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Our policy is to feature events we visit as exhibitors and occasionally as visitors, and report independently in words and pictures. We do not organise events ourselves, and do not endorse, feature or advertise shows that we do not attend. Our 2016 calendar is similar to 2015 but with a couple of changes. The East of England Vintage & Heritage Spectacular in April replaces Cottenham, and Ramsey Steam Rally in place of Hilgay Country Show. Other events we'll also include are the Rackheath Vintage Fayre in May, and the Parson Drove Car & Bike Show in July.

Whaplode Bluebell Classic Car Meets The last Bluebell Classic Car Gathering of the year in September was a fitting end to the season with 150 vehicles through the gate during the evening with the grass field full to capacity. Yet again, there was some new vehicles not seen before as far as I can remember, and certainly the lwb Landrover recovery truck was a new showing, as was the original-condition Triumph Roadster. There was a load of other convertibles on show including a couple of Morgans plus an early Morgan tricycle model, pairs of MG T-Series & B-Series, likewise Frogeye Sprites, Sebring Austin-Healey 3000 replica, old-school Lotus Elan & Seven replica, Triumph Stag, Spitfire & TR6, MG Midget, Honda S2000, Alfa-Romeo Spyder & later BMW Z-Series. Slightly more off-piste were the VW-based swb dune...  More/Images > > >

Boston Steam & Vintage Festival The 11th Boston Steam & Vintage Festival suffered a fair bit from the weather with significant heavy showers dampening both the ground and the atmosphere both days. This was a shame as there appeared to be some new blood within the committee and stewards team, and they were tested quite a bit. The intended car-park next to the show field was not the best choice and became unusable to anything but 4WD vehicles Saturday afternoon so part of the working stubble field was pressed into use on Sunday, albeit a little walk up the road. This show is quite well laid out with just a few subtle tweaks this year. Some of the commercials had moved across the field to back up to the steam, with the cars and motorbikes in-between. There was a lovely pair of bonneted Kenworths supporting the the cab-over...  More/Images > > >

Earls Barton Rally & Country Fayre The 19th Earls Barton Rally & Country Fayre at least had some decent periods of reasonable weather in 2016 but still suffered a bit from the weather, a shame after what has been a long hot summer. The layout pretty much remained the same as last year with the troublesome pipeline being kept clear across the showground without too much trouble. Entries were down in some sections, particularly commercials, military and stationary engines and Hyman's vintage fair was also absent, all probably due to the Great Dorset Steam Fair being one week earlier than normal culminating on the Bank Holiday Weekend so they didn't lose to families not visiting when children would be back at school by their normal week-end. The lack of commercials was ironic given that the stationary engine lines appeared to have been...  More/Images > > >

2016 Fixture List
19th March:
9th - 10th April:
30th Apr - 2nd May:
4th May - 7th Sep:
22nd May:
29th - 30th May:
4th - 5th June:
12th June:
18th - 19th June:
17th July:
31st July:
6th - 7th August:
20th - 21st August:
27th - 29th August:
3rd - 4th September:
10th - 11th September:
17th - 18th September:
12th - 13th November:
Little Downham Organ and Bygone Extravaganza
Norwich Eastern Counties Vintage Show
Rushden Cavalcade Rally
Whaplode Bluebell Monthly Classic Car Meets
Rackheath Vintage Fayre
Carrington Steam Rally
Woolpit Steam Show
Euston Rural PasTimes
Holbeach Vintage Rally
Parson Drove Car, Bike & Trike Show
Heckington Show
Ramsey Steam & Vintage Show
Lincoln Steam and Vintage Rally
Earls Barton Rally & Country Fayre
Boston Steam & Vintage Festival
Haddenham Steam Rally
Little Casterton Working Weekend
Newark Tractor Show
Other Events
Holkham Country Fair (2015)
Cottenham Yesteryear Road Run (2014)
Hilgay Vintage and Country Show (2014)
Pensthorpe Vintage Rally (2014)
Belvoir Castle Steam Festival (2012)

Fens Vintage does not have any direct organisational involvement with the events listed. Requests for information should be made direct to the event organisers, using the contact details listed in the box at the top of each event's page. Email or website links are provided where possible. Where there is no information given, generally this is because the event is by Invitation only.

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