Crosville Bus & Steam Rally 2017

10:00 - 16:30 Sunday September 10th 2017
at the Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare

Crosville's Bus & Steam Rally will return to the Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare for 2017. Our depot will be open to visitors again, with a free heritage bus service connecting the two sites. 'Elizabeth', our famous Sentinel Steam Bus, will be in action and we hope that she will be offering rides from the main rally site.

This page will be updated as time goes by, giving you up to date information on new additions to the event.

Visiting vehicle entry form
Trade/Society stall entry form

Here's a summary of the event so far:

  • Open 10:00 - 16:30
  • Ride in 'Elizabeth', our newly rebuilt Sentinel Steam Bus
  • Static display of heritage buses and coaches from the Crosville Heritage Fleet and the Bristol Omnibus Vehicle Collection
  • Visiting vehicles on display and in service
  • Crosville depot open to visitors
  • Free heritage bus service connecting Museum rally site with the railway station, the seafront and our depot
  • Heritage buses on historic WSM routes
  • Society and trade stalls
  • Ample on-site parking
  • Rally programmes, including timetables and details of vehicles taking part, will be available
  • much more - keep checking this page!

Heritage Bus Rides

Enjoy the thrills of public road transport from years gone by as you ride on a fantastic selection of historic vehicles from the Rally site. All bus rides from the rally site are free.
Subject to availability of vehicles and crews, we hope to also run some Mystery Tours from the rally site.

Steam Vehicles

'Elizabeth', our 1931 Sentinel Steam Bus, will be operating from the Helicopter Museum rally site. She will appear in her familiar maroon livery again, having returned from a thorough 'nut and bolt' refurbishment in early 2017. Our own 1920 Clayton & Shuttleworth Road Locomotive 'Sonsie Quine' will again be in action and we hope she will be joined by other steam road vehicles.

Crosville Depot Visits

Take a ride on a heritage bus to our Winterstoke Road depot, where some of our modern buses and coaches will be on display. The depot is not open to the general public at any other time.

Society Stalls

We hope that many society and trade stalls will be in attendance inside our depot and at the main rally site. Here you can browse or buy scale models, books & magazines, DVDs, collectables & memorabilia and much more.

Official Programme

We are producing a glossy, full colour booklet containing timetables, vehicle details and information on all activities during the day. These will be available at the Helicopter Museum rally site, our depot and on some heritage buses.

How to find the Rally site

The Rally is being held at the Helicopter Museum, Locking Moor Road

Arriving by train?

Our free bus service will call at WSM railway station on its way from our depot to the Helicopter Museum rally site. A timetable will be published nearer the time.

How to get involved

If you own a heritage bus, vintage car or traction engine you are invited to enter your vehicle for our rally. You can either show your vehicle in the static display area or allow it to be used (in the case of buses) on one of our special free services. Society and trade stalls will once again be welcome, this time for free. Entry forms can be downloaded using the links below.

If you are able and willing to volunteer as a marshal or bus conductor please either email or telephone 01934 635259 as soon as possible.

Visiting vehicle entry form
Trade/Society stall entry form


Vehicles mentioned above will appear subject to availability, fitness to run and operational requirements.