BUSBOYS RALLY - HISTORIC BUS SHOW
EVANSVILLE, IN. SEPT. 22-24 2017
The Busboys Collection will host a historic vintage bus rally at the newly restored former Greyhound Terminal in Evansville, Indiana.
September 22, 23, 24 - 2017
Dan & Stan Holter of the Busboys Collection are hosting this historic bus rally on site of the former Greyhound Terminal in recognition to this iconic landmark and to help promote the heritage of the bus industry. This rally will attract vintage buses from all over North America, as well as visitors worldwide to come view some of the rarest and unique vintage buses still operational, some never seen before by the general public. This Rally will be the largest gathering of vintage buses ever to be displayed in the U.S. for such a purpose, with the emphasis on 25 years old and older. The rally welcomes all vintage buses and converted motor homes alike regardless make or model, that were originally manufactured by a bus builder.
The agenda for this rally is primarily focused on gathering vintage buses together for public display, but will also host a variety of vendors selling industry related memorabilia, artifacts and other industry related products. The rally will also include vintage bus rides thru some of Evansville’s historic and prominent sights near the terminal. Visitors may participate in voting for their favorite buses, of which trophy’s will be awarded in multiple categories in recognition of the owners preservation efforts. The Rally will end with a bus parade thru the Evansville Downtown district with the longest parade ever of its kind.
The newly restored Greyhound Terminal is the result of an independent nonprofit organization (Indiana Landmarks) dedicated to preserving historic buildings. This beautifully restored building will house Indiana Landmark’s SW Regional office, and has leased the majority of its space to the new Bru Burger Bar which will be open to the public for both indoor & outdoor dining. Other food vendors will be on site as well as many local area restaurants near the rally for other choices.
The Busboys have arranged discounted rates from local nearby Hotels as Host Hotels for the Rally accommodating those who prefer to stay near the rally site. More information for other lodging options, RV sites and Rally info may be obtained thru various venues offered by the Busboys thru the following links.
Don’t miss the bus, we’ll see you in Evansville!
Web Site: www.busboyscollection.org
Evansville CVB info: www.visitevansville.com
Facebook: Busboys https://www.facebook.com/155921891261205/photos/515030788683645/
Busboys Collection is a vintage bus preservation endeavor of the Holter family, headed by brothers Dan and Stan - a.k.a. the Bus Boys, the American Bus Pickers.
Having grown up in this industry the brothers parents George & Marilyn Holter founded in 1959, this long history and experience of owning and running multiple bus operations thru the years has given them the appreciation and desire for preserving their industries heritage. The Busboys Collection endeavors started merely as a hobby later in life while running their Minnesota based Richfield Bus Company and Rochester City Lines operations. The Busboys endeavors provide people of all ages with a hands on experience to enjoy the history of transportation with various makes and models of many of North Americas buses.
Their vintage bus collection currently comprises of over 90 North American buses, including transit, (city) intercity, (over-the-road) as well as school buses and novelty vehicles. The collection encompasses eras from the 1930s on up to modern times. Many of the buses in this collection include either the last known surviving, or one of the last few left in existence of that model. Kenworth, REO, MACK, Flxible and Aerocoach are among some of the rarest manufacturers residing in the Busboys collection.
The Busboys mission is the preservation, restoration and continued operation of historic buses as they often travel to various venues to share with the public. The acquisition and collection of industry artifacts and memorabilia is another part of their collective efforts to preserve for the education, appreciation and enjoyment of the public as well.
The goal is to preserve yesterday's history for tomorrows generations with the hopes of possibly becoming an operating bus museum with a permanent independent site to display its buses, memorabilia and vast library of paper material available to the public for research. As a step working toward this goal, the Busboys have established a temporary museum setting within the facilities of its founders location in Bloomington Minnesota. The doors are open as a free venue for all to enjoy the endeavors and progress they've reached thus far.
The "Busboys Collection" is a registered nonprofit 501C3 organization in Minnesota.