It’s going to be a vintage year
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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