WHEELS / MIDLAND RED COACHES!
To see our range of
Midland Red buses and coaches...
go directly to the
Our Vehicles page, or
go directly to the COACH HIRE pages.
Do have a good look around our website and enjoy some of the
You can even contribute - write in with your stories,
Midland Red memories, or about our Wedding Day Transport. We might print your article too.
looking for ex-Midland Red employees, and any film
that records any aspect of Midland Red - buses, garages, central
works, ex members of the Midland
Red Orchestra or Choir; and we are always looking to speak
with Midland Red experienced Engineers
too. We need your memories and experiences to record for the future
- film or ex employees please get in touch urgently on 07582 532133
or 07966 237888 - or get a relative or friend to contact
For all your Charabanc,
Bus and Coach Hire Enquiries
its always best to email us anytime: email@example.com giving
us full details of the itinerary with location addresses, times and
other full requirements, we will then respond with our
comprehensive costing document - something you can rely on to be
provided in style.
| THE BIGGEST
Vehicles For Hire -
for your Special Occasions
D9 "best remembered" double decker bus on a
Private Hire running between Bosworth Hall Hotel to
local railway stations after a conference with foreign
nationals. The red double decker - a great British
Above Photo: One of our smart new Leyland Royal Tiger
Doyen Coaches on tour in Worcestershire.
Museum of Transport Heritage project operates the classic
buses and coaches which represent Midland
We bring you the biggest range of vehicles for just
about any special occasion. Anything from our most popular bus
the unique vintage
Charabanc, and our very smart Midland Red D9 red
double decker, to our "Wheels Pioneer" single
decker coach which is in the Red and Black traditional Midland
Red coach livery too. We also have examples of traditional
Leyland Titan PD2 double decker - in the livery of the old
Stratford Blue Motor Services - itself owned by Midland Red
since the 1930's. Leyland Leopard coaches (one with Wheelchair Lift) and
two modern looking Leyland Royal Tiger coaches which you will often see
operating our Heritage Day Trip programme and Private Hire
duties - these examples are rapidly becoming "modern"
are available for Hire in the Midlands, for your group day trips with
experienced, professional and uniformed Drivers to help your
day out go well.
Buses & Coaches for Hire !
/ Midland Red Coaches have a number of unique buses
and coaches available for Hire for Special Occasions.
A Big Red Double
FOR HIRE in the Midlands !
See the COACH HIRE
pages for full details of this and other vehicles Wheelchair Accessible coaches and our unique
vintage Midland Red Charabanc
| More about
|Wheels is a transport themed specialist bus & coach company
For information on
our vintage and specialist BUSES & COACHES visit out Coach
Hire pages. Also see Our Vehicles
for photos and details of our fleet of unique and unusual vehicles.
We are experts in our
field of bus and coach operation and have many years
experience in the people moving business.
Our business is
inextricably linked with transport nostalgia, and our Wheels
Museum of Transport looks after the vintage fleet and
has a large collection of transport memorabilia which has been
collected over many years and strongly reflects the history of
Midland Red. We have also just secured TWO brand new
1940 Midland Red uniforms and we now have a Mannequin model
dressed as a 1940's Conductress too! We are looking for ANY
Midland Red memorabilia, photo's or films. Please contact us
if you can help.
The Midland Red
|We are urgently looking for any information on The Midland Red Concert
Orchestra and Midland Red Choir. This part of the Midland Red history is not
well documented, we are anxious to have
details of the Orchestra and Choir make-up, and any film, photographs or
memories that anyone may have.
performed in various places such as Town Halls, and especially around
the time of the Midland Red Tour Brochure launches. The
Company would visit towns and Cities in the area, present a film
show of the latest tours, and the Midland Red Concert
Orchestra and Choir would provide the musical entertainment.
We would like to
recreate The Midland Red Concert Orchestra - any help or ideas
would be welcomed.
Please contact us by
| Midland Red
/ Midland Red Coaches have produced a special run of
Limited Edition Centenary Prints. These
special large A2 sized canvas laid 170gsm paper prints show ten
famous Midland Red buses and the men who made them. The print
provided in a strong card postal tube - either collect from
our shop or by post. £24.99
See our shop page for further details
TOURISM SUPPORT GROUPS -
Northern Warwickshire, Tamworth,
Hinckley & Bosworth
are strong supporters of local Tourism, and were amongst the founder members of the Northern
Warwickshire Tourism Association, a group made up of
local businesses including Accommodation providers,
Attractions, Museums, Restaurants, Shops and specialist
businesses. Similar groups in surrounding areas
cover Hinckley & Bosworth and Tamworth,
Midland Red Coaches are always pleased to help and
participate in the group's aims and projects and urge
anyone who does business within or around the above
areas to make enquiries to ascertain the value and benefit for
your individual business. Joining empowers you and
increases the awareness of your business to others.
By joining, you are in good
company too - local members include Mallory Park, Bedworth Civic Hall,
Leathermill Grange, Hoar Park shopping and craft village,
Polesworth Abbey, Middleton Hall, Dobbies, Planters, Griff
House Hotel, George
Eliot Fellowship, Sketchley Grange Hotel, Drayton Manor,
Twycross Zoo, Shakerstone Steam Railway, Hinckley Island
Hotel, and a host of high
quality accommodation providers. There's also a Brewery, quality
pubs and places to eat. The groups also have the support of the area's
mayors and Town Centre Partnerships too.
See the website which
covers your area:
Hinckley & Bosworth Tourism
Northern Warwickshire Tourism
and Tamworth Area
Red Coaches are proud to support the UK Bus Awards.
We provide prizes of our Limited Edition Midland Red Centenary prints
and a place on our Gold Midland Red Bus Driver Experience Days.
international UK development charity who benefit from their
involvement with the awards help to improve Bus Driving
standards in Africa and the developing world.
Check Out these Latest Updates!
|Recent updates of
this web site:
updated: 2nd August 2014
| COACH HIRE
- Our Charabanc in
second series of BBC Drama -
- Midland Red
CINE FILM wanted for new project
RUNS using Midland Red.
- Coach as TV Studio
in Rock City Nottingham.
- Making a difference -
a birthday special experience. See our
for Pleasure page.
- New images of
latest Weddings and
George Eliot Tour
- see our latest news page
- Midland Red
Priceless Antiques Roadshow
- Our Charabanc
in BBC series The
- Highway to Heaven - Double Decker on Funeral Run.
- Corporate Visitors from Europe
buses for business page.
our BIG Red Double-Decker Bus.
- We can
Talk to your Group
all about the fascinating
history of the once empire-like Midland Red - "Bigger
than you ever imagined" and now five
New for 2014 - individual tickets available for some
talks in various Midland locations.
| BUSES FOR
very different - Our Bus Driver Experience Day
Available all year round.
See some of our customer letters
Birthday dream for David -
a Leicester bus
- More new
Midland Red Talks announced.
TRANSPORT - Our speciality
Of course and
as you would probably expect, we
operate a wide and diverse range of bus and coach hire
work, especially Heritage and Nostalgia based, but we
also offer unusual transport ideas for funerals,
Weddings, Anniversaries and corporate and tourism work, but
our Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are often taken up
operating meticulously planned transport for
Fridays and Sundays are now seen as alternative days for
Celebrations, sometimes more convenient, but often a lower cost alternative - yet still
enjoying the same facilities and services as more
traditional Saturday Celebrations.
See our Weddings and
Partnerships page for more pictures of our Wedding and Civil Partnership
Email your Wedding and Civil Partnership transport
enquiries together with any ideas you have which you
would like to include on your special day
Bloom - The City of Birmingham!
|Midland Red is a
name very close to the hearts of many people in and
around Birmingham - after all, Midland Red's 'proper'
name was The Birmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus
We are proud to
be involved with the Second City in the tours we
operate in Birmingham, but especially at Britain in
Bloom time, when our unique Charabanc is often used to
transport the Judges around the floral sites of this
It is wonderful
to see so many admirers when we bring our classic
vehicles to Birmingham, and especially enjoyable
to talk to the many ex-Midland Red employees who so
often come to tell us a story from "the good old
Photos: The Chara dressed perfectly for
the occasion! / Birmingham's ambassadors check everything is
ready / Two of the Judges pose by the Chara during a
break from judging.
17th November 2007 was a sad day for all Midland Red
enthusiasts as yet another ex Midland Red depot
disappears. Digbeth Coach Station closure was a media event
with live music, speeches and fireworks, and a display of
classic buses and coaches.
See our photo
slideshow of this special event, and a fuller story on our
a costing for a Private Hire please email with full
details - call us in emergency only 07582 532133
Monday to Friday).
bear in mind that we are all out on busy Saturday Wedding
Hires so the phone
may not always be manned.
Email is the best
method of contact. We don't offer quotes over the
telephone, but will give an exact price in our
comprehensive costing document by email once the itinerary
detail is known and finalised. As you would expect, we
never guess any detail for such special occasions. Go
to our Coach Hire pages to see more of what we can do.
Each of our vehicles have different prices for hire, and in
your costing document you will usually be offered a
choice of vehicles according to suitability and
availability for the time slot required.
Hire one of our vintage buses and coaches for a special
occasion, please email us with
full details of date, times
and full address of all places to: firstname.lastname@example.org
See our COACH HIRE pages for additional details
|SPECIALIST VEHICLES for
Coach Hire and Advice
Our exciting and
unique vintage and specialist fleet of buses and coaches cover
most of the Midlands area and are available for selected Private Hire
If you have a special occasion - a Wedding, Civil Partnership,
a special Birthday or Anniversary, or want to organise a special day out
or a Mystery Tour - email us.
We can help with planning itineraries, all styles of Wedding
and even Funeral Transport arrangements too.
Just email us at email@example.com
range of unusual and collectable telephones -some
original railway items!
We also have railway
oil paintings and other memorabilia.