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Engines steam in to Driffield for annual rally

Sam Walker

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This weekend’s Driffield Steam and Vintage Rally is all systems go, according to one of the organisers, Phil Rounce.

The annual event, which is a magnet for those with an interest in vintage machinery, takes place this weekend Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August

Thousands are expected to line Beverley Road and Middle Street South in Driffield to witness the steam engines and other machinery travel from the showground and through the town.

A spectacular 40 full-size steam engines will be in the parade, as well as 35 miniatures, almost 200 tractors and well over 300 car, commercials and motorbikes.

Phil told the Wolds Weekly: “We’re hopeful for good weather as we have a very good entry this year and lots of very interesting vehicles and exhibits.

“Everything is in place for another great weekend which sees Driffield’s busiest night of the year

“If we can have the two Doble steam cars running together, it will be quite something for Driffield.

“No-one has ever had two together since they were made in the USA and I believe there’s only around 20 left in the world.”

These unique electric cars are over 100 years old and will be making its debut at this year’s event.

With the electric car now being seen as the way forward for ‘greener’ personal transport, it might come as news to many people that electric cars have actually been around since the 1880s.

It’s not just all about the steam engines either, with a family-fun fair with dodgems and steam gallopers, plus many more attractions.

“As usual, this is a real family affair, with crafts in the Rix Pavilion, as well as a very large market, models and a fairground,” continued Phil.

“We have the Hurricane Jets ride which was first manufactured in the 1950s and is an exhilarating experience.”

Driffiel Steam & Vintage roadrun
Driffield Steam & Vintage roadrun

During the fantastic free town centre road run which starts at 6pm on saturday night, a collection is undertaken for Yorkshire Cancer Research which last year raised just under £3,000, with organisers hoping to do even better this year.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gmaps link=”#E-8_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”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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