Whitby Steam & Vintage Fair 2016

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Whitby Steam & Vintage Fair 2016

Post by PanBiker » 07 Aug 2016, 15:18

Here are my photo's from our visit to the Whitby Steam Fair last Friday. They are in the order I shot them so some may look a little out of sequence. I can't comment on a lot of them as I don't have the knowledge so please feel free to add to the thread.

This was the first one we came across after climbing the steps to the Abbey and onto the headland.

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One man and his dog and parrot!

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I caught these next three coming on to the field.

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How about one of these for a project Stanley. It was the smallest traction engine I came across, you can judge the size from the chair it's next to.

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I thought you might like these wagons as well Stanley.

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I have never seen one of these before, all fully automated including the bellows and keys of the accordions.

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Fin liked the tractors. :biggrin2:

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Lots of static engines, mainly small diesel workhorses.

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The lady owner looks like she was eyeing me up for the mincer. :surprised:

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One here driving a cut out demonstration model.

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Anyone need a portable generator?

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A menagerie of bikes to drool over.

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Royal Enfield 250 Trials, based on the my first bike the 250 Crusader, built like a tank.

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Nicely presented early Bantam.

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A small cluster of auto-cycles.

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Then round the corner I found this. 1970 Honda 175 K3 twin in Polychromatic Blue. It's in perfect showroom condition and shows 5 miles on the clock! I chatted to the owner who said he bought it form a gent who had kept it for the 9 years he had it in his front room. It was still there when the present owner collected it. He would not say how much he paid for it, probably well into the thousands. I wish I still had my 250 version in the same condition. :extrawink:

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The kids enjoyed the day at the fair, there was a lot to see including tractor pulls, birds of prey flying with a selection of Owls and various other events. There were lots of stalls selling tools and equipment and just about everything else you could ever want. All manner of food available and a decent funfair with some of the latest rides and a nice mix of more traditional fairground attractions. We came away thinking that our £20 family ticket for two adults and three kids was well worth it for the attractions on offer.
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Re: Whitby Steam & Vintage Fair 2016

Post by Stanley » 08 Aug 2016, 03:50

Lovely..... Funnily enough the last pic grabbed me the most. Best pic I have ever seen of a Power Pak cycle engine.
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Re: Whitby Steam & Vintage Fair 2016

Post by Tizer » 08 Aug 2016, 10:08

Great photos, Ian, thanks for sharing them. I have to admit that the steam lorries and classic vehicles interest me more than the steam engines. The Hovis steam lorry is a beauty and also appeals to me because I worked for Rank Hovis McDougall in the past (although not that far in the past!). The Bedford van with caravan is lovely too. What is that blue & white pickup, 699 XUJ? I probably should know but I couldn't read the letters on the bonnet. It looked a bit like a Sunbeam front end but there is one too many letters in the name on the bonnet.

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Re: Whitby Steam & Vintage Fair 2016

Post by Wendyf » 08 Aug 2016, 10:28

Tizer, I think it might say Vanguard. I've found a picture of a Standard Vanguard car which has the same front grill & lights but not the lettering.

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Re: Whitby Steam & Vintage Fair 2016

Post by PanBiker » 08 Aug 2016, 10:29

Tizer wrote: What is that blue & white pickup, 699 XUJ? I probably should know but I couldn't read the letters on the bonnet. It looked a bit like a Sunbeam front end but there is one too many letters in the name on the bonnet.
Thanks for the comments Tiz. Wendy confirms and I think I remembered reading it as a Vanguard as I took the shot.
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Re: Whitby Steam & Vintage Fair 2016

Post by PanBiker » 08 Aug 2016, 10:32

From the DVLA on the registration plate:

Vehicle details

Vehicle make
STANDARD
Date of first registration
29 May 2008
Year of manufacture
1962
Cylinder capacity (cc)
1998cc
CO₂Emissions
Not available
Fuel type
PETROL
Export marker
No
Vehicle status
Tax not due
Vehicle colour
BLUE
Vehicle type approval
Not available
Wheelplan
2 AXLE RIGID BODY
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Re: Whitby Steam & Vintage Fair 2016

Post by Tizer » 08 Aug 2016, 10:46

Well done Wendy and thanks, Ian, for confirming it. Some years we go to the Low Ham steam show near Langport and it's very similar in content to your Whitby one, Ian. Here's a photo of a James motorbike at Low Ham, the same colour as the one I had in the 1960s!

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Re: Whitby Steam & Vintage Fair 2016

Post by Stanley » 09 Aug 2016, 03:23

Looks just like my old BSA Bantam except for the forks.....
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