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Cotswolds show to host more than 2,000 classic cars and steam trains this summer

Cotswolds show to host more than 2,000 classic cars and steam trains this summer

More than 2,000 vehicles from days gone by will be on display in the Cotswolds at a vintage transport show this summer. The 47th annual Gloucestershire Vintage and Country Extravaganza will be at South Cerney Airfield, near Cirencester, once again.

The three-day show is regarded as one of the biggest and best Steam, vintage and countryside events in the UK. Set on an ex-wartime airfield, the sprawling show site covers around 200 acres and acts as a huge celebration of all modes of vintage transport.

There will be the chance to drive a steam train, watch demonstrations and routines and entertainment for the whole family. Animals from birds of prey to shire horses and reptiles and a dog show will also have their chance to show off their skills.

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The show will feature:

  • nearly 1,000 classic cars from the dawn of motoring era, pre and post war to American and modern classics,

  • 300 motorcycles and scooters,

  • 70 bicycles from 1903 to 1980,

  • 30 miniature steam engines,

  • 70 stationary engines,

  • 60 full-size steam engines,

  • 70 buses and coaches,

  • 70 industrial trucks, classic plant and machinery,

  • 150 military vehicles,

  • 150 tractors,

  • 300 commercials from ex-emergency services to American auto trucks,

  • plus 50 vintage caravans and much much more!

Rally chairman Martyn Slater, said: “The show will be packed full of exhibits, displays, entertainment and stalls to keep the whole family entertained. What’s more, the event helps local and national charities’ with up to 30 represented on site raising money and awareness of their respective causes.”

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In the ‘Demonstration Arena’ 70 full-size steam engines will be put to the test, plus there’s the opportunity to drive one. And there’s a grand parade of miniature steam in the Alec Tanner arena. Also returning for 2023 is the Tigers children’s motorcycle display team who will be showing their amazing skills throughout the weekend.

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  • June 25, 2023