THE VERB HOTEL BUS

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THE VERB HOTEL BUS
THE VERB HOTEL BUS
History, Photos, and Information
THE FLXIBLE 24 FROM 1947 TO TODAY
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1947: The Flxible serial #8324 was manufactured and sold to the Liederbach Bus Company in
Minneapolis. While in service with Leiderbach the bus hit a horse drawn trolley. There was
considerable damage to the front and the bus was not drivable. It was flat-bedded back to the
Loudonville Ohio factory. The collision damage was repaired and the bumpers were upgraded to the
newer 50's Flxible look.
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Early 1950s: The bus was purchased by Bemidjj Bus Lines. Don Masterson owned the bus as the
owner of Bemidji Bus Lines. Then, the livery was white and light grey. It became Bus #24 in the
Bemidji fleet (Not from the serial number but the 24th bus of the fleet). In the Bemidji fleet, it was a
charter bus.
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1966: It is sold to Dr. Aulick, in the midwest, who converted it to a personal motor coach for his family.
They made several upgrades and renovations, and owned and drove it around the country until its sale
in 1990.
THE FLXIBLE 24 FROM 1947 TO TODAY
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1990: It is sold to Robert Rosteki in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He used it mostly for trips to Hershey, PA for
the annual fall antique car show.
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1996: Marc Olimpio saw it for sale at the Hershey car show. He bought it and put an additional $60K
into restoring the magnificent vehicle as it exists today. It has won numerous awards over the years
and was featured on the Speed Channel and on Jay Leno’s Garage.
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2014: Steve Samuels purchases the bus from Marc in Maine and it becomes a permanent part of the
Verb Hotel. Since it has found its new home, it has chauffeured 14 pre-teens to a One Direction
concert in Foxboro, MA; been the set of a group photoshoot with the band, Guster; and is currently
being used as the set of a series of Boston music scene interviews and small private acoustic
performances that will all be available soon at the Verb Hotel website and Youtube channel. The
creative future of little #8324 is endless!
PHOTOS IN VARIOUS STATES OF RENOVATION
PHOTOS IN VARIOUS STATES OF RENOVATION
PHOTOS IN VARIOUS STATES OF RENOVATION
PHOTOS IN VARIOUS STATES OF RENOVATION
PHOTOS OF THE BUS AT THE VERB HOTEL
PHOTOS OF THE BUS AT THE VERB HOTEL
PHOTOS OF THE BUS AT THE VERB HOTEL
PHOTOS OF THE BUS AT THE VERB HOTEL