Vintage Vehicle Trust Annual Open Weekend

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Passengers rarely appreciate the public transport they rely on for their daily commute. But the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust (GVVT) has been doing just that, for over a decade, by collecting and restoring large passenger vehicles.

On the Open Weekend, the Trust will open its collection, to car enthusiasts and novices alike, to demonstrate how Glasgow’s public transport has evolved throughout the years.

For just £6 for adults; £4 for children; and discounts for families, visitors will see a range of busses and fire engines from the collection as well as exhibits from outside of GVVT’s collection.

Important vehicles like the 1932 Ford Thames bus, which operated in Malta; the 1958 Dennis F8 fire engine; and the locally made 1949 Albion Valiant will all be on display.

For more serious enthusiasts there will be masterclasses on vehicle restoration and how the GVVT brings some of its more weatherbeaten items back to life. But no prior knowledge will be required to enjoy the Open Weekend, which will also have an exhibition on artefacts collected over the GVVT’s fourteen years in operation and stalls selling souvenirs.

The Open Weekend will take place in the historic Bridgeton Bus Garage that was built for the Glasgow Transport Corporation in the 1960s and is now where the GVVT stores its collection.

With some of the vintage busses operating from the museum to the city centre, the Open Weekend will likely give visitors a new appreciation of this much relied upon form of public transport.

The Vintage Vehicle Trust Annual Open Weekend takes place on 8 – 9 October. For more information, visit the official website here.