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Ad-wrap reports

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Welcome to the Vancouver "Ad-Wrap Report" Section! (Apparently, since the admin made me start a new post dedicated to ad-wraps, I might as well begin with a speech :P )

First of all............let me provide a defintion of an "ad-wrap". An "Ad-wrap" is a bus physically wrapped in vinyl, covering the entire body on the curbside, streetside and rear. Occassionally, there may be campaigns covering only the streetside or the curbside. (Happened twice in Vancouver: Bell Mobility Campaign and Solo Mobile Campaign) In a situation as such, these campaigns will be treated as "ad-wraps" as well, therefore meeting the criteria of this post. Aside from the exceptional situation as I just described, please do not confuse the term "fullwrap" with the following list of terms:

King: A Banner covering a portion of the body under the windows
King + Headliner: Two banners covering portions of the body on the side of the bus, above and below the windows
Seventies: A banner covering a portion of the back below the rear window
Bike Rack: An ad placed in the holder mounted on bike racks of buses
Interior Card: Advertisements displayed in the form of plastic cards mounted in the interior, on the compartment directly above the seats.

Expected Criteria of this section includes:

1.) New ad-wrap report!

2.) Daily "General" Ad-Wrap sighting. You can report a sighting of an ad-wrap that has been reported in the past, but please include the following list of information: Vehicle fleet number, route number, block number if possible (or time and location of where your bus has been spotted), campaign involved..........the minimum expectation from all posters is the fleet number of the bus you saw OR the campaign involved with the bus you spotted + Route Number
(An Example will be as following: "Spotted 2146 on route 10 run-25 with a Tim Hortons Ad-Wrap")

3.) Photo-sharing..........share your lovely photos of colorful buses with your community.

Again, this is NOT the place for overly-dedicated transit fans who would like to point out every single piece of banner posted at the exterior of the bus that took you to school or work!

Alright, let's hope everyone will have fun throughout this new round of discussions focused on ad-wrap sightings! Please refrain from posting fake sighting reports, be respectful and honest with your fellow members in your local transit-fan community! =)

Please refer to the list below for current ad-wrapped buses running in Vancouver. This list is updated as changes occur over time, so it is up-to-date!

Current Ad-Wrapped Buses in Vancouver

New Flyer E40LFR

2143: VanCity

2151: BC Heart & Stroke Foundation (halfside wrap)

2164: Peak FM 102.7

2165: Granville Island

2169: JRFM 97.3

2182: BC Heart & Stroke Foundation (halfside wrap)

2243: VanCity

2262: Granville Island

New Flyer E60LFR

New Flyer C40LFR
P3313: Vancity
P3358: Vancity

New Flyer D40LF


New Flyer D40LFR


New Flyer D60LF

New Flyer DE60LFR

Orion V Suburban

Novabus LFS (2nd generation diesel)
N9733: North Shore Auto Mall

N9755: Jim Pattison Toyota North Shore
N9780: Jim Pattison Lexus

Novabus LFS (T-drive HEV)
B9423: Vancity

Novabus LFS (T-Drive Diesel)

West Vancouver Blue Bus

Last Updated: May 14th 2015

Entries highlighted in RED = Questionable status, possibly unwrapped but unconfirmed until otherwise noted!

Please report if you spot any unwrapped buses or new ad-wraps!

Dave

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NEW Ad-Wrap Report

Another Nova HEV wrap! Burnaby 9411 wrapped for Tim Hortons, spotted on 123 yesterday. Special thanks to Vitus for calling Vancouver's favourite ad-wrap hotline to submit his information! :lol:

Perfect sunlight angle at New West Station, as the bus is making a turn from 8th Street onto Columbia Street:

http://www.trans-continental.ca/vancouver/...ortons_left.jpg

Right turn into Brentwood Station:

http://www.trans-continental.ca/vancouver/...rtons_right.jpg

Layover at Brentwood Station:

http://www.trans-continental.ca/vancouver/..._TimHortons.jpg

Leaving Brentwood Station:

http://www.trans-continental.ca/vancouver/...imHortons_B.jpg

Rear shots:

http://www.trans-continental.ca/vancouver/...mHortons_rl.jpg

http://www.trans-continental.ca/vancouver/...mHortons_rr.jpg

Both V7207 and 2146 have been wrapped for Tim Hortons. V7207 also features an exterior LED display incorporated into the design!

V7207 on route 7 yesterday:

http://www.trans-continental.ca/vancouver/adwraps/2010/#58

Just click on the link above, and you will see all the photos of 7207 stored under "ad-wrap" section.

Another group of photos have been stored under "1996 New Flyer D40LF" section, here they are:

http://www.trans-continental.ca/vancouver/1996nfd40lf/#172

2146 on route 10 yesterday:

http://www.trans-continental.ca/vancouver/adwraps/2010/#21

http://www.trans-continental.ca/vancouver/2006nfe40lfr/#90

Look around and you will find the other pictures.............this is my first time making a sighting report using the new restyled web layout developed with the generous assistance by Dennis TT!

Enjoy!

Dave

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So you find the full wrapped, green Nova in Burnaby yet? :lol:

S7345 still has the Guildford wrap so it's not he Tim Hortins bus in Surrey, and 7292 is covered in ads.

Chris Cassidy

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[split off from special sightings] Ad-wrap related stuff goes in here. All photos and reports of NEW ad wraps (i.e. ones of which photos have NOT already been posted) go in here. Please do not post general sightings of ad-wrapped buses on this route or that route, although it may be noted in here if a wrap has been removed.

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I saw a trolley wrapped for the Canucks sitting in VTC this morning. Did not get the fleet number as I noticed it the last second but it looked pretty good.

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I saw a trolley wrapped for the Canucks sitting in VTC this morning. Did not get the fleet number as I noticed it the last second but it looked pretty good.

Thanks for the hint!

2112 wrapped for Canucks (40th anniversary), featuring all 5 jersey designs from the past 40 years:

http://www.trans-continental.ca/vancouver/adwraps/2010/#1

2179 wrapped for Canucks (2008 - Present), featuring the most recent jersey colors from 2008:

http://www.trans-continental.ca/vancouver/adwraps/2010/#30

Just thought I'd like to mention........this is the second time 2179 wrapped for Canucks! The last Canucks campaign from September 2008 also featured 2179 with a different design of Canucks colors!

http://www.trans-continental.ca/vancouver/adwraps/2008#49

Be sure to check out Chris's photos when they become available!

Enjoy!

Dave

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9497 has a Canucks 40 year wrap. Saw it on the BO track in VTC tonight.

Looks freakin cool. It has the skateblade logo with Quinn and some players on one side and Linden with players on the other.

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9497 has a Canucks 40 year wrap. Saw it on the BO track in VTC tonight.

Looks freakin cool. It has the skateblade logo with Quinn and some players on one side and Linden with players on the other.

what the?? It's so fast to un-wrapped the Telus ad-wrap in few monts ago~~

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2225 with a new Canucks wrap on 19 run 15 out til past 2am today! Departed Stanley Park at 1:28pm. Photos to come tonight!

Dave

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As promised, photos of 2225 are now available! 2225 wrapped for Canucks (1970-1978 jersey colors)

http://www.trans-continental.ca/vancouver/adwraps/2010/#54

Also, spotted 9463 wrapped for Canucks (1978-1984 jersey colors, "German Flag colors") on a short PM tripper on the 22 this afternoon!

http://www.trans-continental.ca/vancouver/adwraps/2010/#87

Enjoy!

Dave

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Hmm, someone make a booboo on printing that wrap for 9463? The left side does not meet up with the rear corner but the right is fine.

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Apparently, my aunt spotted an "Orange bus" (her words not mine) on the 106 today. So I showed her the picture of 9475, she said it could have been that. So who knows, either there's a second Wind bus, or 9475's been transfered over.

- Bryan "Goggles" Gal

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As promised, photos of 2225 are now available! 2225 wrapped for Canucks (1970-1978 jersey colors)

http://www.trans-continental.ca/vancouver/adwraps/2010/#54

Wow, that looks awesome, maybe that should be TransLink's new permanent livery, well, during the hockey season at least. Except make the green stripe curve at the front like in the sweep scheme, call it Sweep-C or something... ^_^

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Apparently, my aunt spotted an "Orange bus" (her words not mine) on the 106 today. So I showed her the picture of 9475, she said it could have been that. So who knows, either there's a second Wind bus, or 9475's been transfered over.

- Bryan "Goggles" Gal

9475 was on the 106 yesterday. Spotted it on New Westminister.

Thing follows me from Lonsdale Quay to New West!

Chris Cassidy

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9497 Wrapped for Canucks (1990-1997), spotted on 22 yesterday!

http://www.trans-continental.ca/vancouver/2009novahev#72

These photos best illustrate the slogan "We are all Canucks!", with beautiful downtown Vancouver and the mountains on the North Shore in the background!

http://www.trans-continental.ca/vancouver/2009novahev#73

Rear shots:

http://www.trans-continental.ca/vancouver/adwraps/2010#107

2261 wrapped for CBC "Battle of the Blades", spotted on 5/6 yesterday:

http://www.trans-continental.ca/vancouver/adwraps/2010#57

Enjoy!

Dave

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While walking downtown today I saw a North Van nova with a red/white wrap. I only caught a glimpse of it, but it was running as a 240 15th Street at around 2pm. To the best of my knowledge none of the nova's here are wrapped. Right? :P

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While walking downtown today I saw a North Van nova with a red/white wrap. I only caught a glimpse of it, but it was running as a 240 15th Street at around 2pm. To the best of my knowledge none of the nova's here are wrapped. Right? :P

Two have received an H&M wrap.

Chris Cassidy

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Two have received an H&M wrap.

Chris Cassidy

N9737 and N9750, to be precise.

Dave

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NEW ad-wrap report

N9737 and N9750 wrapped for H&M Grand Opening @ Park Royal, this is the second wrap campaign applied to 2nd-gen Novabuses in Vancouver! The first ones are Aquafina wraps installed on B9646 and B9654!

N9737 was on 228 run-1 for the entire day, while N9750 was out for the PM rush hours only on 240 run-21, which ironically doesn't run on the 240 at all!

http://www.trans-continental.ca/vancouver/adwraps/2010/#109

N9737 at Dempsey / Underwood Terminus......this is my first time photographing a bus at this location!

http://www.trans-continental.ca/vancouver/2008novalfs/#15

Scroll to the next photo, that was taken at 15th & Grand Blvd.

N9750 turning into Phibbs Exchange:

http://www.trans-continental.ca/vancouver/2008novalfs/#33

Enjoy!

Dave

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