The ‘Magic Bus’ is a 1965 Type 2 T1 left-hand drive panel van with US spec. and the classic 1,600cc ‘single port’ engine, which was retsored by VW specialists in the famous ‘VW Old Timer’ workshop. The Bus is specially branded with The Who’s famous target logo and iconic images of the original four band members, including Keith Moon and John Entwistle, designed by The Who’s art director Richard Evans, who has been working with the band for more then 30 years and has created several outstanding album covers as well as Tour Designs. In addition, Roger Daltrey and lead guitarist Pete Townshend have autographed the sun visors, while Richard Evens signature can be found on the interior side panel.
The Who and the VW Kombi, two ’60s icons, are coming together with the Teenage Cancer Trust to help the charity serve stricken young adults and teenagers. The competition to win The Who Magic bus was launched in April 2008 by The Who’s Roger Daltrey CBE, patron of Teenage Cancer Trust, at the opening night of the charity’s annual concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in London. People from all over the world entered the competition by paying £5 a ticket, with all net proceeds going to Teenage Cancer Trust.
The competition attracted an overwhelming majority of entries from the UK, a large number from the USA and Germany, as well as entries from Switzerland, Canada, Spain and France.Anthony Jones from Irlam in Manchester is the lucky winner of the competition that raised over £32,000 for the charity. He was selected at random from a total of 8,878 entrants from around the world.
Paper model scale is 1/35.