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 reasons.                                                                                               

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 huge Autojumble.

There were 77 Engines booked in, 9 down on last year but again a good selection, some of which are below.

1919 Allan Brothers model ED 1924 1.25hp Amanco Choreboy driving a Godwin pump 1924 2.25hpAmanco  "Hired Man" driving a Pulsometer rotary Water Pump 932 Closed Crank 2.5hp Amanco driving a mechanical Hacksaw
This is a 1919 Allan Brothers model ED and weighs 2.75 Tons. It is a 19hp paraffin hotbulb engine owned by P Mastrocola from Rainham. This is a 1924 1.25hp Amanco Choreboy driving a Godwin pump owned by L Arthur from London. Another Amanco, this is a 1924 2.25hp "Hired Man" driving a Pulsometer rotary Water Pump owned by Lawrie Hammond from Swanscombe.

This is a 1932 Closed Crank 2.5hp Amanco driving a mechanical Hacksaw. These engines were made under license by the Bradford Gas Engine company of Shipley. This engine was exhibited by Mrs V Kemsley.

1917 3hp Amanco "3 Mule Team" French 1925 3.5hp Moteur Conord 1930 Fairbanks Morse Another Fairbanks is this 1926 3hp type Z petrol Paraffin model
 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.
1914 Ingeco type W 6hp petrol Paraffin engine Lister Junior driving a Weeks triple ram pump 1946 Lister CS 3/1 Diesel Lister CS 1937 3.5hp tank cooled model
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.
nother mechanical Hacksaw, this one is driven by a 1947 3.5hp Lister A 1929 1.5hp Petter M 11hp Ruston Hornsby type 1ZR 1923 5hp Ruston IP driving a circa 1920 Grain Blower
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.
1939 Ruston & Hornsby 6AP Petrol Paraffin model 1930 1.5hp model PR Ruston & Hornsby 1938 Ruston & Hornsby 1.5hp model PT driving a Belfast air blower Ruston-Hornsby 1936 6hp Model AP
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 Swanscombe. Yet another Ruston-Hornsby is this is a 1936 6hp Model AP owned by B Webb from Sitingbourne.
1928 1hp Stuart Turner Generator 1925 .5hp open crank gas powered Stuart Wolseley 1.5hp WD11 driving a Crop Spraying Pump 1920 American 1.5hp Ingeco driving a horizontal pump
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 Guldford.
A few of the extremely big trucks on display  large entry of Vintage Motorcycles Ferrari 1920 Wolsely Tourer
A few of the extremely big trucks on display. And as usual there was a large entry of Vintage Motorcycles. A Ferrari, just one of the huge number of Vintage Cars. A 1920 Wolsely Tourer, one of the 65 Pre War cars on display.
1903 Rambler Vintage Cars White Helmets Display Team White Helmets Display Team
 Another Pre War car was this 1903 Rambler. A view down some one of the lines of Vintage Cars. This was part of a display given by the White Helmets Display Team made up of members of the Royal Signals. Another part of the display was fire jumping, you can just make out the motorcyclist in the smoke.

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