Tuesday, 24 April 2012

coach show 2012 results

On Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd the Coach displays coach driver of the year took place where coach drivers and company's would battle for many trophies . But the one that all the driver was the coach driver of the year trophie  what would go to the driver who git around the course the with the least amount of penalties at the end .
The weather for the day wasn't the best on Saturday but brightend up in the afternoon witch is probally why it had a poor turn out on the Saturday when i was there . this year the show played host to the new bus for london or ''borrismaster'' where theyparked it next to the original Routemaster as shown  below .

he ''borrismaster'' was open to have alook around which i did have a look and very plastic to be honest but worth a bash if i saw it in london but at least the seat were comfy that about all i can say is good about it also for some reason there two enviro 200 was entered one from Stevenson of Essex and one from Paul S Winston with probably the most impressive air horn to be fitted to a bus as shown below  . there was also an array of vintage coaches as well as brand spanking new plaxton and vdl bova products on the trade stands to see photos of the day click here
Richard Grey, Managing Director, Grey's of ELy being awarded the UK Coach Driver of the Year Trophy by Peter Hendy, London Traffic Commissioner

Alan Goodwin Trophy
(The Highest Placed Coach Operator in all Classes)
36Sharpes of Nottingham
The UK Coach Rally Coach Driver of the Year
(Sponsored by Wrightsure Insurance)
40Richard Grey
Greys of Ely
The UK Coach Rally Coach of the Year58Parrys International Tours
The UK Coach Rally Bus Driver of the Year
(Sponsored by Wrightsure Insurance)
1BLiam Spencer
Paul S Winson
The UK Coach Rally Bus of the Year1BPaul S Winson
Top Team of the Year21Stanley Travel
Peter Bostock Trophy
(Highest placed driver in Saturday test)
26Sharpes of Nottingham
Mini Coach Driver of the Year13Ben Harpin
Cedar Coaches
Midi Coach Driver of the Year26Kevin Walker
York Pullman
West Middlesex Coach Operators Association Trophy
(Runner-Up to Coach Driver of the Year)
41Tom Williams
Dews Coaches
Directors Challenge
(Sponsored by Gretna Green World Famous Blacksmiths Shop)
Darren Brown
Crawley Luxury

Concours D'elegance Awards

Top Mini/Midi
(Class 1A or 2A)
Top Standard Coach
(Class AA or AAA)
21Paul S Winson
Top Touring/Express Luxury Coach
(Class B)
3Stanley Travel
Top Executive Coach
(Class D)
-Not Awarded
Top Coach Aged 5 Years or Older (Class E)36Sharpes of Nottingham
Rita Dalziel Trophy
(Top coach 25 years or older)
-Not Awarded
John Fielder Memorial Trophy
(Top coach from a small fleet)
47Jay & Kay Coach Tours

Concours D'elegence Manufacturers Awards

VDL Berkhof Trophy
(Top VDL Berkhof)
-Not Awarded
Salvador Caetano Trophy
(Top Caetano)
19The Kings Ferry
Neoplan Trophy
(Top Neoplan)
-Not Awarded
VDL Jonckheere Trophy
(Top Jonckheere)
28Motts Travel
Plaxton Trophy
(Top Plaxton)
21Stanley Travel
Beulas Trophy
(Top Beulas)
35Banstead Coaches
Kirkby Trophy
(Top Coach Supplied by Kirkby)
5Paul S Winson
Van Hool Trophy
(Top Van Hool)
58Parrys International Tours
Moseley Trophy
(Top Van Hool Supplied by Moseley)
58Parrys International Tours
Bova Trophy
(Top Bova Supplied by Moseley)
47Jay & Kay Coach Tours
Volvo Trophy
(Top Coach Supplied by Volvo Coach Sales)
41Dews Coaches
BASE Trophy
(Top Marcopolo)
15Mike de Courcey Travel
Best Scania-Not Awarded
Best Irizar Integral30Stewarts Coaches

Special Awards

Terry Porteous Trophy
(Top Optare/Autobus)
-Not Awarded
Clarkes Trophy
(Best Disabled Access)
-Not Awarded
Boons Award
(Best Co-ordinated Décor)
26York Pullman Bus Co
Peter Rogers Memorial Trophy58Parrys International Tours
Cymru Trophy
(Top Coach from Wales)
20DJ Thomas Coaches
Tony Roose Trophy
(Top Coach from Scotland)
38Prentice Westwood
The Fred Bibby Award
(Best Loved Coach ☺)
21Stanley Travel
Drivers Quiz
(Compiled by CPT)
21Stanley Travel
LTCOA Martin Cornell Trophy
(Highest placed LTCOA member in all classes)
3Clarkes of London
Smartest uniformed driver &/or courier3Clarkes of London

so if you want to go next year well 13th and 14th of april 2013 at the showground

see photos of the day click here


  1. only 1 coach from wales 1 from scotland . was a shame it was poor turnout of coaches this year . must be due high fuel costs . when a coach is at show like this . its not earning its keep . that doesnt include at least 1 night at a hotel for driver n the crew who prepare the coach at the show . must cost coach companies lot money to send a coach to this show

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