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Norwich Bus Rally
The Eastern Transport Collection Norwich Bus Rally.

Each year the Society holds a Bus Rally, in previous years this has been at the Town & Country Show (1981 - 1993), Bressingham Museum (1994 - 1996) Norfolk Police Gala Day and Radio Norfolk Car Rally (1997 -2011). From 2012 the event will be held at the Old Buckenham Airfield. The links below will take you to a gallery of the event.

Rally 2013
The 2013 Rally will be held at the Old Buckenham Airfiled on Sunday 18th August. Thanks to Old Buckenham Airfield Old Buck who are again hosting the event.

To print a copy of the rally entry form in Adobe Acrobat click here. You can then fill in the form and post it or email the detail to the address below.

Rally 2012
The 2012 Rally was the first to be held the Old Buckenham Airfiled on Sunday 19th August. Thanks to Old Buckenham Airfield Old Buck who hosted the event.

Rally 2011
The 2010 Rally will be held at the Norfolk Showground as part of the Norfolk Gala Day on Sunday 11th September. For the fifth time, we again have the support of Konectbus who are again sponsoring the event.

Rally 2010
The 2010 Rally was held at the Norfolk Showground as part of the Norfolk Gala Day on Sunday 5th September. For the fourth time, we again have the support of Konectbus who are again sponsoring the event.

Rally 2009
The 2009 Rally was held at the Norfolk Showground as part of the Norfolk Gala Day on Sunday 6th September. As last year, we again had the support of Konectbus who are sponsoring the event for the third time which this year had the multiple themes of 40 years since the formation of the Eastern Counties Omnibus Society (forerunner of the Eastern Transport Collection), 40 years since the formation of the National Bus Company (NBC) and 10 years since the creation of Konectbus.

Rally 2008
The 2008 Rally again saw 56 Vehicles attended the event sponsored by Konectbus ,to commemorate 100 years since the first Bristol bus was built. Read the Rally report ,courtesy of Bus and Coach buyer magazine, by clicking here. Below are the winners

Winner of the Bernard Watkin Memorial Trophy was a 1959 Bedford SB coach WLO685 owned by Jon and Lyn Moore of Sideline coaches , Forncett St. Peter who are seen here with the trophy.
Winner of the London Connection Award, in memory of Peter Claughton was RF504 AEC Regal VI/MCCCW belonging to Mick Betterton, seen here being presented with the award by ETCS Chairman, Richard Dixon.

Rally 2007 Gallery
56 Vehicles attended the event sponsored by Konectbus ,to commemorate 20 years since the closure of Eastern Coach Works, below are the winners and the link will take you to a gallery of the event

Winner of the Bernard Watkin Memorial Trophy was VR303 belonging to Julian Patterson (right)who is seen being presented with award by ETCS Chairman Richard Dixon
Winner of the London Connection Award, in memory of Peter Claughton was RT3125 belonging to EATMS, Richard Aglar (left) is seen being presented with the award by friend of the late Peter Claughton, David Brown

Rally 2006 Gallery
A great day was had by all. In the end, we had 57 buses, 2 lorries and a van in attendance at the event sponsored by Sanders Coaches, to celebrate 75 years of ECOC. In all we had 18 FEC/ex-ECOC vehicles there to mark the event.

If you want to here the interview with the Chairman as heard on Radio Norfolk then click here. The file will take a few minutes to download, and the interview lasts about 7 minutes.
Winner of the Bernard Watkin Memorial Trophy was newly restored Bristol SC4LK/ECW FRE699A (orig3003AH) fleet number LC556. The picture shows Patrick Burnside receiving the trophy from Penny Watkin (photo A Wright)
Winner of the Sponsors trophy was Setra coach 3990ME

Rally 2005
The event was again sponsored by Sanders Coaches.
Winner of the Bernard Watkin Memorial Trophy was ex Crimson Tours Bedford SB3/Duple Super Vega owned by Len and Maura Wright. The picture shows Len and Maura with the trophy
Winner of the Sponsors trophy was 1994 Daf RJI8604

Rally 2004
The event attracted 43 buses and was sponsored by Sanders Coaches.
Winner of the Bernard Watkin Memorial Trophy was ex ECOC RLE874 entered by D Potts of Birmingham
Winner of the Sponsors trophy was Setra coach 3990ME

Rally 2003
The event attracted 50 buses and was sponsored by Sanders Coaches.
Winner of the Bernard Watkin Memorial Trophy was a 1937 Guy Wolf/Martin owned by M. J. A. Bowles of Downham Market

If you would like any other information about the rally please email the rally organiser Remove the [NOSPAM] from the address before sending.