The Vintage Vehicles and stationery engines are a staple of Stanhope Show. This is always held on the second day of the show. To visit this Section is to enter a world of steam and highly polished brass, of experts in overalls and enthusiasts.
Most will need no urging to fit this into a visit, but for those who have yet to experience the unique atmosphere, be sure to have a look
The vehicles and machines here today may for some no more than curiosities, but for many they are a link to a past that at times can seem like a dream. Here are stationary engines, once used to drive binders and threshing machines; you might find a truck with the sign written by hand in real gold leaf; and try and make time for those wonderful old Tractors, each with its distinctive shape – not to mention noise.
The vintage tractors are mostly post-war tough little machines for rough local Pennine terrain, including Nuffield and Ferguson, some still working, some toys for boys, all with their little quirks and usually in various states of restoration.
You can enter and exhibit your Tractors, Steamers, Commercials, & Stationary Engines in the Show and take part in the parade in the main ring. Please make sure you have the right insurance cover if you are exhibiting.
Section Secretary: Mr L. Lee Johnson Tel: 07773 586003