Detling Steam and Classic Vehicle Rally 2006
Unfortunately this Years Rally did not get off to a good
start for the Exhibitors as the Showground hosted another event earlier in the
week which meant that there were still people leaving, and work going on, past
Friday lunchtime. This caused us and a lot of other exhibitors to have to wait
out in the car park until room was made on the Rally field.
Once again this was an excellent Rally however the weather
was not brilliant with a cold wind most of the weekend and quite a rainstorm on
Sunday afternoon however it did clear up by the time it came to leave. I did
feel however that the number of stalls was down this year and it seemed to be a
bit "same old" but maybe that was just me.
Once again the Showground hosted the "Southern Jaguar
Weekend" so there was a large number of Jags around, the ring events included
the White Helmets however their display on Sunday had to be cut for safety
Again, there was probably the biggest turnout of Classic cars and Bikes
I have seen this year with plenty of really old classics, some old Campervans,
buses, coaches Steam, Military as well as a large number of stalls including a
There were 77 Engines booked in, 9 down on last year but
again a good selection, some of
which are below.
| One more Amanco is this 1917 3hp "3
Mule Team" owned by J Lambert from Strood.
||This unusual French 1925 3.5hp Moteur
Conord was displayed by C Harthorn from Sittingbourne.
||This is a nice little 1930 Fairbanks Morse
owned by C Wade from Taynham.
||Another Fairbanks is this 1926 3hp type Z
petrol Paraffin model owned by W Leach from Margate.
|This is a 1914 Ingeco type W 6hp petrol
Paraffin engine owned by D Back Snr from Maidstone.
||This is a Lister Junior driving a Weeks
triple ram pump owned by A Heasman from Tonbridge.
||A 1946 Lister CS 3/1 Diesel owned by Colin
Spence from Sittingbourne.
||This is another Lister CS this is a 1937
3.5hp tank cooled model owned by Bill Smith.
|Another mechanical Hacksaw, this one is
driven by a 1947 3.5hp Lister A.
||A very nicely restored 1929 1.5hp Petter M
owned by D&G West from Canterbury.
||A very nice, Ex Castrol test engine is
this 11hp Ruston Hornsby type 1ZR Owned by Melvin Broughton from Kent.
||This is a 1923 5hp Ruston IP driving a
circa 1920 Grain Blower owned by C Clark from Snodland.
|Another Ruston is this 1939 6AP Petrol
Paraffin model owned by Frank Rush from Faversham.
||This is yet another Ruston Hornsby, this
is a 1930 1.5hp model PR owned by D&G West frosm Canterbury.
||A 1938 Ruston & Hornsby 1.5hp model PT
driving a Belfast air blower owned by Lawrie and Brenda Hammond from
||Yet another Ruston-Hornsby is this is a
1936 6hp Model AP owned by B Webb from Sitingbourne.
|A nice little Generator is this 1928 1hp
Stuart Turner owned by W Scott from Battle.
||A fairly rare engine is this 1925 .5hp
open crank gas powered Stuart owned by G Crawford from Whitstable.
||A nice Wolseley 1.5hp WD11 driving a Crop
Spraying Pump. This is owned by G Carey from Tonbridge.
||A 1920 American 1.5hp Ingeco imported by
Worthington Simpson Ltd. driving a horizontal pump owned by D Franklin from