stall to our Festival, please download and complete the form - click the button > > >

The Festival will include:

  • a display of vintage buses, coaches and cars,
  • free vintage bus rides on several routes, including to Witney and Woodstock,
  • stalls selling transport magazines, books, models and memorabilia,
  • childrens face painting.
    • More information about our Vintage Transport Festival will be added to this page over the next few months, including details of how to pre-book a ride in our 1949 AEC Regal III (703) or 1967 AEC Renown (371).

1967 was also the year that our Leyland Atlantean PDR1, reg NAC 416F was built. It took to the roads of Stratford-upon-Avon with local bus company Stratford Blue in December of 1967. It regularly operated route 44 from Stratford to Oxford (and is pictured in 1971 in Oxford's Gloucester Green).

Later in 1971 the bus was sold to the City of Oxford Motor Services, where it spent the rest of its operational life.

Currently this bus is in our workshop going through a major restoration programme. The work is not expected to be completed for at least a year, but we hope to be able to give visitors to the Museum on our Festival day a sneak preview of the progress that has been made.

NAC 416F (2)
Summer of Love 50th

1967 - was the 'Summer of Love' 50 years on, come and join us celebrate our love for vehicles from the hippy era!

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