Crowds turn out for Driffield Steam and Vintage Rally

Enthusiasts lines up to shaire their passion for steam engines with the crowds. Pictures by Paul Atkinson.

Enthusiasts lines up to shaire their passion for steam engines with the crowds. Pictures by Paul Atkinson.

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Visitors to the popular Driffield Steam and Vintage Rally were given a taste of days goneby this weekend.

Crowds lined the streets on Saturday night to enjoy the highlight of the annual celebration, a road run which saw hundreds of vintage vehicles parade through the East Yorkshire town.

A demonstration of the power of steam machinery.

A demonstration of the power of steam machinery.

It gave the public the chance to view the steam engines, vintage tractors, cars and commercial vehicles featured in this year’s show up close.

Phil Rounce, one of the organisers, said: “The road run is the most important part of the day with it being a fanatastic spectacle seeing thousands of people on the streets of Driffield.

“We couldn’t do it without Driffield Town Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council who are supportive each year.”

Kellythorpe Showground was transformed into a giant museum on both Saturday and Sunday, with a vintage auction, old time fair, craft hall, model exhibition and extensive market alongside the vehicles on display.

Many of the line up were more than 100 years old, including a unique Victor High Wheel Electric Runabout from 1907 which was recently acquired by an Engine Club member.

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