Guy Chieftains Head

Guy Chieftains Head

I have read some where that the Chieftains head radiator filler cap first appeared on the Arab III in 1946. But I have seen photos of Arab IIs with the same filler cap, anyone any information please. I would also like to know why a Chieftains head what connection was there between a Red Indian Chief and a bus chassis builder from Wolverhampton.


Guy Motors had a motto "Feathers in our cap", which they were using as an advertising slogan as early as the 1920s, and the Indian head and headdress was related to that. The earliest version I can find reference to was on a B-type single decker supplied to Burton on Trent Corporation in 1928. It was used more frequently after the war.

Peter Williamson



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