Happy New Year from the 1972 Wings Tour Bus

Published: 18/01/2022

Here's wishing a Happy New Year to everyone at FBHVC.

Big thanks from 1972 Wings Tour Bus WNO 481 for all the help, support and good wishes received throughout 2021.

This year we're looking forward to completing the restoration of this iconic and historic vehicle and seeing you at events planned for 2022 which marks the 50th Anniversary year of Paul McCartney's legendary and pivotal 1972 Wings Over Europe Tour. 

It's well documented how much he loves buses and they have even provided inspiration for his songwriting. Considering Paul McCartney's output in late 1972 and 1973, Red Rose Speedway, Oscar nominated Live & Let Die and of course the song that brought Paul McCartney back to the pinnacle of stadium rock; Band On The Run etc. it is a tantalising possibility that the experience of touring on our bus  and listening to the ‘music’ coming from the wonderful Gardner 5LW engine for almost 2 months may have contributed to the inspiration behind those incredible classic songs.

When Paul chose ex Eastern National and Eastern Counties open top double-decker Bristol KSW 5G ECW reg no. WNO 481 at the time a 20 year old seaside special to be the 1972 Wings Tour Bus he created our Legend Of Rock & Road complete with artwork inspired by The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour and Yellow Submarine and which carried the peace and love invitation, "We come in peace, we come to play, we come to have a good time, we Come Together - Join us."

Happy New Year from Tom, Brad, Steve and all The Busketeers Restoration Team. 

Let's make 2022 The Year Of The Bus.

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