THE BRIGHTVISION STORY
Timeline

In retrospect, the sales period for the Brightvision buses was quite short. For 18 months collectors had access to the cars before they were no longer available. Here’s a chronicle of benchmark events associated with the BV RLBB.

 

  • January 2000 – Initial project plan built
  • February 2000 – Modeling begins
  • June 2000 – Tooling begins
  • August 2000 - Injection molded plastic parts are run (windshields, interiors and surfboards)
  • October 2000
    • Die cast parts run (body and base)
    • Assembly tests begin
    • Donor car acquisition begins for wheels and axles
  • November 2000
    • Die cast parts plated
    • Paint tests begin
  • January 2001 – Spectraflame paint colors formulated
  • February 2001
    • Buses painted
    • Buses assembled
  • April 2001 – Alpha text base and blank base launched at Nationals in Chicago
  • November 2001 – design work on Omega begins
  • December 2001 – tooling changes for Omega complete
  • January 2002 – Omega die cast body run
  • April 2002 – Omega Text base and blank base launched at Nationals in Reston
  • October 2002 – Alpha and Omega text base variations no longer offered
  • March 2003 – Brightvision operations cease
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