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Fairford Steam Rally
Sponsors (main)
Date held on August Bank Holiday
Duration (days) 3
Venue Fairford Park
Location Fairford
County Gloucestershire
Country England
NTET Accredited YES
Attendance numbers
(approximate no.)
Next Event Date 2010
First Event was held in (year) 1967
Last Event was held in (year)
No. of years held 40th (2009)
Events Web Site www. ?

The Fairford Steam Rally and Show is held each August Bank Holiday weekend in Fairford Park on the outskirts of the village of Fairford Nr Cirencester in Gloucestershire, England. The gathering is organised by the Fairford Rally Committee and raises funds for the Cotswold District Scouts and local Charities.

Event history

The Event has been hosted for the last 40 years in "Fairford Park" by kind permission of the "Ernest Cook Trust" and Mr. R. Iles.

The 2007 & 2008 events were cancelled (reason not given in program) and so the 2009 event was the 40th that the Event has been held in the Fairford Park were the event enjoys a parkland setting and is laid out to meander around the extensive number of mature trees. This gives the rally a feel of being smaller than it is as it is split into section rather than being one large open space of some events.

This event is a National Traction Engine Trust Authorised Event.

Typical exhibits and features

Exhibit classes included

2010 Event

Fairford Steam Rally/2010

2009 Event

2009 Steam engines

Note: List is being updated - photos to follow

Steam Engines list
Exhibit no. Engine (make & No.) Name Type year built Reg no. Owner Photo Misc info
1 Marshall no. 71837 - Traction Engine 1919 DD 2007 J. Plaister, Swindon Wiltshire 150px]]
2 McLaren no. 757 Apollo Traction Engine 1904 AL 3029 C. Brown, Swindon, Wiltshire 150px]]
3 Burrell no. 2426 - Traction Engine 1901 BL 4843 C. Hatch, Wiltshire 150px]]
4 Burrell no. 4093 Dorothy Road Locomotive 1931 DV 9252 D & B Smith, Oxon 150px]]
5 Fowler no. 11699 Pride of Hanley Castle Traction engine 1909 AB 9028 S. Preston, Oxon 150px]]
6 Burrell no. ? - Gold Medal Tractor 1931 Reg no.? D & J Davis, Bucks 150px]]
7 Garrett no. 33827 - Traction engine 1920 IW 2731 T. Whircombe, South Wales 150px]]
8 Marshall no. 15391 Eynsham Hall Traction Engine 1887 BW 5249 J. Wharton, Whitney Oxon 150px]]
9 Marshall no. 28922 Alderman Traction Engine 1897 BH 7606 D. Paxton, Warwickshire 150px]]
10 Marshall no. 65908 - Traction Engine 1914 BD 5609 D. West, Gloucestershire 150px]]
11 Aveling & Porter no. 3430 Sarah Steam Roller 1894 PB 9801 PK. Smith, Bucks 150px]]
12 Aveling & Porter no. 5590 - Steam Roller 1904 CH 3282 N. Keene, Wiltshire 150px]]
13 Aveling & Porter no. 10448 - Steam Roller 1922 HR 7446 J. Bond & I. Stone, Swindon Wiltshire 150px]]
14 Aveling & Porter no. 11956 - Steam Roller 1927 UP 327 B. Martin, Gloucestershire 150px]]
15 Aveling & Porter no. 14002 - Steam Roller 1929 4132 DG C. Cribbs, Oxon 150px]]
16 Burrell no. 4025 Pride of Dorset Steam roller 1926 PR 6641 M. Shepherd, Warwickshire 150px]]
17 Fowler no. 15964 - Road Roller 1923 WY 7912 J. Howard, Wilts 150px]]
18 Garrett no. 34084 The Barroness Steam roller 1921 BJ 7045 J. Millington, Cheshire 150px]]
19 Wallis & Steevens no. 8005 - Steam roller 1929 OU 2684 C. Bellamy, Oxon 150px]]
20 Barford & Perkins - Static Steam plant & pump 1950 - C. Hatch, Wiltshire 150px]]
21 Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies no. 14385 - Portable engine 1902 - B. Dando, Bristol 150px]]
22 Foden no. 3398 Happy Jack Steam tractor 1912 M 4489 J. Calder, Staffs 150px]]
23 Foster no. 14608 Ikanopit Steam tractor 1930 PN 5629 D. J. Harding, Staffs 150px]]
24 Garrett no. 31633 MrPotter Traction engine 1913 BJ 1696 mr & mrs Brown, Bucks 150px]]
25 Mann no. 1343 - ? Steam tractor 1919 U 4891 T. Hopkins, S wales 150px]]
26 Sentinel no. 9192 - Steam waggon 1935 CML 781 Geoff Peach, Warickshire 150px]]
27 Tasker no. 1424 Hero Steam tractor 1910 AA 2356 A. Meredith, Gloucestershire 150px]]
28 Tasker no. 1765 Jolly Steam tractor 1918 SR 1252 W. Tomlins, Oxon 150px]]
29 Tasker no. 1902 Alice Convertible tractor 1923 KL 9885 M. Lewenden, Wilts 150px]]
30 Burrell no. 3489 King George VI Showman's Engine 1913 PB 9624 J. Wharton, Oxon 150px]]
31 Burrell no. 3555 Busy Bee Showman's Engine 1914 AO 6262 P. Edwards, Oxon 150px]]

Commercial & Military vehicles at 2009

A number of interesting vehicles were present including these;

  • (photos to follow later) And a few others trucks besides.

2009 - Tractors

Table of exhibits to be add & photos (list to be moved into table)

This is one of the few events wit very good numbering of exhibits
Tractor exhibit list
entry no. Make Model no. / type* Reg no. Serial no. (if known) year built Owner Photo Misc info
67 Lister Lister Goldstar 9430 DF Lister no. ? ? owner ? Lister Goldstar tractor - 9430 DF - at Fairford 09 - IMG 5588.jpg One of only 4 known survivors - Original Prototype
Add any other tractors from this event above here in Entry no order / ABC by make if no number
add more entries by copying block below and pasting in between entries 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images

- Make Model no. Reg no. ? Serial no Year Owner ? 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images 150px]]

Working area

Roadworks display and a Wood sawing demonstration


a Large travelling fun fair and a set of gallopers

Classic Cars

A small section of classic cars was also present with some excelent restorations and a few rare examples, but they were

2008 Event

Event not held

2007 Event

Event not Held

Past Events

Please add details and photos here from any past events you have attended. (details of steam engines attending allows the engine own pages to be updated with details of events attended)

See also

References / sources

  • The show guide 2009

External links

  • add Event or organisers web site here