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Posted 02/09/2016   8:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ikeyPikey to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

A contemporary reprint of a photo of a tour bus of the 1930s.

Q/ Any other creaky old tour buses out there?

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey





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Posted 02/09/2016   11:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tim H to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ah, the joys of the charabanc! We see these on vintage rallies occasionally. I can see that they really trust the tyres (as we call them over here). The suspension on these things os so bad that you're just as good using solid one.

I've just come from the gym, and can do a very good impression of a creaky old chassis.
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Rest in Peace
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Posted 02/10/2016   05:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Good grief, TimH, its got a name?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charabanc ... well, of course it does

BTW, Mount Gellert is well-known:

http://www.budapestbylocals.com/bud...rt-hill.html ... at "Budapest By Locals"

http://www.budapestinfo.org/citadel.html ... more formal

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gellert_Hill ... in deWiki

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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Posted 02/10/2016   07:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tim H to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, the charabanc is a part of 1920s-1950s culture in the UK. It would take families on holiday (sometimes even bring them back), provide the open topped tours of dismal seaside towns in the howling wind and driving rain, take miners to galas, male voice choirs to rugby matches, football supporters to matches, etc. There's even a Dylan Thomas short story about a charabanc.
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Posted 02/10/2016   07:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Freibergs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I picked this up in Latvia back in the early 90's. It's not postally used but the subject is something you don't see very often. Not a commercial postcard either but a RPPC I'm guessing somewhere from the 1930's. The people in the front row are intrigued by something in the grass in front of them. The term 'kangari' on the back is a reference to the topography and not a location on a map. Apparently there were a couple of areas in Latvia with land forms like that.



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Posted 02/10/2016   2:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are a few from my collection. The colour chromo cards were a type of snowmobile that transported sightseers and skiers to the different ranges within the Rocky Mountain system. I know that they are not a tour bus per se, but, thought they could fit in to this thread (?)

Chimo

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