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Old 09-29-2019, 05:46 PM   #1
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We're on the way home from another great bus rally. Had a great time.

https://youtu.be/PDxEv3wFxcY

I was the only skoolie there. No one cares as long as it was a bus.
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Old 09-29-2019, 06:28 PM   #2
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Thanks for sharing that. Is that your Bluebird towards the end? Those split level Greyhounds are so cool!
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:01 PM   #3
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I passed one of them on the highway last Wednesday, now I know where it was heading.
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:05 PM   #4
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We're on the way home from another great bus rally. Had a great time.

https://youtu.be/PDxEv3wFxcY

I was the only skoolie there. No one cares as long as it was a bus.
Was it a skoolie rally or buses in general bus rally?

I used to go to the Bus Nuts rallies with my Eagle 10 and enjoyed them. Unfortunately, they were not very accepting of skoolies.
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Old 09-29-2019, 08:03 PM   #5
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Cool parade of former inter-city buses. Though I did see a smart looking skoolie in the parade.
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Old 09-29-2019, 08:16 PM   #6
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I'm at 8:34, my son's MCI at 2:31.

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Was it a skoolie rally or buses in general bus rally?
It was billed as an antique bus homecoming, held at a restored art deco greyhound bus station, all buses welcome. The town closed the streets for us to park on.

There were 7 1947 silversides(built for Greyhound)one of them still seated and 2 1947 GMs built for Trailways (same as silversides but with smaller motors)

I think there were about forty buses in all, the Eagles didn't do the parade, except for the raised roof one.

The last bus in the parade was a 1959 Flxible Starliner that the guy had bought in OK the day before and stopped at the rally on his way home in Toledo.

One couple who summered in Alaska stopped in on their way home in Florida.

There were 5 Scenicruisers. One of those, the lead bus in the parade, is seated.

One of the silversides is owned by an 18 year old boy. We met him at a rally last year in Minnesota. He was with his dad and family. He was just looking at that bus then. This was his first trip from somewhere in Minnesota I believe.
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Old 09-29-2019, 08:38 PM   #7
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I'm at 8:34, my son's MCI at 2:31.



It was billed as an antique bus homecoming, held at a restored art deco greyhound bus station, all buses welcome. The town closed the streets for us to park on.

There were 7 1947 silversides(built for Greyhound)one of them still seated and 2 1947 GMs built for Trailways (same as silversides but with smaller motors)

I think there were about forty buses in all, the Eagles didn't do the parade, except for the raised roof one.

The last bus in the parade was a 1959 Flxible Starliner that the guy had bought in OK the day before and stopped at the rally on his way home in Toledo.

One couple who summered in Alaska stopped in on their way home in Florida.

There were 5 Scenicruisers. One of those, the lead bus in the parade, is seated.

One of the silversides is owned by an 18 year old boy. We met him at a rally last year in Minnesota. He was with his dad and family. He was just looking at that bus then. This was his first trip from somewhere in Minnesota I believe.
The video is only 8:04. You're at 6:25
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Old 09-29-2019, 08:59 PM   #8
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The video is only 8:04. You're at 6:25
Oops, sixes, eights, b's and s's. They all kind of look alike.
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:59 PM   #9
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I'm at 8:34, my son's MCI at 2:31.



It was billed as an antique bus homecoming, held at a restored art deco greyhound bus station, all buses welcome. The town closed the streets for us to park on.

There were 7 1947 silversides(built for Greyhound)one of them still seated and 2 1947 GMs built for Trailways (same as silversides but with smaller motors)

I think there were about forty buses in all, the Eagles didn't do the parade, except for the raised roof one.

The last bus in the parade was a 1959 Flxible Starliner that the guy had bought in OK the day before and stopped at the rally on his way home in Toledo.

One couple who summered in Alaska stopped in on their way home in Florida.

There were 5 Scenicruisers. One of those, the lead bus in the parade, is seated.

One of the silversides is owned by an 18 year old boy. We met him at a rally last year in Minnesota. He was with his dad and family. He was just looking at that bus then. This was his first trip from somewhere in Minnesota I believe.
Wow! That sounds like a blast!

Is it an annual event? If so, I may to attend. Next year. Hopefully in my bus.... My three month project is getting closer to a three year project....
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:00 AM   #10
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Wow! That sounds like a blast!

Is it an annual event? If so, I may to attend. Next year. Hopefully in my bus.... My three month project is getting closer to a three year projersioect....

Oh how I feel your pain! We have owned our bus for hree years now. It was supposed to be a moving van ... with an RV conversion way later. Somehow, as we were working on preparation for using i as a moving van, we started to add items that are strictly not useful for moving ... while still keeping the moving van capabilty. We are loving the bus and it is such a comfort just to sit in and talk. Soon (at least I keep telling myself) we will use it for its initial purpose. Until then, we keep plugging along on it.
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Old 09-30-2019, 06:28 AM   #11
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Well, kinda'. There has been one for the last three years but, there is no organization or club and, they have been put on by different people. Evansville, IN, Hibbing,MN and Blytheville,AR. There was one in Blytheville four years ago, I wasn't there but, it was well attended.
There is the Flxible rally in 2020 in Loudinville, OH that is well attended and welcome to all. It only happens everyother year.

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I'm right on schedule, I planned on 7 years, I've been working on it for 7 years. I figure I'll have it done in 7 years.
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hi @native, I have exactly the same plan as you and I'm having exactly the same results. Bus is still in the backyard being "prepped" for the move.
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Old 10-01-2019, 02:15 AM   #13
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hi @native, I have exactly the same plan as you and I'm having exactly the same results. Bus is still in the backyard being "prepped" for the move.

Ours is in the driveway.
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Old 10-12-2019, 03:23 PM   #14
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I loved that. Thanks. I wonder if we've seen any of those in a movie.
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Old 10-12-2019, 04:53 PM   #15
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