The Miami's luxury coach was the envy of many.

"The Teddie & Tigers wagon carried gear and guys. The seats in the big wagon were from a Comet airplane. The small wagon was bought to carry the gear to the Isle of Man for our 1967 six week summer season.

"The vehicles had to be lifted on to the boat by crane, our wagon was too big so I bought a cheap little Bedford to carry the gear. We needed transport because we were resident in the Rendezvous café in Douglas 3 nights a week and on Fridays in Port St Mary town hall.

"On our nights off, Tuesdays and Saturdays , we went to the Palace Ballroom to see all the big names from England, Pink Floyd, Manfred Mann, the Who, The Move and so on, Sounds Incorporated were the resident band….what a life!" Teddie.

(thanks to Teddie Palmer and Colin Williams)
Some bands such as The Regal Showband, had an illuminated sign on the roof of their bus The Royal Showband's Mercedes L319 bandwagon was maliciously fire-bombed in London in the early 1960s
The Polka Dots from Omagh with their Commer bus Another Morris, this one belonging to Ballintubber's Rhythm Stars
The Young Earls from Portadown pictured with their Ford Transit custom bandwagon Red Barons from Armoy, Co. Antrim pictured with their Commer bandwagon in 1968
This photo was used in a Volkswagen publicity campaign The Exciters from Roscommon travelled in a Ford Thames bus
A rare photo of the Dixielanders and their bus The Students from County Antrim
The Rockin' Regency Swingtime Aces' VW at Shannon Airport

A change of name for Teddie Palmer'sband. Roadie Wesley Kernaghan stands beside the new Iveco with the Rumble Band Transit in the background.

Another VW - Malachy Sweeney's Céili Band
   
   
   
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