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The Torbay Vintage Bus Running Day is currently taking a break but we hope to see it return before too long

Bus Rallies have been held in Torbay occasionally in the past and have always been popular.  During 2009, a group of local enthusiasts and preservationists felt that it was high time for another, so we took up the challenge of arranging one.  As a result, the Devon and Dorset Group in association with Torbay Council and Stagecoach were pleased to bring you the Torbay Vintage Bus Running Day.  Following a great day and some great feedback, we did it all over again in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Our site is at Shedden Hill in Torquay, close to the sea front where we have a static display of historic local buses plus some from further afield.  A number of the buses attending the event have spent some of their working lives in 'The Bay' so we are always delighted to welcome them home!

The event is, essentially, a running day and, as such, we run a number of free bus services to give visitors the chance to ride on these wonderful, character-filled vehicles.  We cover some interesting and scenic routes including some of Torbay's well-known hill climbs so passengers can experience the full glory of these vehicles.

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 (Photo courtesy of Simon Coates)


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