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Welcome to Bristol Vintage Bus Group

About the Group

We’re a small group of committed preservationists based in Bristol. We own a very interesting and varied collection of vintage Bristol buses, buses that operated in Bristol and a classic half-cab London bus. You can see pictures and learn about the vehicles’ histories on our website

All the buses are maintained and either have been, or are being, restored by members throughout the year. During the rally season a variety of the Group's vehicles are driven to interesting venues by members, with other members and friends on board.

We’re always keen to hear from people who would like to join us. We’re at our base in Brislington every Sunday throughout the year unless we’re away at a rally.

We're a charity, and we rely on the generosity of our members and visitors to fund the restoration and maintenance of our buses.

Could you help us?

We're a fairly small group with quite a number of buses, so we could use a few more members.

If you live in or around the Bristol area and are interested in vintage buses, especially ex-Bristol vehicles, and would like to be involved in the maintenance, restoration and rallying of our fleet, or of any of the support activities that a Group like this needs, we'd love to hear from you.

If you have a relevant skill, that's good, but it isn't essential - many of us are enthusiastic but have no special knowledge, and some members may simply contribute by supporting us through their membership fee. You'll be very welcome either way.

Membership is open to any individual over the age of 18 years, and corporate membership is also available for companies or other organisations.

What’s in it for you?

We're hoping that all members will take some practical part in the care, maintenance and restoration of our vehicles, or in its fundraising, educational or support activities. If you can't, don't worry, your membership will still entitle you to:

  • A newsletter three times a year;
  • Transport on the Group's buses to any rallies which the Group is attending. This is subject to some restrictions to ensure that vehicles are not overloaded for their age, and that the driver is legally allowed to drive (not all our drivers are entitled to drive with a full load). Places will be allocated on a first-come first- served basis. We may ask you for a contribution towards the cost of the fuel for the journey;
  • Twice a year, the Group will arrange members' days out on its vehicles to places of interest.

Of course, like a member of any such Group, you will be invited to AGMs and entitled to vote there to select the Executive Committee that runs the Group on your behalf.

Membership rates

Yearly membership currently costs £15 for adult, £10 for under 16's or £100 per annum for Corporate membership. You can also become a life member for £250. 

How to apply

You can apply online here, pick up our easy membership application form from our sales stand, or download it from our website www.bvbg.co.uk, and send us your membership fee. You can pay by cheque, cash or Paypal.

What then?

Either sit back and wait for the newsletters to arrive, knowing your money is helping to preserve these great old vehicles for posterity, or come along and get your hands dirty. The choice is yours.