Formed in 1954 by the late T.B. Collinge, with the official approval of the then Ribble Motor Services, to record details of Ribble & Standerwick fleets and details of the operators who worked joint services with them.
Subsequently the REC has expanded into recording details of most of the major and minor operators within the North West of England.
An illustrated Bulletin [normally an average of 32 pages] is distributed to all members each month.
As well as being recognised as one of the most 'up to date' hard copy fleet changes sources the Bulletin contains photographs, details of service changes, articles from the archives going back many years, readers letters and as space permits members reminiscences.
The sales department stocks a comprehensive range of transport related items which include new and second hand books, magazines, comprehensive range of photographic prints, models etc. The sales team can normally be found operating at major rallies in the North West and at Museum open days plus limited stocks are available on the whole day tours to operators premises.
Visits & Tours
Several of these take place during the year and in the past have included visits to operators garages/depots, preservation centres, rallies, coachbuilders and other places of transport interest. Both modern and vintage vehicles have been used for tours. A comprehensive selection of images of the vehicles seen on past tours can be found on Mal Jones web site - to view please click on the link below:
Kindly download the membership form in the 'Membership Application Form' folder by left clicking to enlarge then right clicking to bring up menu - choose save image to your computer from the menu. Then print off saved image.