This year’s Pacific Bus Museum’s open house drew a record turnout. The Aug. 20 event featured restored motorcoaches, transit and school buses on display.
Among the vintage vehicles were three historic Greyhound buses: the MCI MC-7 #1968 and the ACF Brill IC41 #1948, both of which are privately owned; and the Pacific Bus Museum’s GM PD 4151 Silverside #1947.
The open house featured a one-of-a-kind conversion of a 1955 Greyhound GM PD 4501 Scenicruiser, the former Red Bull hospitality bus that was recently acquired by the museum. Another treat was country and western music legend Tammy Wynette’s private tour coach, a special-ordered 1986 MCI 102C3. Also on display was an ACF Brill from Star-Dust Tours, and charter operators American Stage Tours and Amador Stage Lines brought two tour coaches.
The event also included a bus flea market featuring six vendors offering various bus items to the public.
Lorne Thompson, president of the Pacific Bus Museum, described the event at its Fremont, California, facility as a “huge success.”
He gave credit to the multitude of volunteers and hours of preparation that went into the event.
“The California weather did not disappoint. It was a perfect day for our event, and the turnout was one of the best we’ve ever had. We had 45 buses displayed on property,” Thompson said. “There was so much to do. There were three raffles, a large swap meet and an awesome lunch. Lots of smiling faces all day.”
Next year’s Open House is planned for Sunday, Aug. 18.