It wasn’t just the retro looks of the bus that appealed to Jessie. She was also drawn by two cool historic aspects of the vehicle. From her college studies, she knew that during WWII, nearly half of the Greyhound bus drivers were women. “Just as Rosie the Riveter helped out in factories, Greyhound’s female drivers took soldiers across the country as needed.”
The other fun fact was that this 1966 GMC bus happened to be the exact same model bus that appeared in the 1990s action movie Speed. She knew that tidbit would be a fun conversation starter.