Show Visit, Kington Vintage Show, August 2009

Held in the charming town of Kington, this annual show was cancelled last year due to heavy rain and flooding, and so the organisers of the show needed good weather to keep the club in funds. After all the cold and rainy weather of recent weeks effecting many shows up and down the country, the organisers must have been relieved when the weekend was dry and sunny and sometimes quite warm as well.

Held over two days, on the 15th and 16th of August, the show caters for all types of classic vehicles. Kington is situated approx 15 miles East of Leominster in Herefordshire on the A44. At Trimpley show a couple of weeks earlier we’d been recommended that the Kington Show was good but we hadn’t been prepared for the number of vehicles on show. There must have been about 200 classic cars from not only the 1950′s, 60′s, 70′s and 80′s but also some superb pre-war cars as well, including a couple of wonderful Sunbeams. Lots, probably over 100, of other stuff from trucks, buses, tractors and steam traction engines. Another highly recommended show and we must congratulate the organisers for a wonderful day out. Put it in your diary for next year.

Ok now down to the green stuff. Miliblog attended on the Sunday and below you can see the lovely vehicles that were there. One Willys MB Jeep I recognised right away was EJW 816, which was the Jeep featured on the cover of the Brooklands Books Collection No1 book published in 1983. The book’s a collection of articles and photos of Jeeps from 1942-1954. The Wye Valley branch of the MVT were there and with my wife happily reading the Sunday Times along with a coffee, I was able to have a chat with a couple of similar enthusaiats from the club. One opened up his S3 Lightweight so we could get the army registration number for us and the other turned out to be the Chairman of the branch itself. Apologies for not getting your names, but we enjoyed a chat on shows and vehicles which is what it’s all about ! Now we’ve able to fix the link to the Wye Valley website on our Links page so you can also meet the guys !

Definitely one for the diary for next year !

Random Images From Collection
Foden 16Ton 8x4 Low Mobility Truck (17 GB 16)
Foden 16Ton 8x4 Low Mobility Truck
Dodge WC-52 Weapons Carrier (MRD 451 J)
Dodge WC-52 Weapons Carrier (MRD 45
Bedford MWD 15cwt GS (YNJ 8)
Bedford MWD 15cwt GS (YNJ 8)
Morris CDSW Bofors Gun Tractor and LCM1 Landing Craft
Morris CDSW Bofors Gun Tractor and
Dodge WC-51 Weapons Carrier (RFO 686)
Dodge WC-51 Weapons Carrier (RFO 68
AEC 0853 Matador Conversion (275 BAX)
AEC 0853 Matador Conversion (275 BA
Bedford TK 4 Ton 4x2 Cargo (33 KF 20)
Bedford TK 4 Ton 4x2 Cargo (33 KF 2
Eastern Front Collection 1181
Eastern Front Collection 1181
Eastern Front Collection 1393
Eastern Front Collection 1393
Eastern Front Collection 842
Eastern Front Collection 842
Eastern Front Collection 543
Eastern Front Collection 543
Austin Champ (AAS 313)(80 BE 43)
Austin Champ (AAS 313)(80 BE 43)
Leyland Daf 4Ton Cargo (53 KK 76)
Leyland Daf 4Ton Cargo (53 KK 76)
Scammell Explorer 10Ton Recovery Tractor (UXA 722)
Scammell Explorer 10Ton Recovery Tr
Willys MB Jeep (UYJ 517)
Willys MB Jeep (UYJ 517)
Eastern Front Collection 1539
Eastern Front Collection 1539
Normandy 1944 Collection 242
Normandy 1944 Collection 242
AEC 0853 Matador (002 NS)
AEC 0853 Matador (002 NS)
Wartime in the Vale 2010, Trade Stands
Wartime in the Vale 2010, Trade Sta
Bedford TM 6x6 Cargo (36 KE 56)(Copyright ERF Mania)
Bedford TM 6x6 Cargo (36 KE 56)(Cop