Max Perry had been a driver in Wandong, Victoria in the late 1990s and the first driver of the first BCI.
In 2003 he branched out on his own to start Perry’s Wandong Bus & Coach…taking the BCI with him.
Since then Max has grown his fleet from one to 12 vehicles and that first BCI continues to run in his fleet. Impressively, the only cent he has ever spent on it was replacing the clutch.
When Max visited the BCI production facility factory with Whitehorse Truck & Bus sales manager, Peter Lenon, he says he observed firsthand how BCI engineers and sales guys takes on-board what operators expect.
“Instead of telling us what we want, they asked us ‘what do you want?’, says Perry
Like Wandong Bus & Coach, Max says BCI has gone from strength to strength.
“We are committed to the brand now”
With a few Classmaster school buses in the yard, the latest model Perry’s took delivery of was a 56-seat three-axle Explorer coach last year.
Now Perry is sitting down contemplating his next purchase, which he says should be a 13.5 metre two-axle Cruiser coach.
He believes with the 57-seats and a toilet it’s a very versatile vehicle, for school to charter and long distance V/line routes.
“We are kicking the next acquisition around very seriously before the end of financial year, he says
Perry’s Bus & Coach operates in Wandong, Kilmore and the northern metro suburbs of Melbourne.