Farm Machinery Preservation Society Vintage Rally 2006

This year we had a change of venue to the Grounds of Long Melford Hall which was a superb setting.

This is our local Club's Rally and is always a good event with a vast range of Military, vintage cars, motorcycles tractors and a good turn out of Steam Engines. Entries of Stationary Engines were up a bit this year but we did have a few no shows however there was a good variety to interest everyone.

The weather was excellent this year and once again, we had a good display of working exhibits, an excellent Rally for both exhibitors and public.

Here are some of the sights around the Rally.

1915 Amanco "Three Mule Team" 1940 3hp Avon Dragsaw, a superb working exhibit 1927 2.5hp Blackstone "No Trouble" 1939 Coventry Climax FSM Fire Pump
This was a 1915 Amanco "Three Mule Team" Owned by L Chapman from Bocking Here is a 1940 3hp Avon Dragsaw, a superb working exhibit demonstrated by Richard Westwood from Ipswich. A rare 1927 2.5hp Blackstone "No Trouble" engine driving a Tange pump owned by Tom Fisher from Arlesford. And here is a 1939 Coventry Climax FSM Fire Pump owned by R Perkins from Braintree.
6hp Crossley Gas engine 1916 1.5hp Fairbanks Morse Z type 1907 1hp Gardner No 1 1919 1.7hp Ingico
This is a very interesting 6hp Crossley Gas engine owned by Alex Walford from Colchester. Used in the 1920s for thermodynamics experiments. This is a 1916 1.5hp Fairbanks Morse Z type owned by Adam Munson from Stanway, this was awarded the trophy for "Best restored engine on the Rally field". This is a 1907 1hp Gardner No 1 engine in original "working cloths" owned by David Seeley from Braintree. A nicely restored 1919 1.7hp Ingico owned by Ivan Drake from Bacton.
1948 1,5hp Lister D driving a Cake Mill 1936 2hp Lister A driving a Lister HP2 pump 1929 6hp Lister L Working display featuring a radiator cooled Lister D
A very nice 1948 1,5hp Lister D driving a Cake Mill owned by T O'Sullivan from S.Woodham Ferrers. Another Lister, this one is a 1936 2hp Lister A driving a Lister HP2 pump owned and restored by T&L Adams from Tiptree. Yet another Lister, this one is 1929 6hp Lister L owned by D Ollet from Tolleshunt Major. This excellent working display featuring a radiator cooled Lister D won a trophy for Mark Earey from Great Yeldham.
1930 3hp Lister A 1929 2.5hp Lister A tank cooled engine Ruston Hornsby PB 13-14hp Ruston Hornsby 2XHR Diesel
Another Lister A, this was built in 1930 and rated at 3hp, seen here driving a Bamford oil cake breaker. This is owned by Tim Edwards from Sible Heddingham. This is Paul Ewers' 1929 2.5hp Lister A tank cooled engine driving a Lister no 2 gear pump. Paul is from High Garrett and won best Lister displayed by a FMPS member with this exhibit. A Ruston Hornsby PB in "working clothes" driving a corn mill. And this is Paul Ewers' 13-14hp Ruston Hornsby 2XHR Diesel.
buses and commercial vehicles Display of vintage bicycles Motorcycles "Harley Davidson boys"
This is just a few of the buses and commercial vehicles shown at the Rally. There was even a lovely display of vintage bicycles. This is just a few of the large number of Motorcycle exhibits. Even the "Harley Davidson boys" turned up in force.
1923 12hp Lanz HL 12 1917 Sanderson & Mills tractor Amphibious Jeep 1942 Fordson WOA2 staff car
Here is a very interesting tractor, a 1923 12hp Lanz HL 12 This is a 1917 Sanderson & Mills tractor owned by Gerald Seeley of Woolpit. Not often you see an Amphibious Jeep, well here is one. Here is an interesting vehicle, a 1942 Fordson WOA2 staff car, made by Ford of Dagenham.
GMC CCKW short wheelbase cargo lorry fitted with a machine gun mount Military exhibits Military exhibits Willys Jeeps
This is a GMC CCKW short wheelbase cargo lorry fitted with a machine gun mount. A few more of the large number of Military exhibits. And some more. And a nice selection of Willys Jeeps
Buick Staff car Living Vans Beer Tent Jazz Band
This is a Buick Staff car which was used in the film "Pearl Harbour". There was also a large number of Living Vans Here is the unusual Beer Tent So you could sit outside the Beer tent on Saturday evening with a pint of beer listening to the Jazz band, wonderful.
View of the grounds and the Hall Sunset
This is a view of the grounds and the Hall taken early on Friday as the Rally was building up. And the wonderful sunset.

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