Sunday, 7 December 2008

The prize for ugliest Routemaster design goes to...

16 comments:

Wireman said...

Wot's this about, then?

http://img.skitch.com/20081207-k5i6j655d93x333n7yb88iih87.jpg

The Troll said...

No you haven't missed anything. Some contestants have already been told that they have not won the competition, but the winner is still yet to be announced.

Tom said...

My goodness. It's got something like a 10m wheelbase! It's interesting to see how the muppets who enter this thing are trying hard to press all Boris's buttons for him. It's got more seats than a bendy bus, you know!

The Troll said...

I'm more fascinated by the strip-club style pole-dancing area. I would have thought Boris would have loved that.

Helen said...

Pole dancing, blacked-out windows, what more could any car-bound central London Tory need to persuade them out of their private vehicles?

The Troll said...

Oh yes the blacked out windows. What is that all about? Perhaps one does not want to be seen in one's public transport.

Tom said...

"what more could any car-bound central London Tory need to persuade them out of their private vehicles?"

Bouncers to keep out anyone without a private income?

The darkened window will be to avoid solar gain which, isn't a particular issue in winter, when the open platform will sort out any overheating nicely.

James said...

I fucking love it.

The Troll said...

James is happy!

Jujupiter said...

I thought of a stripping pole too! I think every bus should definitely have that.

Charlie Danger said...

It has ceiling-suspended seating. I hated it at first but am beginning to get quite excited around now.

The Troll said...

What's the advantage to having ceiling-suspended seating then?

Anonymous said...

what about this one
at www.conceptcadstudio.co.uk

The Troll said...

Oh yes that's definitely a contender.

Anonymous said...

Crossland design
is another entry that has used the maximum dimensions allowed for the bus 13.5m!!! The bus should be no more than 11m as they have to get round corners.

Tom said...

Informed bus cranks tell me that 13.5m buses won't fit in the garages, so it won't be that big. Indeed, I've no idea why that was even specified as a maximum dimension.