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Author Topic: Who has the best and worst looking bus 2008?  (Read 3503 times)
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« on: January 29, 2008, 01:20:45 PM »

I sincerely hope not to hurt anyone's feelings on this but I'd like a vote as to the best looking and maybe the ugliest bus in the group. I'm talking exterior cosmetics, not interior etc.
Personally I think my bus currently ranks in the lower third, maybe even lower 10 percentile and I really hope to change that. Although I'm not real familiar with everyone's bus I think Nick may have the best looking or at least among the top.   

Who wants to nominate someone for the best looking bus?
Please only nominate yourself for the ugliest!

While we're at it, who wants to nominate the best interior? (Doesn't someone here have a really nice Prevost?)
Most creative use of space?
Best technology?
Nicest vintage bus?

I'd love to see some pictures and results since we can't all be at a rally at once or something.



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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2008, 01:36:19 PM »

Ya won't hurt my feelings.

We've been kicked out of hourly rate campgrounds for bein' too ugly!



Our bus is so ugly, Henry Ford slapped everyone of the GM boys when it was built!
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2008, 01:51:45 PM »

how's this for ugly?

In a former life it was Hoyt Axton's "ROSIE" & he loved touring in it.
Too bad it has suffered so much neglect . . .
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2008, 02:52:56 PM »

I'll volunteer the ugly



but it'll improve  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2008, 06:51:19 PM »

And now my past contestants....

Kyle- Yes #598
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2008, 07:25:11 PM »

Dave (Paladin), your bus isn't even close to mine in ugly.  Your bus at least has nice white sides.  My bus has a whole mismatch of different color panels covering the windows.  The aluminum panels are preprimed, but they were seconds and came from various different batches.

Painting is fairly far down my priority list as I can't afford a professional painter and I don't have a building yet to do it myself.
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2008, 07:28:36 PM »

Kyle, I got some bad news bud....those local kids done went and stole one of your wheels!   Grin
Hope you can find it! 
Those SCs sure look good, but too much work for an old geezer.   
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2008, 07:51:12 PM »

Think I'm glad I didn't show up............... Undecided  Might have been out classed, under classed...or worse yet, out cast......
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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2008, 06:24:27 AM »

Don't know about the ugliest (mines pretty close), but my vote for best looking is the guy with the 45 ft red scenicruiser. You know the one. I don't recall his name. Didn't get to meet him or see the bus up close, unfortunately, but it's by far the most awesome looking bus I've ever seen.

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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2008, 06:37:52 AM »

Don't know about the ugliest (mines pretty close), but my vote for best looking is the guy with the 45 ft red scenicruiser. You know the one. I don't recall his name. Didn't get to meet him or see the bus up close, unfortunately, but it's by far the most awesome looking bus I've ever seen.
The 45'6" (he wanted it to be bigger than a Prevost) red Scenicruiser belongs to Pat McNeil. It is a beautiful bus.  Jack

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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2008, 10:34:09 AM »

I got a chance to see big red at the rally and talk with pat, his bus is by far the best example of what creative engineering can do, he's got an awesome bus and he seems to be a great guy.
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« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2008, 11:54:20 AM »

I'd love to see this bus, are there any pics?

-Dave


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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2008, 12:18:16 PM »

Kyle, I got some bad news bud....those local kids done went and stole one of your wheels!    Grin
Hope you can find it! 
Those SCs sure look good, but too much work for an old geezer.   
JR

I think it was two of 'm. And I ain't gonna get in on this vote'n thing since I ain't got no dog in that race. (except hav'n one awesome look'n unconverted 45' Setra! LOL!) But no Dave, Gumpy, even Dallas and some others your buses aren't even close to some of the buses I see on my trips from time to time! As for Brian's well I can't say it's the ugliest, but he did take an ugly Dina and make it uglier! LOL! (sorry Brian I couldn't resist as I never have like the looks of a Dina :multi colored or not!)

Grin  BK  Grin

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« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2008, 12:23:20 PM »

Hey BK, Watch out or the Closeted Dina Lover's group will come out of the woodwork and admonish you.

My Vote ofr ugliest is the New Eagle......LOL
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« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2008, 12:25:32 PM »

Hey BK, Watch out or the Closeted Dina Lover's group will come out of the woodwork and admonish you.

My Vote ofr ugliest is the New Eagle......LOL

LOL! Ok, well I will second that vote for the "NEW" Eagle as the ugliest!
Grin  BK  Grin
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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2008, 01:06:15 PM »

Looking through these picture's http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=2547.0
I like "Bosshosssport96", Page 10 I think.
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« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2008, 01:13:37 PM »

Kyle,

Hoyt had that bus on the cover of one his Albums. I have a copy.
Enjoy.....
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« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2008, 01:30:37 PM »

who on the board or this group has a model 25 Eagle Tekebird, go ahead have your fun and laugh at a hard working American family doing something unheard of today building an American product
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« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2008, 01:34:34 PM »



Yes, that's an avocado green awning on top of orange and black brush paint.  Thankfully the new bus has no paint!
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« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2008, 02:08:58 PM »

I think I have the ugliest EAGLE!!!!!!!!!!!! And it's 40 years old.......So there...... Wink
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« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2008, 02:20:55 PM »

I think  I have the best and worst looking bus...wait...did I understand the question correctly?
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« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2008, 02:53:29 PM »

Our bus is so ugly, when we pulled up at Taco Bell everyone there headed for the border!

Our Bus is so Ugly, "Pimp My Ride" said it was better off working the street corner at the Landfill

Our bus is so ugly, our cats try to bury it.

Our Bus is so ugly, Raid wanted to use it for a Roach Motel, but the Roaches went to Motel MC9 instead.

Our Bus is so Ugly, when we auditioned it for the movie "Speed", the Overpass fell two hours before our appointment.

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« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2008, 03:05:37 PM »

There is no such thing as an ugly bus!!!!
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« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2008, 05:33:24 PM »

luvrbus....nobody has an Eagle 25 because they have not produced a complete on yet.......as for hardworking family making american product.......yet to bee seen

many years no product more than 12 months following their public statemtn of a rollout date

At least Sam Walker had some product out there.......ripped some people off but he had the capability and some product.

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« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2008, 05:48:07 PM »

How bout a vote for ol' Red-@$#!!!!


Careful Dallas, Milecent might hear your typing,  anyway, shes a bute, especially when the drivers not in the windshield Grin Cheesy




I'd like to throw in a vote for the Flex at kyles non-rally for Purdiest!!
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« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2008, 06:23:17 PM »

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who on the board or this group has a model 25 Eagle Tekebird, go ahead have your fun and laugh at a hard working American family doing something unheard of today building an American product

There is more to the "American Dream" than owning a business, you must produce a marketable product.  Personally I have always liked Eagles and considered buying one. The 25 is one ugly bus!  Not to mention the state of production which has been discussed in other threads.

What do I know....  I own a Fishbowl which many consider to be one of the uglys!
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« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2008, 06:49:22 PM »

buddydawg,

although the Fishbowl is now beautycontest winner, I don't think the folks at the GM Design studio had that in mind....but rather Purpose built functionality.

thats why they made those things for 30 some years basically unchanged......them they were made for a bit longer with some evamping as the MCI Classic
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« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2008, 12:31:27 AM »


Don't know about the ugliest (mines pretty close), but my vote for best looking is the guy with the 45 ft red scenicruiser. You know the one. I don't recall his name. Didn't get to meet him or see the bus up close, unfortunately, but it's by far the most awesome looking bus I've ever seen.




Here's a pic of Pat McNeil's Scenicruiser for y'all to drool over!  Taken at Bussin' 2004 in Arcadia.

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« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2008, 05:37:58 AM »

I'd like to throw in a vote for the Flex at kyles non-rally for Purdiest!!

That would be Dave & Carol Lang's bus. A beautiful FLX!  Jack
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