Show, Wartime in the Vale, June 2010

The sun shone brightly and a hot for the organisors of this relatively new show near the town of Evesham, in Worcestershire. Organised by the South Midlands Area of the Military Vehicle Trust, it was held at the Ashdown WW2 Camp in the village of Badsey. It was a two day event held over the weekend of 26 and 27 of June.

Paul Valiadis, a good friend of Miliblog and the Chairman of the South Midlands Area, was seen around with his high-viz jacket either ushering vehicles into the arena or having a chat to other enthusiats. Paul’s own Austin K9 Wireless Truck was there in fine condition. Sorry Paul we weren’t able to take a photo as a wire fence was in the way ! Paul’s very much a fan of Austin K9′s by the way, running the K9 Register, and no, nothing to do with either dogs or Dr Who robots !!! Sorry Paul, but we couldn’t catch up with you for a chat !!! …….but we’ll be in touch

Well, what did we think of the show ? Absolutely brilliant !!!!!! Nice display areas, a fantastic selection of vehicles, plenty of room to move around in between them, good parking and a good selection of trade stands. What also was nice to see was that there was a small selection of civilian vehicles as well, The title said Wartime in the Vale, meaning the Vale of Evesham, and of course wartime tractors, cars etc were a nice addition. There were also a number of groups of re-enactors, with the one group portraying a USMC unit making an impression with some excellent groundworks. 

Well who did we meet ? We met a great bunch of chaps with the Champ Camp of the Austion Champ Owners Club. After all these years of owning a watimr Ford Gpw Jeep, Phil Plumb made a very sound case indeed to add a Champ to our collection. He’d taken a group of Champs over to Germany last year along with some old soldiers visiting the old camps they were stationed, Around 150 miles a day over 10 days and never a complaint. Also a hello to the three guys who wanted to know if we were like the beach photographer who’d take their photo and then be back for £5 for the photo next day. Well you’re here free of charge !!!

So we’d read last year that the show had the making of becoming a great show in the future, and all we can say is that we agree 100%. There’s the room to grow and communications to get there are good to. So a highly recommended show for next year’s diary.  

Random Images From Collection
Eastern Front Collection 1081
Eastern Front Collection 1081
Leyland Daf 8x8 Drops (85 KH 62)(Copyright ERF Mania)
Leyland Daf 8x8 Drops (85 KH 62)(Co
Eastern Front Collection 593
Eastern Front Collection 593
Daimler Dingo Scout Car (USV 994)
Daimler Dingo Scout Car (USV 994)
Wespe 105mm SPG (1)
Wespe 105mm SPG (1)
Normandy 1944 Collection 294
Normandy 1944 Collection 294
Eastern Front Collection 334
Eastern Front Collection 334
Scammell Crusader 6x4 Tractor (64 GJ 12)
Scammell Crusader 6x4 Tractor (64 G
Normandy 1944 Collection 896
Normandy 1944 Collection 896
Normandy 1944 Collection 308
Normandy 1944 Collection 308
Blackhawk UH-60 Utility Helicopter 6
Blackhawk UH-60 Utility Helicopter
GMC 353 DUKW 6x6 Cargo (73 YP 10)
GMC 353 DUKW 6x6 Cargo (73 YP 10)
Austin K2 Ambulance (9442 PE)
Austin K2 Ambulance (9442 PE)
Bedford QLR 3Ton Radio (VBY 561 S) 2
Bedford QLR 3Ton Radio (VBY 561 S)
GMC 353 CCKW 6x6 Cargo (CVC 342 T) 2
GMC 353 CCKW 6x6 Cargo (CVC 342 T)
M5A1 Half Track (MUH 754 P)
M5A1 Half Track (MUH 754 P)
Norman Yeomans Austin K5 3Ton, Germany 1946
Norman Yeomans Austin K5 3Ton, Germ
Normandy 1944 Collection 841
Normandy 1944 Collection 841
Eastern Front Collection 278
Eastern Front Collection 278
Diamond T 969 4Ton 6x6 Wrecker (LNK 839)
Diamond T 969 4Ton 6x6 Wrecker (LNK