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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.

Little Casterton Working Weekend The 2016 Little Casterton Working Weekend was back on the farm side, which most people seem to prefer, and from our spot on the stationary engine line you can pretty see much of what's going on apart from some of the harvesting and steam ploughing. The engine line-up this year didn't have quite so many big stationary engines but a number of new exhibitors with original-condition mid-size engines swelled the numbers and most were in original un-painted condition, and of the rest, generally the paint was of an older nature and blended in. One of the rarest engines to be seen was the Perin-Panhard but under the owner's hands, it seemed reluctant to run for any length of time. The main working demonstrations were arranged in a long line down the centre valley of the field and I thought...  More/Images > > >

Haddenham Steam Rally The 43rd Haddenham Steam Rally & Heavy Horse Show again clashed with the Sandringham Game & Country Fair and Barleylands Country Show down in Essex, so exhibitors are spread far and wide but it does ease the potential over-subscription in some sections. Saturday dawned wet and the forecast was awful but we were lucky and although we were still showered with rain, we missed most of the rain that was forecast, and managed to get out and about during the day to get some of the photos for the website. There were not too many people about on Saturday but Sunday was extremely busy to make up for it. At the point where the public (with the exception of any disabled visitors) entered the field, there was a very nice arched sign "Welcome to Haddenham Rally" with some wrought-iron fencing and planters arranged over and around...  More/Images > > >

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 > > >

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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