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METRO'S ADVERTISING BUSES - EARLY EXAMPLES

Some of the earliest examples of full body advertising appeared on the Leyland Nationals and Volvo B58's in Metro's fleet. These buses were getting towards the end of their time with Metro and so it appears that each bus shown here only carried one advertisement while in Metro service. Let's start with two of the Layland Nationals to carry advertising.

In this photo from the early 1990's bus 626 is seen carrying an advertisement for Table Cape margarine. Bus 626 carrying and advertisement for Table Cape margarine.
In some late afternoon shadow bus 634 displays advertising for TAA - an Australian national airline. Bus 634 carrying an advertisement for TAA - an Australian national airline.

The Volvo B58's were a popular bus with advertisers and a number carried full-body advertising.

Bus 47 carrying advertising for the Police Citizens Youth Club. In 1993 bus 47 was carrying this striking advertisement for the Police Citizens Youth Club.
A slightly more peaceful message for the PCYC was carried on this bus. A slightly more peaceful advertisement for the PCYC was carried on this bus.
A message that never seems to sink in displayed on bus 51 in 1993. A message that never seems to sink in appeared on bus 51 as shown here in 1993. I hope it sinks in with you -
SPEED KILLS - ESPECIALLY OUR KIDS
Bus 63 carrying advertising for a local furniture company. The luxury of leather in bus 63 - well the outside says leather but it was still vinyl inside.
Bus 70 advertising the introduction of a new ticketing system for Metro. When Metro introduced a new ticketing system bus 70 and a Leyland National were chosen to carry the advertising. Bus 70 was also the first bus in Metro's fleet to travel 750,000km before a major engine overhaul.


Metro adverising cover page Metro's Advertising Buses - Later Single Examples