Showbus 2016 - #GFFFSBG2K16

whistlehead

Alias Mr Hackenbacker
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UKDT
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Dec 10, 2015
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Hi all,


Quite a few of us have expressed an interest in going to this year's Showbus, and we're planning on having a specific UKDT presence there, so why not make a forum event of it? Let's plan the Great FellowsFilm Forums ShowBus Gathering 2016!


Official details are here: http://showbus.com/subind1/hilites2016.htm


If you cant make sense of that, which I wouldn't blame you for because the website is terrible, the important details are:

  • Sunday 25th September, opening at 9:00 AM


  • At the historic Donington Park motorsport venue (clicky linky), nice and central in the UK


  • Entry fee to be announced, likely about £15-ish - less if you hitch a lift with a bus which has been entered


  • Free shuttle bus from East Midlands Airport, which has half hourly Skylink services from Nottingham, Derby, Loughborough and Leicester as well as National Express services.








The event itself is the UK's largest gathering of preserved and commercial buses, with bus rides, viewings, judging and stalls. @RhysGeoffrey is planning to have a stand for Add-on London there, and we're talking about joining forces to set up a full-blown OMSI stand for people to play with.


I do want to give a cautionary note, though: If you are young and intend to travel specifically to see us, keep in mind that we cannot supervise you or take responsibility for you. We are people you met on the internet and therefore not to be trusted. Internet safety is very important - bring someone responsible with you.


#GFFFSBG2K16
 
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iMarkeh

UK Omsi Magazine Founder
Apr 1, 2016
177
Showbus looks alright. It is a sham they arent providing a bus from East Midlands Parkway as a lot of people will arrive via train and there is no link between the airport and train station.
 

wardle man

Well-Known Member
Apr 16, 2016
199
Showbus looks alright. It is a sham they arent providing a bus from East Midlands Parkway as a lot of people will arrive via train and there is no link between the airport and train station.






When skylink express was on the drawing board I did mention about it serving Parkway (as it goes right past it) but due to timing from end to end and recovery time of the service it was not able to. The only service to the airport form Parkway is an hourly car service.
 

Bus Boy

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Mar 4, 2016
458
Hi all,


Quite a few of us have expressed an interest in going to this year's Showbus, and we're planning on having a specific UKDT presence there, so why not make a forum event of it? Let's plan the Great FellowsFilm Forums ShowBus Gathering 2016!


Official details are here: http://showbus.com/subind1/hilites2016.htm


If you cant make sense of that, which I wouldn't blame you for because the website is terrible, the important details are:

  • Sunday 25th September, opening at 9:00 AM


  • At the historic Donington Park motorsport venue (clicky linky), nice and central in the UK


  • Entry fee to be announced, likely about £15-ish - less if you hitch a lift with a bus which has been entered


  • Free shuttle bus from East Midlands Airport, which has half hourly Skylink services from Nottingham, Derby, Loughborough and Leicester as well as National Express services.








The event itself is the UK's largest gathering of preserved and commercial buses, with bus rides, viewings, judging and stalls. @RhysGeoffrey is planning to have a stand for Add-on London there, and we're talking about joining forces to set up a full-blown OMSI stand for people to play with.


I do want to give a cautionary note, though: If you are young and intend to travel specifically to see us, keep in mind that we cannot supervise you or take responsibility for you. We are people you met on the internet and therefore not to be trusted. Internet safety is very important - bring someone responsible with you.


#GFFFSBG2K16










Are you saying your dangerous?! :P


Yeah of course I know about Internet Safety!


Sadly I can't make it though. :(
 

AD156

Active Member
Apr 5, 2016
13
Is this the first ever gathering for the UK OMSI community? I hope I could be there but I live in the other part of the world!


Anyway, wish you all a great success and have a wonderful day!
 
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Lakitu

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Jan 1, 1970
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I *should* be able to make it providing I can get a lift from Manchester
 
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Rhys

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Mar 20, 2016
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Is this the first ever gathering for the UK OMSI community? I hope I could be there but I live in the other part of the world!


Anyway, wish you all a great success and have a wonderful day!






Ahh man :(, shame you're so far!


But yes, it will be great to meet you all!
 

Costar1198

Some guy from Croydon innit
Mar 30, 2016
188
I doubt I would be able to go, Simply too far. If it was at Duxford like it used to be then I would probably go there, if that's even the same event...
 

iMarkeh

UK Omsi Magazine Founder
Apr 1, 2016
177
Why dont you attend Buses Festival at Gaydon. At least there is a shuttle to and from Leamington Spa so people can actually get there by public transport. Also BUSES has a lot of people attend and was very busy last year. 
 

iomex

UKDT
Dec 10, 2015
1,334
Because this is an Aerosoft-endorsed showing which we were invited to - it wasn't on our radar until recently. If Showbus goes well, we will consider further events.
 

iMarkeh

UK Omsi Magazine Founder
Apr 1, 2016
177
Because this is an Aerosoft-endorsed showing which we were invited to - it wasn't on our radar until recently. If Showbus goes well, we will consider further events.






Oh right, I didnt know that.
 

Rob_Devs

All time legend/Salisbury Reds Driver
Jan 29, 2016
406
Is this still going ahead? I've noticed it has been very much under the radar. If it is still going ahead and UKDT is attending along with Rhys and then I will quite happily go along, willing to car share with anyone from the Salisbury area if they want to go aswell
 

iomex

UKDT
Dec 10, 2015
1,334
We've to do a site visit to see what the score is before we know what's going on and if we're still going, that'll happen about a month before the event itself so we'll have more info then.
 

LazyGuy222

Roblox Name:CS7C3D
May 7, 2016
916
I checked the list of buses coming and First Leicester isn't on there. If it is, how do you get a ride there on one
 

THE PH6NT0M

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Dec 10, 2015
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I checked the list of buses coming and First Leicester isn't on there. If it is, how do you get a ride there on one


They are classed on the entry list as 'First Midland Red' :)  they are sending 3 buses  63359, 35158 & 33404 according to the sheet.