Rugby Routes Remembered

Rugby Routes Remembered is an event that was organised by 2 residents of the town. As members of the Leicester Transport Heritage Trust, they requested that the group's BMMO S22 re-create some of the Midland Red routes in the town. On an often wet, and windy day, the ex Midland Red semi-coach drove through some of the most picturesque areas of the town, and surrounding countryside. With compact cameras providing some driver's eye views, and 6 HD cameras on the roadside, this is a captivating film, and includes some of the history of bus routes in Rugby.

DVD PAL; 34 minutes £7.99

Now available.

The Longest Route

The BMMO S22 used in the Rugby Routes Remembered film, also re-created a run on what was the longest stage-carriage service in the UK. Created in 1929, the X91 ran 112 miles from Leicester to Hereford via Stratford, and Evesham. With onboard compact cameras, creating driver or conductor's eye views, this film shares some aspects of the classic London to Brighton film of the 50s and 60s, plus some picturesque shots of the S22 in some of the more iconic locations on the route.

Hereford Hopper Stops Here

Hereford Hopper Stops Here is the story of the closure of First's ex Midland Red garage in Hereford, in September 2015.

These DVDs are in the final stages of production. Please call back for further information, ring us on 07857 530867, or email us, david@davideo.co.uk.


Kings of the Road 50 cover
Kings of the Road - 50th Anniversary Run

2nd November 1959 heralded the Motorway Age. Midland Red were once more at the forefront with specially developed 85mph coaches, and introduced the first non-stop motorway express service, between Birmingham and London, slashing journey times of over five hours to just over two.

50 years later, on 31st October 2009, a preseved Midland Red C5 coach, and a preserved CM6t coach re-create the run.

Including colour archive film from 1959, shot by the Midland Red's own film unit.

Interviews with Jim Pearson, and Bob Richards of the Midland Red Development Department.

Format : DVD Running time: 60 mins. Price: £17.99

Last Day of the Metrobus

Last day of the Metrobus Cover
Between 1978 and 1989, West Midlands PTE (Later West Midlands Travel) purchased over 1000 Metrobuses. They were 'Buses built in Birmingham, for Birmingham'. They served the company for over 30 years, the last three running in service on 24th July 2010, from Acocks green bus garage in Birmingham.

The garage made the day into a special event, and donated all fares taken on the day to charity.

With interviews with Nationa Express West Midlands management, drivers, and fitters, this film is a fitting tribute to the reliabilty, and economy of thebus which was the mainstay of the fleet for such a long time.

Filmed entirely with HD cameras.

Format : DVD Running time: 17 mins. Price: £3.99

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The DAVideo Team

The DAVideo crew in Victoria Coach Station (October 31st 2009)

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...But, obviously, this is currently impossible because of lockdown.
We are currently working on some extra special videos which you will be able to watch on line. More details to follow shortly.

New video on YouTube

We have recently uploaded a new video to YouTube. Metrobus 40 is a film of the 40th Anniversary celebrations of the launch of the MCW Metrobus. The celebration was held at the Transport Museum at Wythall on 27th May 2019.
Nine Metrobuses ran a 'happy hour' service between Wythall and the Maypole, and a number of ex-MCW design staff visited the museum.

All our YouTube videos on one Playlist

All our YouTube videos can now be watched by clicking this link