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38405 - Daimler 'E' type/Metal Sections
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - this model was one of two issued on 20th June 2015, both of which feature Daimler E type AD7286 in a 'Clean Hong Kong' all-over livery. This version is on route 102 to Lai Chi Kok whilst the second (38406) is on route 3C to Tsz Wan Shan.

The bus - AD7286 was one of the 200 Daimler CVG6LX-34 buses purchased by KMB between 1969 and 1972, being classified by KMB as their 'Daimler E' class.  

The following is an extract from the Hong Kong Heritage Project Blog :-

"We started with a clean Hong Kong campaign (under Sir Murray MacLehose) and that was one of the first things I had to do when I ceased being just another writer of feature articles, I was put into the publicity unit as Chief Information Officer in charge of publicity and we ran the Clean Hong Kong Campaign with Lap Sap Chung as our mascot. Lap Sap Chung was a sort of quasi dragon like feature that was designed by a colleague Arthur Hacker who was in charge of our art department.  He wanted to design something repulsive that the public would hate because Lap Sap Chung is an antisocial person who litters you see and this was the, the thing that we all had to get rid of … this habit of littering so we had to get the Lap Sap Chung out of our lives and I think Arthur based him on a sort of gremlin like cartoon character from World War II and gave him a green skin and orange spots and we had life size Lap Sap Chung’s some of them containing people suited up as Lap Sap Chung making their appearances in public and being soundly kicked and thrashed by members of the public who wanted him out of their lives."

 
 Manufacturer of model  Cars Workshop
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Daimler 'E' series CVG6LX-34
 Prototype bodywork  Metal Sections
 Prototype length  10.5 metre
 Fleet number  -
 Registration number  AD7286
 Route number  102
 Destination  Lai Chi Kok
 Quantity  500
 Date released - Hong Kong 20th June 2015
   

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