To some they’re slow boxes, but to me they’re fascinating

Mo Farrah after missing out on a gold medal
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My wife looked to the heavens when I expressed my desire to purchase my own bus.

I want to renovate one and display it on special running days.

‘But why a bus?’ she asked, despairingly.

To most people, they are nothing more than boring, slow old boxes on wheels.

But to me they are fascinating pieces of big engineering. Moving over 70 people at a time, many were built with semi-automatic gearboxes, so you change gear with a lever, like in your car, but with no clutch.

Then there’s the wonderful 11-litre engine burbling away.

So if you get no daylight in your house in Priddy’s Hard soon, you’ll know my bus is parked outside!