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Best Bus February winner announced

The February winner of ABC’s Best Bus, brought to you by VDI Australia, takes us to the Ballarat suburb of Wendouree

It may be completely different to the scenery seen in the winner of Best Bus January, but that doesn’t make the February Best Bus photo winner any less impressive.

While the January photo, courtesy of Paul Williams, took us to the stunning peaks of New Zealand’s Aoraki Mt Cook, the February winner from Greg Pye at Bentleigh Coaches brings Best Bus back to lower land in the outskirts of Ballarat.

Before we get into Pye’s winning photo, there are other worthy entrants deserving recognition for Best Bus February, sponsored by VDI Australia.

Existing winner Damian Shiambi sent through another wonderful photo of two Ventura buses climbing hills near the ocean and deserves an honourable mention for the eye-catching shot. Brett Hewitt’s consistent feed of Firefly photos paid dividends in February as he was a worthy finalist for his latest photo, while Sarah Hansen’s collection of Langley’s double-deckers made for an entertaining submission.

While these three photos were all brilliant, they couldn’t top Greg Pye from Bentleigh Coaches’ winning photo of a shiny Volvo/Coach Concepts coach out the front of Lake Wendouree.

The Volvo B11R coach, bodied by Coach Concepts, was purchased brand new from CMV Truck & Bus by Anguscorp, trading as Bentleigh Coaches, in February 2021. With 57 fixed coach seats and a Volvo I-Shift included, the coach is a consistent perform for the Bentleigh Coaches fleet.

“This photo was taken just outside ‘Pipers by the Lake’ on Wendouree Parade in Wendouree,” Pye told ABC.

Following his win, Pye and the Bentleigh Coaches team have received a free 12-month subscription to ABC Magazine, while the winning photo is live as ABC’s Facebook page cover photo for all of February.

If you want to be like Pye and have your best photo shown off courtesy of Best Bus, brought to you by VDI Australia, then don’t forget to send through your photos for March and the rest of 2024 via our website or by keeping an eye on our Facebook page for more details.

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