Last weekend a few members of the ABC Sales and Marketing team headed over to sunny Blackpool for the annual UK Coach Rally.
A change of scenery as the Rally has been held at Alton Towers in recent years. The location worked well with a promenade section on one side of the North Pier for trade vehicles and driving demonstrations, and competitor vehicles on the other side. With 50 competitor vehicles and around 20 trade vehicles Blackpool was definitely not short of coaches this weekend.
The glorious sunshine covered the coaches for the driver testing events and short-listing on Saturday. Unfortunately the wind and rain reared its head on Sunday but it didn’t stop the upbeat atmosphere of the Rally or Blackpool itself.
AB&C took across the brand new Van Hool EX and a Van Hool TX17 Astron for display. In the signature AB&C branding the coaches definitely stood out from the crowd on the sea-front.
Having customers in the competition showcasing both Van Hool and Temsa products it was a fantastic weekend to support our operators both past and present.
We must make special congratulations to Banstead Coaches, Bibby’s of Ingleton and Sharpes of Nottingham who entered the Rally with Van Hool and Temsa vehicles and came out with various prizes between them.
Let’s hope the sun shines for next year’s event!