The Mountaineering Club have had another minibus accident. This time one of the wheels fell off the minibus while it was hurtling along the M54 around 9pm last Friday.
The bus was stopped twice when ?clunking? noises were heard, but nothing appeared amiss and the journey continued. The wheel finally sheared off, despite a number of safety features designed to prevent such a failure. Nobody was injured."
In my first year, a Union minibus (I forget the affectionate name the Transport Officer had given it), on a trip to Brighton, lost a window which fell out, the exhaust "just disappeared" only discovered while we are asking "wtf is that noise!", and to top it all, when we arrived back in Prince's Gardens, the back door swung off and the FLAT spare wheel made a run for it.
Needless to say this minibus remained in faithful service of the Union for a further 2 years!
And yes, we did have Transport Officers back then ;)
Back in 1982/3, we took delivery of a new white minibus one morning; by 1100 it had been hired by RCSU to transport Davy away from its hideout behind the Mines security desk.
Or the other brand new minibus whose run-in period consisted of a trip up to Glasgow to go to a mate's party. The following morning it was noted that the speedo needle was visibly bent where it had been forced against the stop on the dial.