Portsmouth has in the past held a number of Bus Rallys, one a year, where many old buses and some top of the range ones were displayed to the public. There was also the change to go on free vintage bus rides around Portsmouth. People bring the buses from all round the country both private and companies.
So this gives you the opportunity to remember what buses used to be like or to look at the latest buses. The event usually lasted a couple of days and was usually hosted on the Common. Entrance to this was free and so it was worth, if you lived in the area, going to look at them. There was also the chance to buy some of the old merchandise, like ticket roles, ticket machines etc.