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
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.