Bristol Commercial Vehicles Enthusiasts

Video Links on the Internet

Date Link Added Subject Model Link (click to view) Running Time Link Description
March 23rd 2016
A world record attempt filmed in Italy in 2016 for the heaviest vehicle pulled by a woman with her hair!
April 27th 2015
Top Deck Travel
Various Lodekka
Various material covering the incredible operations of this pioneering company which provided overland expeditions for 18-35 year-olds using Bristol double deckers
April 6th 2015
Restored VR on its rally debut at Kirkby Stephen in April 2015
March 22nd 2015
LD6G (towing vehicle)
Towing conversion Lodekka extracted from Crawford's yard in March 2014 after very many years in store
January 1st 2015
Footage from Alert Bay, BC, Canada of these two Lodekkas with Colin Ritchie
December 14th 2014
Running for Travel With Hunny on service 555 in east London during 2010
December 21st 2013 RHK345D FLF6G Link 0:36 Brief footage of this FLF running in New York in December 2013
December 2nd 2013 RTT995 LD6G Link 8:56 Great footage of an LD6G operating in service in 2012 - in Shizuoka, Japan!
November 2nd 2013 Mansfield District Lodekka/MW/RE Link 3:03 Great 1960s footage of Bristols operating from Langley Mill garage in Ilkeston
November 2nd 2013 HHW933D VRX prototype Link 3:16 The first VR prototype with longitudinal engine under test with Mansfield District
November 9th 2012 550OHU FLF6G Link 3:33 Footage from a Top Deck Travel trip from London to Istanbul
September 21st 2011 OWE857R VRT/SL3/6LXB Link 2:24 Another party bus walkaround, this time in Auckland, New Zealand
August 20th 2011 NHU672R VRT/SL3/6LXB Link 2:07 Walk around this fabulous party bus conversion in Oklahoma City
March 5th 2011 VDV143S VRT/SL3/6LXB Link 5:29 Short blast out of Kirkby Stephen taken by Marty Balmforth the Easter 2009 rally
January 28th 2011 AHT217J RELL6L (O500) Link 4:19 Audio link only, but worth it for the rare testbed Leyland O500 engine installed in a RELL
December 10th 2010 SWC24K RELL6L (O680) Link 9:41 A lengthy run from Chesham to Amersham with Michael Wootten driving expertly
May 24th 2010 RUA461W VRT/SL3/6LXB Link 0:35 A quick walk around the VR dumped in Dubai after filming for the 2009 Doctor Who episode "Planet of the Dead"
May 4th 2010 AXI2547 RELL6G Link 3:02 This RELL6G's first run in preservation in Northern Ireland, on the way to the 2010 Cultra Bus Rally
March 7th 2010 NTT319M LH6L Link 0:23 An incredible blast down a narrow country lane - the first time this LH coach had run for more than two years!
March 7th 2010 AFJ727T LH6L Link 1:35 Running the shuttle to Westpoint rally in September 2009 after five years off the road
February 22nd 2010 JFE537G VRT/SL6G Link 1:55 If you stick with this clip it will be worth it to catch some footage of this Series 1 VR in action plus some interior shots
February 7th 2010 283BWU FS6B Link 2:11 This Lodekka was a local landmark at Burnaby, Vancouver, Canada for many years but has now been rescued having been illegally towed away for scrap. This video shows part of the rescue effort
February 7th 2010 THN260F FLF6G Link 2:43 A TV news clip from San Antonio where this Lodekka is used by The Lion and The Rose pub for tours
February 7th 2010 FHW157D FLF6G Link 6:28 Photo montage of this Lodekka which is still in use in Germany, having been heavily converted as a drop-in centre
January 27th 2010 RRP861R VRT/SL3/6LXB Link 9:51 The story of the resurrection of this VR from a field in Alabama and its subsequent 2000 mile journey to San Diego. Also shown is former Chicago Double Decker 172 (RVB975S)
January 22nd 2010 VDV752 LDL6G Link 1:49 Short clip of this Lodekka on service 400 Exmoor Explorer from Minehead
November 24th 2009 BMA521W VRT/SL3/6LXB Link 1
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Recently restored here is extensive footage of this VR returning to its old stomping ground in North Wales
November 8th 2009 OCK66K VRLLH Link 0:42 A study of the unique transverse engine installation in this VRL coach which is now in Australia
October 27th 2009 GSG214D FLF6G Link 1
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A ride on an FLF fitted with a US engine in Eugene, Oregon in September 2009
October 20th 2009 FAO427V VRT/SL3/6LXB Link 5:24 Warrington & District VR at the Hulme Hall Running Day in 2006
October 11th 2009 BEY938W (ex-YMB507W) VRT/SL3/6LXB Link 9:07 Taken September 2009 during th last days of Alpine VRs
October 4th 2009 Wilts & Dorset VRs Various VRs Link 1
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Footage from 1992 Wilts & Dorset VR Running Day
  FTU392T VRT/SL3/501 Link 1:09 Walk around this Leyland-engined VR with engine running
September 28th 2009 OVF229 LD5G Link 0:42 Norwich Police Gala Day, September 2006
September 22nd 2009 4225FM FS6G Link 1:30 Lots of Chester Arabs followed by the Crosville FS
  LFJ844W VRT/SL3/6LXB Link 1
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A run on an 81B heading for Torpoint
September 18th 2009 WTU487W VRT/SL3/501 (6LXB) Link 7:21 Extended run in and around Cheadle Hulme in June 2009
  286HFM LD6G Link 1:39 Brief run with highly appropriate "On the Buses" musical accompaniment
  AFM106G RELH6G Link 0:46 Departing Liverpool on a Merseyside Bus Club tour
  OEH604M VRT/SL2/6LX Link 1:03 At Wedgwood Visitor Centre during the POPS Rally, May 2008
  VDV142S VRT/SL3/6LXB Link 2:14 A tricky reversing manoeuvre at a private airfield in November 2007
  RTH931S VRT/SL3/601 (6LX) Link 2:12 One of the last three VRs with First Devon & Cornwall in August 2007
  TFN980T VRT/SL3/6LXB Link 3:30 Fine blast around country lanes in a Willowbrook-bodied VR
  MCA620P LH6L Link 1:56 A private run around Wrexham
September 17th 2009 JOU161P VRT/SL3/501 Link 9:02 Free services in and around Cheltenham in September 2009
  JOU160P VRT/SL3/501 (6LXB) Link 7:07 Free services in and around Cheltenham in September 2009
  PHH149W (ex-KRM431W) VRT/SL3/6LXB Link 4:13 Footage of Preston's last VR taken in April 2006
  YMB512W VRT/SL3/6LXB Link 7:58 Arriva's last VR seen in May 2008 - develops a terrible engine knock
  RMA442V VRT/SL3/501 Link 1:54 Short run on Alpine's last Leyland 501-engined VR
XDV608S VRT/SL3/6LXB Link 2:35 A trip from Penzance to Marazion on a very loud VR
  UWV622S VRT/SL3/6LXB Link 4:22 Express Motors VR running around Porthmadog
  VEX287X VRT/SL3/6LXB Link 3:41 In service with First Devon & Cornwall in August 2006
  YRC125M VRT/SL2/6LX Link 4:16 Enterprise Boats service around Truro in June 2009
  LFJ862W VRT/SL3/6LXB Link 4:16 Road run in Llandudno in May 2009
  NEH731W VRT/SL3/501 Link 9:16 South Cheshire Running Day at Crewe in April 2009
  RMA435V VRT/SL3/501 Link 5:03 Filmed in April 2009
  VDV123S VRT/SL3/6LXB Link 2:46 Very loud Gardner filmed in May 2009
  AFJ697T VRT/SL3/6LXB Link 2:07 A ride in Newquay with First Devon & Cornwall in August 2006
  PFC515W VRT/SL3/6LXB Link 1:01 Automatic VR with Hulme Hall in May 2007
  KOO785V VRT/SL3/6LXB Link 0:56 First Devon & Cornwall VR negotiating tight roads in Marazion
  GBF78N VRT/SL2/6LX Link 1:52 A ride from Penzance to Marazion in August 2004
  MOD571P VRT/SL3/6LX Link 1:43 Weymouth to Portland in June 2008
  OCK995K VRT/SL2/6LX Link 6:13 St Annes to Lytham heritage service in July 2008
  NOB413M VRT/SL2/6LX Link 4:14 A ride on a former WMPTE VR
  WTG348T VRT/SL3/6LXB Link 3:08 Travelling to Barry rally, July 2008
  MIW2422 (ex-VHB679S) VRT/SL3/501 (6LXB) Link 1:40 Johnson Running Day, September 2008
  BEP967V VRT/SL3/501 Link 1:50 Short run through the gears in July 2002
  EWS753W VRT/SL3/680 Link 0:32 Swift drive-by from this Leyland O680-engined VR
  FKM867V VRT/SL3/6LXB Link 3:14 Judds VR on a commercial service in June 2008
  OEH601M VRT/SL2/6LX Link 1:14 Rare footage of a Red Rider VR in the early 1990s
  JOV695P VRT/SL2/6LX Link 0:24 Two of the last VRs in service with WMPTE at Walsall in March 1985
  XAP638S VRT/SL3/6LXB Link 3:44 Interesting study of this VR being started and building up air pressure

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