My name is Tom and I’m the proud owner of what has been called ‘The Most Famous Bus In The World’ – Paul McCartney’s 1972 Wings Tour Bus
Its 3 year Mission Ticket To Ride Restoration completed it was successfully unveiled in front of 90,000 people over 3 days at The Classic Motor Show at The NEC the weekend of 11th, 12th and 13th November 2022.
It was then featured on ITV News, BBC News, The Birmingham Mail, Classic Car Weekly, Coach & Bus Week (5 page spread), Bus & Coach Preservation (6 page spread) and many more publications. The Daily Telegraph visited us as did The Daily Mail.
Out of 3,000 exhibits it was 1972 Wings Tour Bus that was chosen to go on the Classic Motor Show event flyer that went out to 250,000 classic car enthusiasts. We were on the FBHVC – Federation of British Historic Vehicles stand at the entrance to Hall 5. The FBHVC has 250,000 members with millions worldwide through affiliates and they have followed the story of our restoration since December 2020.
Live bands played on The McCartney Stage for the three days. On Sunday 13th November Wings legend Howie Casey played and the reaction was brilliant. Howie signed our Guest Book and wrote us a great compliment, “I’m AMAZED”.
Many exciting events are being planned for 2023 and Chris Evans has provisionally booked the bus for Car Fest 2023.
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1972 Wings Tour Bus
70 years of history including its 7,500 mile tour with Paul McCartney on that family and band adventure, its roller-coaster Ticket To Ride restoration and unveiling at The Classic Motor Show at The NEC, plans for the future.
The McCartney Mobile Stage
The open-top deck has been re-imagined and engineered to create a mobile performance space. Inspired by The Beatles Rooftop Concert & named in honour of its very own superstar. The live music proved the hit of the show.
In The News
BBC News, ITV News, Classic Car Weekly even News Canada and more…
In 1972 with the sights and sounds of Woodstock ’69 still echoing around the world Geoff Cleghorn, friend of Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, The Who et al had just completed a giant mural for Keith Moon of The Who and was commissioned to create a Woodstock, Magical Mystery Tour, Yellow Submarine inspired artwork on the bus.
That 70’s retro artwork has been re-imagined for 2022. A photographer showed up at The NEC with a model and did a mini fashion shoot using the artwork as a backdrop.
1972 Wings Tour Bus with The McCartney Stage is now available for hire to sprinkle Beatles-McCartney stardust on the best events, festivals, artist launches, music projects, music videos, fashion photo-shoots and as a creative writer’s suite.
Including The Classic Motor Show at The NEC
We are looking to hook up with great pr companies to join forces with great brands that share the same values that the bus represents for advertising campaigns, music videos, fashion photo-shoots etc.
If you need any more info please get in touch.
Paul McCartney’s 1972 Wings Tour Bus
PRESERVING PAUL McCARTNEY’S YESTERDAY
In the Summer of ’72, The Summer Of Wings Paul McCartney chose WNO 481 as the 1972 Wings Tour Bus & took it rockin’ & rollin’ across Europe after the glory days of The Beatles. With its world-famous rock superstar on board this amazing family and band adventure the tour was hotly pursued by the world’s media for over 7,500 miles across 9 countries and 25 cities.
Paul McCartney’s 1972 Wings Tour Bus WNO 481 became a Legend Of Rock & Road and landed the title “The Most Famous Bus In The World”
THE AMAZING HISTORY AT A GLANCE
Heritage, Rock & Roll, Hollywood, TV.
Paul McCartney, Roger Moore’s 007, Julie Andrews, Cilla Black, Trevor Brooking.