SEC Spices Up Famous Bus!
A double-decker sized piece of Spice Girls history has been brought back to life by SEC Works! The bus, which featured in the film Spice World has been refurbished in time for the world's largest exhibition of Spice Girls memorabilia called 'Spice Up' in London.
The bus was a welcome sight for the team at SEC who created the original bus in 1997. For the last few years, the bus had been kept on the Island Harbour Marine on the Isle of Wight and was looking rather sorry for itself. The lads were very happy to give the bus a new lease of life.
The bus was given a full restoration by a team including an electrician, carpenter and coach-builder. The vehicleís floors and windows have been restored and its inside upholstered and painted. The upper windows have also been covered by the SEC's team at SE Signworks in a special vinyl which enables passengers to see out.
For the original film, the interior of the bus was shot in a studio. But Spice Up! exhibition organisers asked SEC to replicate some of the filmís features such as a bike for Sporty Spice, playhouse for Baby Spice and a catwalk for Posh.
SEC's managing director, Paul Chapman, says: ìWhen the bus turned up here, it had been parked for quite a long time on the Isle of Wight. I think someone had been using it as a feature of their cafe. It was nice to get it back. Most of the buses we do are quite fun and a bit different. And this is just another one of those lovely jobs we get.