24 September, 2006

Kingsfold Vintage Vehicle Spectacular 2006

So we went to the grandly entitled "Kingsfold Vintage Vehicle Spectacular" today (after doing a spot of food shopping in Redhill, didn't need enough to merit the "Full Tesco"), first time we have ever been along to this show, and it wasn't a dissapointment, I think we were expecting something along the lines of the "Redhill Steam Fair" but it was actually probably one of the better ones I have been to this year, because, I think, of the added attractions like these deer (there were also other "smallholder" type animals like rabbits, sheep, chicken, even a donkey in residence -
Kingsfold Vintage Vehicle Spectacular #1
- the obligatory stationary engines (performing a diverse range of demonstrations from pumping water, through grinding corn, to electricity generation) -
Kingsfold Vintage Vehicle Spectacular #2
- and of course interplanetary exploration (you'll have to zoom that one in, hehe...) -
Kingsfold Vintage Vehicle Spectacular #3
- quite a lot of (really interesting) shopping opportunities (not just mountains of rusty tools) -
Kingsfold Vintage Vehicle Spectacular #4
- lots of the aforementioned "Vintage Vehicle"s in various states of restoration (this one is the main reason for our visit, to see Al's Scammell in all it's glory, restoration after 15(odd?) years under a tarp, rusting away on a farm, is proceeding apace(!) -
Kingsfold Vintage Vehicle Spectacular #5
- the usual collection of embarrasingly amusing (for their shameless sexism!) signs around the place (which one cannot avoid!) -
Kingsfold Vintage Vehicle Spectacular #6
- model boats enjoying the best playground I think I have ever seen at a show -
Kingsfold Vintage Vehicle Spectacular #7
- (oh, another naughty sign example, sorry, but I must document, my duty as a citizen journalist ;) -
Kingsfold Vintage Vehicle Spectacular #8
- and then on to the frankly astonishing - lurking in the woods (behind the indian teepee you saw a few shots ago) is the old wild-west town of "Deadwood" -
Kingsfold Vintage Vehicle Spectacular #9
- still populated (everyone was in period costume!) -
Kingsfold Vintage Vehicle Spectacular #11
- with shops, saloon, church/schoolhouse and restaurant -
Kingsfold Vintage Vehicle Spectacular #12
- blacksmiths (etc.) -
Kingsfold Vintage Vehicle Spectacular #13
- and even graveyard(!) -
Kingsfold Vintage Vehicle Spectacular #15
- anyway, back to the main field we watched a few people flying kites in the kite field (apparently some years they have massive kites that can't get airbourne without being towed into the sky by smaller ones!) and then back to the arena to see the processions -
Kingsfold Vintage Vehicle Spectacular #18
- some really nice exhibits that you don't see at Laughton, nor Ardingly -
Kingsfold Vintage Vehicle Spectacular #19
- from local owners...entrance fee for all that lot? £3.50...watch out Laughton! :)

Great day out...might be one to consider exhibiting at next year, hanging out in Deadwood with the cowboys in the night time with all the oil lamps lit could be fantastic! ;)

5 comments:

vod queen said...

fink you've made someone very happy....he's the cat that got the cream.....now he just wants to spend more money on his project....dare i say thanks?..... X

¨°º©[ Fink ]©º°¨ said...

Hehe... ;)

De nada...

C2LLN said...

Good write up on the Kingsfold Rally, Coming next year? I was at the top of the hill with the Brighton Kite Fliers...did you see my rig??

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¨°º©[ Fink ]©º°¨ said...

Oh yeah, we certainly saw the kites, they were awesome! :)