The Dennis Dart is a rear-engined single-decker midibus chassis, introduced by Dennis Specialist Vehicles of Guildford, England in 1989, replacing the Dennis Domino. Built as a high-floor design, In 1996 the low-floor second generation Dennis Dart SLF was launched. In 2001, production of the Dart SLF passed to TransBus International, during which time it was sold as the TransBus Dart SLF. More than 11,000 Darts were produced in total during a 19-year production run. Most were purchased by United Kingdom operators, although examples were sold in North America, Hong Kong and Singapore. In the United States, the Dart SLF, with Alexander ALX200 bodywork, was built and sold by Thomas Built Buses as the Thomas-Dennis Dart SLF 200; the first generation Dart ceased production in 1998. Production of the Dart SLF continued until 2008, when it was replaced by the Alexander Dennis Enviro200; the Dennis Dart was conceived when Hestair Group decided to produce a bus between a minibus and a full-sized single-decker.
It was launched in 1988 and was offered with the Duple Dartline bodywork. It was 2.3m wide and was available in the length of 9.0m, but available in lengths of 8.5m and 9.8m. It was coupled to the Allison AT545 gearbox; this model was sold to some operators outside London. Soon after it was launched, Duple was sold to Plaxton and the Blackpool plant closed. Plaxton decided not to acquire the design rights of the Duple Dartline and it was sold to Carlyle Works, who continued producing the bodywork from 1991. Production passed to Marshall of Cambridge in 1992. In 1993, Marshall updated the design to the C36 and the C37. In 1990, Wadham Stringer became the next builder to body the Dart with a body called the Portsdown, but it was sold in small numbers and replaced by the UVG Urbanstar in 1995. In the same year, Wright bodied the Dart with the Handybus. In early 1991, Plaxton launched the Pointer. In 1991, East Lancs bodied the Dart with its EL2000. In the latter half of 1991, Alexander launched the Dash.
Another contender entering the market at the same time was the Northern Counties Paladin. It was built with a design of a barrel shaped windscreen with quarterlights models had a deep double-curvature two-piece windscreen, it was phased out when Plaxton bought Northern Counties in 1995. In 1993, Southampton Citybus purchased 16 Dart 9SDL buses adapted to use natural gas, the cylinders being mounted in a pod on the roof; as the low-floor single-decker buses became more popular in late 1990s, orders for standard-floor Dart dropped and production ceased in 1998, with the final five delivered to Jersey Motor Transport. A total of 3,470 first generation Darts were produced. In 1996, Dennis launched a low-floor version of the Dart known as the Dart SLF, with the letters SLF standing for Super Low Floor in reference to the new low-floor design, it was 2.4m wide and offered in lengths of 9.2m, 10m and 10.6m, with air suspension introduced in place of the taper leaf used in the original design. The driveline of the step-entrance Dart was retained, although some early examples were fitted with Eaton manual transmission.
It was offered with the low floor version of the Pointer bodywork, replaced by the updated Pointer 2 in 1997. It was offered with a wide variety of bodies, namely the East Lancs Spryte, UVG Urbanstar, the Wright Crusader, Alexander ALX200, Marshall Capital, Caetano Nimbus and MCV Evolution. With the move to Euro III emissions in October 2001, the new Cummins ISBe engine was launched, with the 4-cylinder 3.9-litre model being used in all lengths except the 11.3m version, which uses the more powerful 6-cylinder, 5.9-litre version. The Cummins ISBe Euro IV engine became available on the Dart SLF chassis since late 2006. In 2007 the Dennis Dart SLF was superseded by the Alexander Dennis Enviro200; the last Alexander Dennis Dart SLF was delivered to Park Island Transport of Hong Kong in March 2008. A total of 9,191 Dart SLFs were produced, making it one of the most successful buses of all time. Cardiff Bus for instance was one operator that took order to many of low floor Dennis Darts and a few high-floor examples.
These were numbered 23-28 301-320, 361-399, 144-199, 211-244. In 2015, S302 SHB was preserved as one of the first low-floor Darts preserved and goes to many rallies. In 1997, the Dart SPD was launched with a length of 11.3m seating 40 to 44 passengers. The Dart SPD was launched to compete with full-size buses such as the Volvo B10BLE and Scania L94UB, while retaining the more lightweight construction of the basic Dart SLF; the Dart SPD has a more powerful engine and a more heavy duty Allison World Series B300R gearbox than the Dart SLF, but with an option of a Voith gearbox. Offered only with Plaxton Pointer 2 bodywork (hence the'P' in the name
Gaepi-tteok or baram-tteok is a half-moon-shaped tteok made with non-glutinous rice flour and filled with white adzuki bean paste. Non-glutinous rice flour is pounded in jeolgu to form a dough, it is cut into small pieces, rolled out flat and round, filled with geopipat-so and sealed. The filling can be made by husking adzuki beans and seasoning it with salt, sieving it. Sesame oil is brushed on each tteok to prevent it from sticking. Korean mugwort can be pounded together with steamed rice flour to make a green-colored dough. In Gangwon Province, steamed rice flour is pounded with deltoid synurus resulting in a green dough. To make a pink dough, the endodermis of Korean red pine is used. Variants containing sweet mung bean paste instead of white adzuki bean paste are common among the Korean communities in Los Angeles, California
The 2005–06 season of the Eredivisie began in August 2005 and ended in May 2006. PSV Eindhoven became champion on April 9, 2006; the season was overshadowed by the death of FC Utrecht player David di Tommaso. These teams were promoted from the Eerste Divisie at the start of the season: Heracles Almelo Sparta Rotterdam These team was relegated to the Eerste Divisie at the end of the season: RBC Roosendaal 2005 / 2006 — Dirk Kuyt 2005 — Mark van Bommel Prior to finishing on 4th place in the regular season, Ajax had reached the KNVB Cup final. In this final, they faced and defeated Eredivisie champions PSV. Ajax would have qualified for the UEFA Cup via the cup if they had lost the final; this had consequences for the play-off schedule. Games F and H were not played; the teams ranked 2 to 5 instead played for one Champions League qualifier ticket and three UEFA Cup tickets. The fourth and final UEFA Cup ticket went to the winner of matches C, D and G, between the teams who finished from 6th to 9th place in the regular season.
The loser of match G played the winner of a play-off between positions 10 to 13 of the regular league for a place in the UEFA Intertoto Cup. All rounds were played in two legs, one home match and one away match, with away goals as the first tiebreaker. For one Champions League ticket and three UEFA Cup tickets For one UEFA Cup ticket and one Intertoto Cup ticket For one Intertoto Cup ticket For the Intertoto Cup ticket Overview For two Eredivisie ticketsRound 1 Round 2 Round 3 NAC Breda and Willem II remained in the Eredivisie. 2005–06 Eerste Divisie 2005–06 KNVB Cup 2005–06 Sparta Rotterdam season Eredivisie official website - info on all seasons RSSSF