VIDEO: Classic cars and ancient engines on display at fayre

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Hundreds of visitors have marvelled at almost 1,000 steam engines, vintage cars and military vehicles in the annual Kettering Vintage Rally and Steam Fayre.

The event, held near Cranford today and tomorrow (September 21 and 22) and raising money in aid of Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, is in its 14th year.

Kettering Vintage Steam Rally, just outside Cranford village.

Kettering Vintage Steam Rally, just outside Cranford village.

And organisers say its popularity continues to grow.

“There are probably about 950 on here today (Saturday) and more to come tomorrow,” said the rally’s founder, Michael Spitteler.

“I set it up because my mother wanted to see the engine from the Iron Maiden film. She knew she didn’t have long to live and we ended up with about nine engines at Wicksteed Park.”

Mr Spitteler said he thought the memories evoked by seeing classic vehicles was the reason the fayre was so popular.

Steve Bell, the chairman of the Kettering Area Motor Club, was among those showing off their motors. He said: “We are all proud of our cars.”