West Bergholt Historic Vehicle Rally 2006

I thought that this years Rally was very well represented by all sections except perhaps the Stationary Engines which unfortunately were down on last years numbers.

The weather was excellent and the number of stalls (especially the girlie ones) I thought was well up on last year, as too was I thought the attendance with some excellent entertainment in the main ring especially on Sunday.

Once again we had an excellent aerobatic display on Sunday by Nigel Wilson in his Yak 52 and along with another aircraft had the crowd not knowing which way to look. This years Parachute Freefall display was given by The Princess of Wales Royal Regiment  Team who put on a very spectacular display, with all the Paras landing  on or very near the cross. Other entertainment was provide by The Derby Midshipmen Band who gave a superb display of marching and playing, and Hayley Rilings' motorcycle Stunt Team.

All this and some Country and Western entertainment on Saturday night made for an excellent Rally.

As I have said, there is never a large entry of Stationary engines, and this year was a bit down on  last year. See below for some of the engines and of other sights around the Rally field.

 

1926 7hp Crossley Petrol Paraffin engine driving a Lister Dynamo 1926 7hp Crossley Petrol Paraffin engine driving a Lister Dynamo Fairbanks Morse 1.5hp model Z This is Adam Munson's superb 1923 2hp  Fuller & Johnson model N
A lovely display is this 1926 7hp Crossley Petrol Paraffin engine driving a Lister Dynamo owned by R Simpson from Hockley. And here it is at night.

 

This is a Fairbanks Morse 1.5hp model Z owned by John Morton from Sudbury. This is Adam Munson's superb 1923 2hp  Fuller & Johnson model N, Adam is from Stanway.
4hp Lion 1929 Lister L A home made generator set powered by a Petter Diesel 1947 Wolseley WD 8 driving a Godwin pump
Her is an unusual 4hp Lion Engine. This is a 1929 Lister L owned by Dave Ollett from Maldon. A home made generator set powered by a Petter Diesel, this is owned by G read from Raleigh. A nice 1947 Wolseley WD 8 driving a Godwin pump owned by B Davey from Sudbury.
Caterpillar Tractor A nice display of Mowers A view down the tractor line Jaguar SS
This is 26 tons of Caterpillar Tractor ...and that is without the blade, see behind, is its little brother. A nice display of Mowers. A view down the tractor line. A very Nice Jaguar SS, just one of the many Classic cars on Sunday.
Living Van American Semi Motor Home American Semi Motor Home Part of the Military display
A beautiful Living Van with its Tow vehicle. Now that is what I call a motor home. Towed by a huge Peterbilt truck, here is another view. Part of the Military display.
Tank Paxman Traction Engine Parachute display team Parachute display team
And a purposeful looking Tank. Steam was there as well. Here are the Paras coming in stacked up. And another "Flying the flag".

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