It’s go­ing to be a vin­tage year

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Tonight’s Tv -

GLO­RI­OUS steam en­gines, vin­tage trac­tors and clas­sic cars will fill the ex­tended dis­play area with record en­tries at this year’s show.

The show will see the de­but ap­pear­ance of David Maris’s 1926 Su­per Sen­tinel Steam Trac­tor. This ve­hi­cle re­turned from Aus­tralia in 2006 and has since un­der­gone a four year restora­tion.

The old­est work­ing steam ex­hibit will be James Coward’s Tux­ford Por­ta­ble En­gine, dat­ing from around 1880. This 2hp en­gine was built by Tux­fords at Bos­ton, Lin­colnshire and will be seen driv­ing a Black­stone corn mill.

The agri­cul­tural ma­chin­ery area will boast five Saun­der­son trac­tors, four of which date from pre-1920.

Also on dis­play will be a 1903 Ivel trac­tor, which had won the Peter­bor­ough Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety Sil­ver Medal in 1904.

The show will fea­ture more than 300 clas­sic cars in­clud­ing a rare French 1924 Cot­tin et Des­gouttes tourer, pur­chased from a Le­ices­ter­shire scrap­yard in 1950 for £15 and one of the 12 re­main­ing Austin Mini Wild­goose Camper­vans – prob­a­bly one of the small­est cars to

There’ll be plenty of steam en­gines and vin­tage ve­hi­cles at this year’s East Of Eng­land Show. trans­formed into a camper.

CAs well as a pe­riod garage dis­play in the 20/49 Mo­tor Club mar­quee, there will be a spe­cial dis­play on the Aux­il­iary Fire Ser­vice in­volv­ing sev­eral Green God­dess Fire En­gines and a 1938 Den­nis Pump Es­cape.

So from trac­tion en­gines to road rollers this sec­tion of the show is not to be missed.


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