Murray Oliver makes it to the UK Coach Driver of the Year Finals at the 61st UK Coach Rally.
Murray, Principal Solicitor at specialist law firm Oliver Legal Solicitors joined the team at Stanley Travel to drive one of the 3 vehicles entered into the Rally this year. The vehicle, a 5 year old Plaxton Profile, has been a regular attender since 2010 when it appeared as a new coach.
The Rally consists of a 50 minute drive around the local area taking into account narrow country lanes and picturesque towns where drivers have to travel at set average speeds to avoid penalty points. This is followed by "dressage in coaches" where drivers must reverse into garages, drive accurately over a bulls eye and complete a parallel park amongst other things. The top 10 drivers who complete this test on Saturday are entered into the finals on Sunday.
All three of Stanley Travel's drivers including Murray were sucessful in passing through to the finals of the competition.
Murray Oliver said "It has been great fun being part of the Stanley Travel Team and an honour to be one of their drivers in this competition. I have been involved in the Rally as a Judge for the last 5 years and it has been good to experience the Rally from the other side."
On the Sunday all of the coaches were prepasred to showroom condition for the Concour d'Elegance.