The Flxible #24 Clipper
Learn the history behind our 1947 Greyhound Flxible Clipper!
- 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!