Sunday, 29 July 2012
Oakley's Party Limos have continued to go from strength to strength and have recently expanded the fleet with 2 new additions. As many of you will have seen on The Hoe last weekend, they have recently converted Optare Excel P152 CTV as their latest party bus. Owner, Paul Oakley, does all the conversion work himself, and I think you'll all agree, to a very high standard. Certainly looked extremely smart when displayed last Sunday.
The latest addition though, added only a couple of days ago, is this interesting Van Hool (LAG Motorcoach) EOS 180Z. I had at first thought K100 EOS must have been a private registration, surely this wasn't from 1992!? But indeed with many thanks to Graeme Selway, with his far superior knowledge, this is indeed its original reg, K100 being new to Coach Stop (Hopes) of Leigh on Sea. She then passed to McLeans of Whitney before its ultimate demise in January of this year, then passing to another local operator, this being Walter's of Forest Hill from whom she has just been purchased from. A very interesting company which is quite frankly blog worthy in its own right, and hence I shall return to this in due course. Certainly a very interesting, and rare thing to find in the UK, and it certainly seems to be in good condition. I have been reliably formed she performed faultlessly and with gusto on the trip back down to Plymouth on collection. This coach will now join the Van Hool bodied Scania K113 in the private hire fleet, rather than being converted for party use.