HER­ITAGE SHOW

Here’s an event this week­end that’s just the ticket if you like all that’s on four wheels. An­gela Cole pre­views the Her­itage Trans­port Show

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - What's On - - INSIDE -

If you wait for one bus this week­end… 119 oth­ers might come along at once.

The Her­itage Trans­port Show is set to pull up to the bumper at the Kent Show­ground for its ninth year, and or­gan­is­ers are ex­pect­ing a record­break­ing num­ber of ve­hi­cles. There is likely to be some 800 her­itage and vin­tage ve­hi­cles and 120 buses at the event when it is held this week­end, an in­crease on last year’s 700 ve­hi­cles and 100 buses. There’ll be buses to im­press any bus buff, cars with gleam­ing chrome and mo­tor­bikes to make you feel revved up.

Or­gan­ised by the Kent County Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety, it is held in part­ner­ship with the South

East Bus Fes­ti­val each year and is one of the big­gest her­itage and vin­tage ve­hi­cle events in the

South East. This cel­e­bra­tion of cars, buses, mo­tor­bikes, steam and trac­tors also has a plethora of trade stands, an auto jumble and a farm­ers’ mar­ket, sell­ing a range of Kent food and drink. Her­itage com­mit­tee chair­man Steve Pike said: “We are plan­ning to make the 2018 Her­itage Trans­port Show big­ger and bet­ter than ever be­fore. “In pre­vi­ous years, we have had ve­hi­cles man­u­fac­tured as far back as 1922, and this has given vis­i­tors a real sense of how much motoring and travel has de­vel­oped over the years. “By grow­ing the show, we hope to pro­vide a more im­mer­sive ex­pe­ri­ence of how far trans­port has changed in the last 100 years.”

Guest speak­ers will join the ar­ray of ma­chines and trans­port en­thu­si­asts will be able to en­joy free rides around the show­ground in some of the vin­tage buses – just look out for the bus stops to catch a clas­sic.

Steam trac­tors will be among the many ve­hi­cles on show

Visit the Her­itage Trans­port Show at Kent County Show­ground, Detling, this week­end, to see hun­dreds of vin­tage ve­hi­cles

The show raises funds for the agri­cul­tural so­ci­ety, which is a reg­is­tered charity, and for the Her­itage Vin­tage Ve­hi­cle Sec­tion at the an­nual Kent County Show, which this year will be held on Fri­day, July 6, Satur­day, July 7 and Sun­day, July 8.

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