Wings Wheels and Steam Rally 2006

This Year the Engines were once again in the field at the side of the main Rally Field with the same result as two years ago, not many public found us, and again from an engine man's point of view we were neglected with no Engine Steward, and we had to put up our own fence

Having said that it is a good event for the public with lots to see and the weather was superb. The aerobatic displays were also superb including a great display by Nigel Wilson in the Yak and a stunning performance by Denny Dobson in the Extra 300.

Again, there was something for everyone from a large Military presence, Steam engines, Stationary Engines, Tractors and the usual Classic Cars and Bikes. On the Saturday we had a rare treat as there was a Rolls Royce Merlin and a Griffon brought along on trailers which were run up periodically.

Here are some of the sights around the show along with some of the aerobatics including Denny Dobson cutting some streamers held on poles by "Volunteers" with his wing tip around 15ft of the ground at I guess speeds approaching 100mph, incredible.

1922 Amanco 2.25hp "Hired Man" driving an E.J.Woolard Pump .5hp Crossley PH1030 driving a very nice Blake Water Pump  Working display of Crossleys driving a range of implements. 1.5hp John Deere "E"
A nicely restored 1922 Amanco 2.25hp "Hired Man" driving an E.J.Woolard Pump owned by W Smith of Huntingdon. A 3.5hp Crossley PH1030 driving a very nice Blake Water Pump. As usual, Dale Walker put on a really good working display of Crossleys driving a range of implements. A lovely little 1.5hp John Deere "E" owned by Cliff Smith from Cambs.
1954 Lister D Driving a Lister Domestic pump American Maytag "Multi Motor" driving a little Mill. circa 1917 1.5hp Novo Model S driving a pump made by Wilcox of London. 1943 American "Onan" generator
A very nice 1954 Lister D Driving a Lister Domestic pump. Not usually seen on the Rally field is this little American Maytag "Multi Motor" driving a little Mill. A circa 1917 1.5hp Novo Model S driving a pump made by Wilcox of London. A 1943 American "Onan" generator normally used to power field communications equipment.
Ruston & Hornsby 1936 1.5hp Ruston & Hornsby petrol paraffin engine driving another Lister domestic pump owned by D & K Cook Another Ruston, this is an 8PB petrol paraffin of 1944 vintage driving a rare American Delco Light Pump Stuart Turner driving a Stuart Pump
This is a Ruston & Hornsby owned by Dave Monk who dragged it out of the shed having not run it for several years.....and it ran. A 1936 1.5hp Ruston & Hornsby petrol paraffin engine driving another Lister domestic pump owned by D & K Cook. Another Ruston, this is an 8PB petrol paraffin of 1944 vintage driving a rare American Delco Light Pump owned by Brian & Angela Long. A little Stuart Turner driving a Stuart Pump.
Marine Stuart Turner  engine, gearbox and prop. A view of some of the Motorcycles. The "Coaster" The "Coaster"
This is a Marine Stuart Turner  engine, gearbox and prop. A view of some of the Motorcycles. The "Coaster" this was a home built Motor Home based on a Marina, very nice inside. And another "Coaster", this was based on a Mondeo.
Re-enactment group Re-enactment group Military vehicle Tank
A Re-enactment group heavily into killing and pillage Looks pretty dead to me. Just one of the large contingent of Military vehicles. These guys were enjoying 's  themselves doing a "Kelly's Heroes playing music while roaring around in a tank.
Tank Rolls Royce Merlin Rolls Royce Merlin  36.7 litre Rolls Royce Griffon Mk 58 V12
And another mean looking American tank. This was a treat, A Rolls Royce Merlin which came originally from a Bristol Beaufighter, sounded superb. Another view And a 36.7 litre Rolls Royce Griffon Mk 58 V12 with a contra rotating prop originally from an Avro Shackleton.
Nigel Wilson putting the Yak through its paces. One of the "Skyriders" Skydiving team Denny Dobson in the Extra 300 Denny Dobson in the Extra 300
This was Nigel Wilson putting the Yak through its paces. One of the "Skyriders" Skydiving team. The highlight of Sunday afternoon was Denny Dobson in the Extra 300, here he is approaching some streamers held up on poles by "Volunteers" from the audience. And cutting them at nearly 100mph.

I  have left this picture at around 2 meg save it to your pc and try zooming in, I am sure you can see him smiling!!!

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