Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Garage

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Garage GVVT is a charity supporting the preservation of commercial vehicles in Glasgow. We are open to the public on selected dates during the year, please see our events page for more details.
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We said goodbye this morning to former Tayside Ailsa Volvo which is on its way to a new home near Dundee to begin its re...
08/05/2021

We said goodbye this morning to former Tayside Ailsa Volvo which is on its way to a new home near Dundee to begin its restoration. Wishing it the best of luck!

Have you thought about becoming a member of the GVVT? Membership supports the Trust and allows free entry to the Garage ...
02/05/2021
Membership | Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust

Have you thought about becoming a member of the GVVT? Membership supports the Trust and allows free entry to the Garage on our members days and open day events, plus 4 issues of our magazine, Fare Stage. More details at gvvt.org/membership

Membership Joining the GVVT is one way you can support the work of the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust. You don’t require to have any experience in vehicle restoration, or even own a vehicle to become a member! The garage is open to members on a Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday when you are we...

Should be a good event later this year...
02/05/2021

Should be a good event later this year...

Event Announcement:

We are very excited to announce that day one of our event on the 18th of September will be run in partnership with the Dundee Museum of Transport.

The day one event will take place at their site on Market Street in Dundee where there will be a collection of vehicles that you can interact with, hands on exhibits and attractions, model bus collections to admire as well as the great exhibits and facilities that the museum has to offer.

A free shuttle bus service will operate all day and other excursions will also be available. Stick by for information on these later in the show along with exciting news for day 2 of the event.

We are looking forward to working closely with the museum to offer you a thrilling day out and look forward to seeing you all there.

As we start to get out and about again why not look great in one of our smart GVVT polo or t-shirts and keep the sun off...
25/04/2021

As we start to get out and about again why not look great in one of our smart GVVT polo or t-shirts and keep the sun off your head with our classic baseball caps. All available from our online shop. https://rb.gy/ii64d9

Not long till Bridgeton Bus Garage re-opens to vehicle owners and members to see the buses, lorries and fire engines.One...
22/04/2021

Not long till Bridgeton Bus Garage re-opens to vehicle owners and members to see the buses, lorries and fire engines.

One of the lesser photographed buses at the garage is this handsome Bristol Lodekka with ECW bodywork in the livery of Western SMT. It stands ready to welcome GVVT members next week.

Not long till Bridgeton Bus Garage re-opens to vehicle owners and members to see the buses, lorries and fire engines.

One of the lesser photographed buses at the garage is this handsome Bristol Lodekka with ECW bodywork in the livery of Western SMT. It stands ready to welcome GVVT members next week.

Good evening from Bridgeton Bus Garage! Arriving in members' emails right now (it's just popped into mine!) should be th...
20/04/2021

Good evening from Bridgeton Bus Garage!
Arriving in members' emails right now (it's just popped into mine!) should be the latest edition of Fare Stage. Click on the picture of the Western Leopard to open a Dropbox link to the magazine.
*Remember to check your junk email, as emails sometimes automatically get sent there*
But, we've a bonus for you this time. If you click on the box underneath the picture in the email, you can download the April edition of NARTM's magazine, Newslink.
members who wish to receive a paper copy of Fare Stage, will be receiving theirs as soon as it comes back from the printer! Happy reading. Let us know what you think!

Good evening from Bridgeton Bus Garage!
Arriving in members' emails right now (it's just popped into mine!) should be the latest edition of Fare Stage. Click on the picture of the Western Leopard to open a Dropbox link to the magazine.
*Remember to check your junk email, as emails sometimes automatically get sent there*
But, we've a bonus for you this time. If you click on the box underneath the picture in the email, you can download the April edition of NARTM's magazine, Newslink.
members who wish to receive a paper copy of Fare Stage, will be receiving theirs as soon as it comes back from the printer! Happy reading. Let us know what you think!

Good Evening from Bridgeton Bus Garage! The Spring issue of our members' magazine, Fare Stage, will be arriving in the n...
15/04/2021

Good Evening from Bridgeton Bus Garage! The Spring issue of our members' magazine, Fare Stage, will be arriving in the next few days. As with previous issues, the electronic copy will be emailed to all members. But don't worry, those members who wish to receive a paper copy WILL get their copy through the post as soon as possible!

Good Evening from Bridgeton Bus Garage! The Spring issue of our members' magazine, Fare Stage, will be arriving in the next few days. As with previous issues, the electronic copy will be emailed to all members. But don't worry, those members who wish to receive a paper copy WILL get their copy through the post as soon as possible!

The buses bask in the sunshine this afternoon at Bridgeton Bus Garage.
11/04/2021

The buses bask in the sunshine this afternoon at Bridgeton Bus Garage.

The buses bask in the sunshine this afternoon at Bridgeton Bus Garage.

A check round Bridgeton Bus Garage this afternoon with the vehicles basking in the sunshine!
11/04/2021

A check round Bridgeton Bus Garage this afternoon with the vehicles basking in the sunshine!

Good afternoon from Bridgeton Bus Garage,You may be interested in a programme available on catch up via the BBC iPlayer....
08/04/2021

Good afternoon from Bridgeton Bus Garage,

You may be interested in a programme available on catch up via the BBC iPlayer. It’s called ‘Greetings from Scotland’ and its about the birth of the tourism industry in the country. It goes on to cover the development of tourism in Glasgow and in particular the open top bus tour of the city.

The programme interviews Alex Pringle (a GVVT member) about his role in setting up and establishing the tour. The Trust’s Volvo Olympian open topper was used for the filming (itself a former Glasgow City Sightseeing bus) expertly driven by another GVVT member Mark Budd.

Click the link below to watch the programme.

Best wishes,

GVVT

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000v0w2/greetings-from-scotland-series-1-episode-1

On sale now – 36 pages, 8000 words, 105 faces not counting crowd scenes, and all of them about the men and women of Glas...
02/04/2021

On sale now – 36 pages, 8000 words, 105 faces not counting crowd scenes, and all of them about the men and women of Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust. Bridgeton by Bridgeton is an overdue celebration of our people, switching the spotlight from the vehicles to those who drive them, own them, preserve them and present them to the public.

Discover who fits the cab at open days and events, meet the team who serve tea with a smile to visitors, join us in a salute to our founders and archivists, and learn how Back On The Road restores buses and lives.

Written by Ed Bonner, designed by Stuart Bell, funded by Phil Blair, Bridgeton by Bridgeton is available from www.GVVT.org/shop/, cover price £5 (£6 inc p&p).

On sale now – 36 pages, 8000 words, 105 faces not counting crowd scenes, and all of them about the men and women of Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust. Bridgeton by Bridgeton is an overdue celebration of our people, switching the spotlight from the vehicles to those who drive them, own them, preserve them and present them to the public.

Discover who fits the cab at open days and events, meet the team who serve tea with a smile to visitors, join us in a salute to our founders and archivists, and learn how Back On The Road restores buses and lives.

Written by Ed Bonner, designed by Stuart Bell, funded by Phil Blair, Bridgeton by Bridgeton is available from www.GVVT.org/shop/, cover price £5 (£6 inc p&p).

On sale now – 36 pages, 8000 words, 105 faces not counting crowd scenes, and all of them about the men and women of Glas...
02/04/2021

On sale now – 36 pages, 8000 words, 105 faces not counting crowd scenes, and all of them about the men and women of Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust. Bridgeton by Bridgeton is an overdue celebration of our people, switching the spotlight from the vehicles to those who drive them, own them, preserve them and present them to the public.

Discover who fits the cab at open days and events, meet the team who serve tea with a smile to visitors, join us in a salute to our founders and archivists, and learn how Back On The Road restores buses and lives.

Written by Ed Bonner, designed by Stuart Bell, funded by Phil Blair, Bridgeton by Bridgeton is available from www.GVVT.org/shop/, cover price £5 (£6 inc p&p).

On sale now – 36 pages, 8000 words, 105 faces not counting crowd scenes, and all of them about the men and women of Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust. Bridgeton by Bridgeton is an overdue celebration of our people, switching the spotlight from the vehicles to those who drive them, own them, preserve them and present them to the public.

Discover who fits the cab at open days and events, meet the team who serve tea with a smile to visitors, join us in a salute to our founders and archivists, and learn how Back On The Road restores buses and lives.

Written by Ed Bonner, designed by Stuart Bell, funded by Phil Blair, Bridgeton by Bridgeton is available from www.GVVT.org/shop/, cover price £5 (£6 inc p&p).

What was it like to walk through the gates of Bridgeton Bus Garage in 1965 when it was brand new and the paint still wet...
27/03/2021

What was it like to walk through the gates of Bridgeton Bus Garage in 1965 when it was brand new and the paint still wet?

Driver Larry Stuart did just that and he relives the experience in Bridgeton by Bridgeton, the latest publication by Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust. The 36-page, picture-packed booklet is released on Friday (Apr 2) and pre-orders are now being accepted at the online shop, www.GVVT.org/shop/, cover price £5 (£6 inc p&p).

Written by Ed Bonner, designed by Stuart Bell and funded by member Phil Blair, Bridgeton by Bridgeton gives voice to our members to tell the story of GVVT, from the garage opening in ’65 to the foundation of the Trust in 2002, from Back On The Road to the Archive, from the skills of our preservationists to Clippies’ Café and the fun and colour of events. It’s yours to order now.

What was it like to walk through the gates of Bridgeton Bus Garage in 1965 when it was brand new and the paint still wet...
27/03/2021

What was it like to walk through the gates of Bridgeton Bus Garage in 1965 when it was brand new and the paint still wet?

Driver Larry Stuart did just that and he relives the experience in Bridgeton by Bridgeton, the latest publication by Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust. The 36-page, picture-packed booklet is released on Friday (Apr 2) and pre-orders are now being accepted at the online shop, www.GVVT.org/shop/, cover price £5 (£6 inc p&p).

Written by Ed Bonner, designed by Stuart Bell and funded by member Phil Blair, Bridgeton by Bridgeton gives voice to our members to tell the story of GVVT, from the garage opening in ’65 to the foundation of the Trust in 2002, from Back On The Road to the Archive, from the skills of our preservationists to Clippies’ Café and the fun and colour of events. It’s yours to order now.

New GVVT publication coming soon....
13/03/2021

New GVVT publication coming soon....

New GVVT publication coming soon....

GVVT is nothing without its people, writes the chairman in his foreword to the latest publication by the Trust.Bridgeton...
13/03/2021
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GVVT is nothing without its people, writes the chairman in his foreword to the latest publication by the Trust.

Bridgeton by Bridgeton salutes our people. It is an overdue celebration, the story of Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust told by its members.

Written by journalist Ed Bonner, designed by respected writer and photographer Stuart Bell and funded by member Phil Blair, the 36-page picture-packed booklet shifts the emphasis from the metal to the men and women who give life and energy to our group.

From 1965 and the driver ordered to work at the newly opened Bridgeton Garage – whether he wanted to or not – to the five founders who had a whip-round to help set up the Trust, Bridgeton by Bridgeton tells the story in the words of those who were there.

Share the enthusiasm of our vehicle preservationists, discover the work of Back On The Road and the dedication of our archivists, and relive the fun and colour of GVVT events in Bridgeton by Bridgeton, cover price £5 (£6 including P+P), released on 2nd April. Available to pre-order from www.GVVT.org/shop/

07/03/2021

Back in the summer of 2009 (69's were off that day!). ST18 provided fast and comfortable transport on the GVVT social event to Crich and the surrounding areas. The Tiger was very well received and gave completely faultless service the entire weekend.

Bring on these better, sunnier days. We shall return.

We're closely monitoring government restrictions on when we are able to reopen and recommence our events. Please see our...
06/03/2021

We're closely monitoring government restrictions on when we are able to reopen and recommence our events. Please see our website gvvt.org/events for more details. Meantime here's some photos from our Open Day in 2011!

Have you considered becoming a member of the GVVT? Our annual membership includes 4 editions of our Fare Stage magazine,...
20/02/2021
Membership | Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust

Have you considered becoming a member of the GVVT? Our annual membership includes 4 editions of our Fare Stage magazine, regular members access to the garage, free entry to our Open Days and events plus the opportunity to volunteer with us. https://gvvt.org/membership

Membership Joining the GVVT is one way you can support the work of the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust. You don’t require to have any experience in vehicle restoration, or even own a vehicle to become a member! The garage is open to members on a Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday when you are we...

Have you considered becoming a member of the GVVT? Our annual membership includes 4 editions of our Fare Stage magazine,...
20/02/2021
Membership | Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust

Have you considered becoming a member of the GVVT? Our annual membership includes 4 editions of our Fare Stage magazine, regular members access to the garage, free entry to our Open Days and events plus the opportunity to volunteer with us. https://gvvt.org/membership

Membership Joining the GVVT is one way you can support the work of the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust. You don’t require to have any experience in vehicle restoration, or even own a vehicle to become a member! The garage is open to members on a Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday when you are we...

We are close to finishing a new publication about the people that make the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust work.  We'll be...
19/02/2021
The Glasgow Corporation Buses

We are close to finishing a new publication about the people that make the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust work. We'll be sharing details about this in the near future.

In the meantime, here is a video of a couple of our well-kent faces (Guy and Ian) talking about themselves and driving buses.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14SmxvNa4D8

A short movie about the Glasgow corporation buses, filmed at Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust

Another way you can donate to us is by simple text message.  Text GVVT5 to donate £5 or GVVT10 to donate £10 to 70450
14/02/2021

Another way you can donate to us is by simple text message. Text GVVT5 to donate £5 or GVVT10 to donate £10 to 70450

Another way you can donate to us is by simple text message. Text GVVT5 to donate £5 or GVVT10 to donate £10 to 70450

If you'd like to donate and support the work of the GVVT we have a number of options. Our main funding page allows you t...
13/02/2021
Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust - TotalGiving™ - Donate to Charity | Online Fundraising for Charity UK

If you'd like to donate and support the work of the GVVT we have a number of options. Our main funding page allows you to make a one of donation or set up a regular donation. We appreciate all donations big or small, they all help, especially at this time when we're unable to have events to raise funds https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/charity/glasgow-vintage-vehicle-trust

The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust was formed at the end of 2002 and is a registered charity in Scotland managed by a committee of Trustees who bring a variety of complementary professional and practical skills.

Our latest editon of Fare Stage has been posted to members, if you're not a member you can buy from our online store gvv...
07/02/2021

Our latest editon of Fare Stage has been posted to members, if you're not a member you can buy from our online store gvvt.org/shop/ or why not join the GVVT at gvvt.org/membership

Look out for our Big Daimler double decker and our volunteers Martin and Guy in the next episode of Joanna Lumley's 'Tra...
06/02/2021
Joanna Lumley’s Home Sweet Home – Travels in My Own Land Episode 2

Look out for our Big Daimler double decker and our volunteers Martin and Guy in the next episode of Joanna Lumley's 'Travels in My Own Land' on ITV on Tuesday 9th February at 8pm.

After a lifetime of travels that have taken her across the globe, Joanna Lumley is making her most personal journey yet. Over three episodes, she’ll travel from the Yorkshire Dales to St Michael’s Mount, from the Highlands of Scotland to the cobbles of Coronation Street, retracing old steps, mee...

Here's what one happy customer said about our 2021 calendar. If you still haven't got one, we have only a few left and i...
02/02/2021

Here's what one happy customer said about our 2021 calendar. If you still haven't got one, we have only a few left and if you like a bargain we've knocked 50p off them! GVVT.org/shop/

Here's what one happy customer said about our 2021 calendar. If you still haven't got one, we have only a few left and if you like a bargain we've knocked 50p off them! GVVT.org/shop/

We look forward to being able to allow visitors to Bridgeton Garage and to ride on our free bus services. In the mean ti...
30/01/2021

We look forward to being able to allow visitors to Bridgeton Garage and to ride on our free bus services. In the mean time check out our website for more details about the Trust and vehicles in the collection. You can see how to donate to our appeals or purchase items from our online shop. www.GVVT.org

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Had my first visit to the ranch in months. Had a wee chat with few people too
Received my copy of Bridgeton. cracking wee book. Well worth the money
Cameron & David of Scottish Model Buses For Sale & Show would like wish all our associates & chums at Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust (GVVT) a m-egg-a Easter ! Hope it’s a block-bus-ter......
Any thoughts?
Please could you tell me the 1950s/1960s No43 bus terminus (not Spean Street, Cathcart terminus)?
All the best for 2021 to everyone at the GVVT.
All the best to everyone at GVVT and beyond. Track Bob’s people and restoration to Hutchy spec on https://www.facebook.com/Bob-the-Buggy-Bus-Hutchison-of-Overtown-182-101798105062525/ Please like and follow.
We have a very small number of our promotional calendars for 2021 left - if you would like 1 or even 2 to include our Sister pages - Scottish Model Buses For Sale & Show which features an EFE Eastern Scottish Alexander Y type or Blackpool’s Bus & Tram Models For Sale & Show or our retail business - Caledonian Collectables Of Wishaw depicting Corgi’s O.O.C’s Bristol Lodekka FS Central SMT please simply drop us a PM - aww we ask is you simply cover postage at 60p & we’ll pop ‘em off to you. Regards David.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas. Looking forward to seeing you all Next Year.
All the best from the 182 crew, Mark, Ed and Bob. A happy and safe Christmas and a good New Year to all friends at GVVT, Bridgeton and beyond. See 182 on display at the garage when restrictions permit. Meanwhile you can track Bob’s people and restoration to Hutchy spec on https://www.facebook.com/Bob-the-Buggy-Bus-Hutchison-of-Overtown-182-101798105062525/ Please like and follow.
lets hope whoever buys the old Glasgow Coperation bus will let it say in Bridgeton