I bought a ticket at the Magic Bus office somewhere near Picadilly Circus in November of 1976. $125 to New Delhi. It was like getting away with murder.
I would like very much to get in touch with anyone connected with that bus - owners, drivers, passengers. I've written a story about it. Can remember a few names. The drivers were two Birmingham cabbies - Ainsley (nickname 'Jiggs' or 'Jinx' and Noel Cahill, originally from Dublin. No love lost between those two.
The owner, or owners rep, maybe, was a gal from New Zealand. Can't remember her name at all. Robert 'Floss' Cross was a passenger - a Londoner I think. Axel and Graham, a pair of Aussies. Didier Hall and Daisy Bruni from Paris. Bert Bialek, and older American guy who had been on the road for a decade. Dolly and Peter, a couple from Holland. Marianne, also from Holland.
The bus kept breaking down and it took us three weeks to get there. Six days in or near Zagreb while mechanical chaps tried to solve the fuel pump problems. What fun.
Looking for connections here. Thanks.