The RLH 50 (Regent Low Height) is bus number 50 out of 76 ever made. It was built in 1952 in England and operated until 1971 when it was imported to New Zealand by Waikato Brewery as a promotional vehicle. The RLH 50 was then donated to MOTAT (Museum Of Transport And Technology) in 1972 where it took children for rides. In 1975 it was stripped down for an overhaul, funds ran out, and it was removed from the road.
Since 1975 the bus has had other owners who planned to restore it to it’s former glory. Each owner worked extensively to attempt to repair the bus, however it never made it’s way back onto the road legally.
In 2015 Roadtrips Marlborough bought the bus and had it transported from Auckland to Blenheim. The project to rebuild and restore the bus took three years and we are pleased to have it operating in Blenheim for local tours.