Revellers out in force at Tortworth Steam Rally

Revellers out in force at Tortworth Steam Rally

SR_382_001 Tony Head with his 1934 Mercedes replica at the Tortworth Vintage Steam Rally (9129118)

SR_383_001 Paul Caldecott and his Ruston Hornsby stationary engine at the Tortworth Vintage Steam Rally (9129114)

SR_384_001 Stephen and Linda Youngs enjoy a picnic with their 1936 Austin Seven Ruby at the Tortworth Vintage Steam Rally (9129108)

SR_385_001 Classic cars on display at the show (9129102)

SR_386_001 Vintage tractors on display at the Tortworth Vintage Steam Rally (9129093)

SR_387_001 Jasmine Bluck, eight on a TY 80 motorcycle (9129089)

First published in News Gazette Series: Photograph of the Author by

HUNDREDS of vintage vehicle enthusiasts attended this year's Tortworth Steam Rally to admire a huge selection of classic cars and steam engines.

The weather was excellent on Saturday which enabled crowds to turn out in force to admire the vehicles brought up to the rally, held just outside Wickwar.

A travelling Dutch organ, one of the world’s largest, wowed the crowds on Saturday evening with many people turning up just for the evening concert.

A rather unfortunate rain storm on Saturday night and throughout Sunday kept many away but a strong crowd still attended to sample all that the rally had to offer.

A variety of traction engines, vintage and classic cars were joined by a host of tractors and commercial vehicles, enough to satisfy the appetite of any steam-powered enthusiast.

A large variety of market stalls, as well as a bar offering refreshments, were on offer to revellers who turned up to admire the collection of vintage cars and engines shown at the steam rally.

Rally organiser Keith Shakespeare said: “We had around 50 to 60 vehicles at the show and we were very pleased with how the Saturday went.

“The concert in the evening with the Dutch organ was great and capped off a brilliant day.

“Unfortunately the weather forecast meant that many stallholders were not there for the Sunday but we still had a nice crowd and I am pleased with how the rally went and Saturday was absolutely brilliant.

“It’s such a good field and is perfect for the event so we will be using it again next year.”

The Tortworth Steam Rally will once again be held on the second week of August next year – Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9 2015 on the field just outside Wickwar, along the B4509.

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11:08am Thu 14 Aug 14

flattop72 says...

"revellers"? Hardly.
"revellers"? Hardly. flattop72
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