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WISTON STEAM RALLY, WISTON PARK, STEYNING
Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 July 2014

A new venue for the Club, a new type of event and spread over a whole weekend. Ten cars on Saturday and twenty on Sunday made an impressive display for the crowds of visitors who came to see the oily-rag steam engines but enjoyed our luxury cars as well.

After several weeks of dry weather the vast expanse of Wiston House Park was pretty hard so despite some rain over night we did not have to contend with a sea of mud which could have occurred.

As well as our Club cars and steam tractors and road rollers there were vintage motorcycles, classic cars, stationary steam engines, heavy commercial vehicles and military trucks, plus the usual array of stalls selling everything from old tools to cherries.

Thanks to Richard English, who in previous years had exhibited his vintage Rudge motorcycles, for getting there early and organising a good display area for us.

Maurice Pitchford - Section Committee Member


RREC display of motor cars
The Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club were invited to exhibit some of their motor cars.
Agricultural Engine   traction engines
1910 Wallis & Stevens Expansion Agricultural Engine 'Forager'.   1912 Fowler A8 Traction Engine 'Nightmare', 1901 Fowler B5 Road Locomotive Crane Engine 'The Great North' and 1916 Burrell 4nhp Gold Medal Tractor 'Lion'.
The parade arena
Traction engines displayed in the parade arena with Wiston House in the background.
Verbeeck Centenary Organ
The 115-Key Verbeeck Centenary Organ.
Photos: Ian Burt