Vintage Spirit August 2018



  • An Amazing Talent – a young artist with a love for old vehicles
  • Returning To Steam At Twyford
  • Converting a Series 1 Land Rover into a 'train'
  • Steam Returns to Astley Green – but only for a weekend
  • On The Case – a pair of American tractors
  • Sussex Silver Steam all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue

An Amazing Talent

Brian Gooding travelled to the Midlands to meet an incredibly talented young artist with a love for old vehicles.

One Amazing Lifetime’s Auction

Peter Hammond reports on an unusual auction sale.

Carters at Pinkneys Green

A weekend in mid May is always looked forward to, for it is when showman’s engines are used to power the rides at Carters Steam Fair. James Hamilton went along to Pinkneys Green to see this year’s steam fair.

Returning To Steam At Twyford

Chris Jones discusses the process that saw one of the boilers at Twyford Waterworks returned to working condition.

Sunshine for Slaidburn

David McNamee reports on another sunny weekend in the beautiful Forest of Bowland.

Delightful Dorset

Jim Gerrard visits two southern shows over consecutive weekends.

Right On Track

Mark Saville ‘converts’ Plimsoll, his much-travelled Series I Land Rover into a ‘train’.

Steam Returns to Astley Green – but only for a weekend

James Hamilton travelled to the North West to enjoy a new and successful steamy weekend.

Family Friends

The Godsman family from Laurencekirk in Aberdeenshire is a big fan of old fire appliances. Bob Weir went to investigate.

Vintage Hampshire Weekends

Jim Gerrard reports on two more weekends of steam and vintage displays.

Wilkie’s Wanderings

Jim Wilkie returns with thoughts on some of the exhibits he found at a few of the shows he has visited so far this year.

On The Case

Bernard Holloway looks at the differences between a pair of very similar American tractors.

Taking A Trip To Abergavenny

Peter Brockington enjoys an unusual rally – one that is held in the centre of a town.

A Wight Auction

Jim Gerrard reports on a dispersal sale on the Isle of Wight which had mixed success.

Sussex Silver Steam

James Hamilton was there on the occasion of the SSEC’s road run to celebrate the club’s 25 years.

Vintage Spirit August 2018


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