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#1 OFFLINE   bigstraight6

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 09:34 PM

I love those latest Stagecoach "Bus of Britain" adverts, they are an ironic parody based heavily on "Little Britain", though it really brings Home the message as to why I for one will not travel on Public transport, I mean who wants to pay to make a journey sat next to a flatulant eco warrior or an old rip thats spent to long under a Sun lamp :lol: I think I would rather continue to pay through the nose for fuel and enjoy the pleasure of my own company and space :wink:
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Posted 13 January 2008 - 09:41 PM

Yay! I love those too. Though I imagine the ad agency run the risk of them 'back-firing', they're very entertaining!!

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 10:35 PM

We dont seem to get them up here.. but I found them on youtube..http://uk.youtube.co...h?v=VnxLB40ikCohttp://uk.youtube.co...h?v=AedinrT9mCchttp://uk.youtube.co...h?v=gAV8QzDcaxw

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 10:58 PM

Modern Bus of Britain
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Shite Bus of Britain
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#5 OFFLINE   Mr Lobster

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 07:18 AM

Memorable enough ads but still wouldn't make me go on one of their buses!

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 09:03 AM

mildly amusing, shame the 'convenient' travel is totally misleading and I don't know of any buses that go directly to the door of an office block unless it's a bus that the company itself run.

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 07:42 PM

Shite Bus of Britain
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But but but but ...thats a Bristol VR...i'll have it, a CLassic by now in my view....

(bit of a laugh that ad...niice shiny new bus, must be the only one they have by the looks of what i see on the road.

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 08:06 PM

Shite isn't really a derogatory term on this board though.A couple of years ago I went from Dundee to London by Megabus for £1. Imagine my delight when the bus that turned up was a very battered 1989 Leyland Olympian with a strong smell of exhaust fumes inside. Luckily it transpired that the Leyland was only going to Glasgow and then we would be transferred to a brand new Neoplan. The Neoplan was so quiet and smooth that you couldn't tell it was moving unless you looked out of the window. I think I experienced the shitest and the best Stagecoach had to offer on that journey.

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 11:37 PM

has anyone noticed a similarity between the liveries of this:

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and this:
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Posted 17 January 2008 - 11:55 PM

Not keen on public transport myself-but I would rather go by this
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Posted 18 January 2008 - 05:56 AM

Cor, yeah! The sort of random stuff that when a few years older would be pressed into duty by the local rural bus companies, wish I'd got a few pic's of the crocks we went to school in.Did they do a version of that with twin sets of front steering wheels?

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 08:40 AM

Did they do a version of that with twin sets of front steering wheels?

Yes it was the Bedford VAL 14, which of course played a starring role in 'The Italian Job' :)

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 01:30 PM

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Self Preservation, Society etc

Edit. This link is good - some info on the vehicles used in the 'Job: http://www.theitalia...hervehicles.htm

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 02:49 PM

That A60 that falls off the transporter in The Italian Job can't have been more than 8 years old, and was probably a lot newer, but it has massive holes in its sills.I believe NAN404D really did belong to the Pakistani Ambassador and he really didn't know they had it.

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 11:06 AM

Interesting to check out DVLA's records on some of the reg numbers:

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ALR453B "Multicoloured" Tax cashed in 17 03 1987

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BKO686C "Blue" Unlicensed since 01 04 1992

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HMP729G - Bizarrely this is carried by a 1999 Mazda MX-5 :shock:

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GPF146G "White" SURVIVES! Taxed till end March

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OEG 103G - despite being ramp rolled in the film, the registration is on a Red 1986 Austin Mini Mayfair declared SORN till 29 02 2008

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848 CRY - licence due 01 05 08

619 DXX was the black hardtop E-type, DVLA says taxed till end Nov '08.

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163 ELT - also taxed till end Nov

So perhaps they didn't trash as many cars as it would appear in the film!!

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 03:15 PM

They certainly didn't trash the Aston.

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It's actually a Lancia (I think) mocked up to look like the Aston Martin. It's not a bad job but it's a left hooker with a different colour of interior and a completely different style of number plate.




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