It was the first event of the 2016 rally season a few days ago - the South East Bus Festival at the Kent county showground in Detling, near Maidstone.
This was the third attempt at getting DAF P337ROO there (2014 missed due to problems getting her taxed and 2015 missed due to power steering failure en route at Chelmsford).
I'm pleased to say we made it this time.
We were booked to operate the on site circular service from 10.20 to 11.50 which we duly completed without fuss. In fact it turned out we were one of only two double deckers on the service at those times and so we were kept dead opposite the other decker in order to keep the flow of passengers steady amongst the other single deckers in operation.
We then parked up on display for the remainder of the day, where 337
attracted many complimentary remarks about how good she looked and
generated some discussions about Harris Bus in general with interested
visitors. There was many talking points surrounding the advert she
currently carries for my new bus rally: