Cover of the magazine from 1960
History and profile
Buses was published as Buses Illustrated from 1949 until 1968. The current editor is Alan Millar, based in Scotland. It also produces a yearbook, published in August every year for the next year. Buses is published on the third Thursday of each month.
A sister magazine, Buses Focus, featured more in-depth articles, although this dual format was dropped after a rationalisation of the bus industry and for publishing cost reasons, in favour of larger main magazine issues.
Due to the continued success of Buses magazine, they launched a show in 2014 called "Buses Festival" which takes place at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire every August and has recently held its third show at said venue. Buses Festival is one of the biggest shows for bus enthusiasts to visit a huge variety of modern and classic vehicles on display as well as a wide range of traders who sell bus models, literature, photos and bus accessories.
- Charles Dunbar: 1949–1950
- E J Smith: 1950–1959
- Alan Townsin: 1959–1965
- John Parke: 1965–1980
- Stephen C Morris: 1980–1999
- Alan Millar: 1999–
- "Mag ABCs: Full circulation round-up for the first half of 2013". Press Gazette. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
- Buses Festival
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