National Colouring Contest

Here we have a curiosity, dating from 1981, the International Year of Disabled People. Crosville employees and their families were invited to win themselves a crisp fiver. All they had to do was design a livery on a template of a Crosville bus. The company’s invitation to participate was on one side and the template on the other. It’s a long read… See you down below!

Well, in the end, they did not paint a two-door National in a special livery, nor convert one with ramps. There was a Bristol RE converted, SRG213, but I don’t remember now what the year was. Was that the bus that emerged from this project?

It’s a bit late now, but if you fancy a go anyway, you can print out and colour in the competition image below and e-mail your entry to crisparmour at gmail . com. Though I can’t return any entries you could win a prize if I show it here.

Want some more? Here’s an International Colouring Contest for you… if the National has left you wanting more colouring book therapy, you could still participate in the contest referred to in the song… simply download Lucia Pamela’s book and fill it all in. In your own time: I think the deadline has passed, Lucia Pamela is no longer with us and… swizzz… no winner was ever announced. If I receive any entries for either, I will be true to my word…