Kettering Vintage Rally and Steam Fayre to be held this weekend

Kettering Vintage Rally and Steam Fayre at Cranford
Kettering Vintage Rally and Steam Fayre at Cranford

Hundreds of people from Northamptonshire and beyond are expected to turn out to see a huge display of vintage lorries, cars, buses and tractors this weekend.

The annual Kettering Vintage Rally and Steam Fayre will be held on Saturday and Sunday in Cranford, off the A510 and A14, junction 11, between Kettering and Thrapston from 10am each day.

Attractions are expected to include steam and model steam engines, vintage and classic cars, motorbikes, tractors, buses as well as military, commercial and emergency service vehicles.

Other entertainments will include a vintage fairground, flight simulator, quad bikes, a land train and model train rides.

There will also be a beer tent with locally brewed ales.

Michael Spitteler, rally organiser, explains on the event’s website: “Without the preservation movement, our past transport and old crafts history would have disappeared.

“There would not be any period TV or film dramas, so these exhibitors have my heartfelt thanks for their dedication to detail in their hobby.”

This year the event is being held in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year.

Money raised will go to support the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA).

Entry is £7 for adults, £5 for senior citizens and children aged between five and 16, £17 for families and entry is free for those aged under 5. Parking is free.

For information log onto www.kettering vintagerally.co.uk. or email cranfordrally
@ntlworld.com