Mike Jefferies - Midland Red

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In an era when many coaches buses and coaches were still styled on theprinciples of the 1920s, the Birmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus companydesigned and built this wonderful looking vehicle, the C1. 

Obviously influenced by the styling of American "Greyhound"buses of the early 1940s, the C1 was first produced in 1948 and looked truly"Space-age" in comparison with other vehicles. Its most famous userwas Midland Red, who used the vehicles on Express Coach journeys from London tothe Midlands and South West among other places.

The vehicle seen in Mike Jefferies' painting is now preserved and can often be seen at Bus Rallies. 

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