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Back bumper of The Verb Bus

The Bus

Learn the story of our popular local landmark

"Get on the bus, Gus..."

Paul Simon

Can you dig it? A popular local landmark and one of our many mascots, our bus is the topic of many questions from guests and passersby alike. Here’s the full story of our classic Flxible bus, from 1947 to today.

Take a Ride on the

Flxible 24

from 1947 to Today!

Can you dig it? A popular local landmark and one of our many mascots, our bus is the topic of many questions from guests and passersby alike. Here’s the full story of our classic Flxible bus, from 1947 to today.

Take a Ride on the

Flxible 24

from 1947 to Today!

The Verb Bus steering wheel detail shot
  • 1947: The Flxible serial #8324 was manufactured and sold to the Liederbach Bus Company in Minneapolis. While in service with Liederbach, 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.
  • Early 1950s: The bus was purchased by Bemidjj Bus Lines, owned by Don Masterson. At the time, the livery was white and light grey. It became a charter bus and #24 in the Bemidji fleet.
  • 1966: It was sold to Dr. Aulick, in the Midwest, who converted it to a personal motor coach for his family. They made several upgrades and renovations, driving it around the country until its sale in 1990.
  • 1990: It was sold to Robert Rosteki in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He used it mostly for trips to Hershey, PA for the annual fall antique car show.
  • 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 won numerous awards over the years and was featured on the Speed Channel and Jay Leno’s Garage.
  • 2014: Steve Samuels purchased 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 has been used as the set of a series of Boston music scene interviews and small private acoustic performances that are available on The Verb Hotel YouTube channel. 
  • 2017: Most recently the bus has been featured in our very first music video with a locally based alt-rock band Dionysia! Their Great Dane got to ride shotgun, woof!
View out the front windows of The Verb Bus

The stars of 2018 film, Bohemian Rhapsody, pose in front of the Verb bus
Joseph Mazzello, Rami Malek (Winner of 2019 Oscar for Best Actor), Gwilym Lee

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