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Belper Steam & Vintage Event has had a large and varied selection of exhibits over the years, making it a great family day out as well as being entertaining and informative.

Magnificent Showman’s engines, traction engines and Road Rollers have all exhibited at the event over the years. Taking in the sights and smells of these glorious engines from our great grandfathers past you can envisage a time when these machines were used in farming, road repairs and powering fairground rides and organs.


Olde Tyme Fairground & Fair Organs
Our olde tyme fairground has always been popular with the whole family. Attractions on the fairground over the years has seen Gallopers, Helter Smelter, Wall of Death, and numerous other old time rides such as the Cake Walk and Tube Shooter. Fair organs where an integral part of the fair as is modern music today as they attract people to get on the rides. Various fair organs including Mortimer’s, Dean’s Alfred Bruder’s and Pells have also been displayed at the event over the years. These rides and organs give you a glimpse into how the people of yesteryear got there entertainment and fun.

Commercials, Heavy Haulage & Military
We have also seen some of the best examples of commercials from the British road transport scene, from carriers to breakdown lorries, tippers to box vans all with a story to tell. Examples of these are Albion's, Commer's, Foden's, Leyland's and Bedford's, to name but a few.

Visitors to the event have also seen the giant heavy haulage vehicles, such as Scammel's and AEC's, as well as a plant like JCB diggers and bulldozers used to create and repair our roads back in the days gone by.

Along with commercial, heavy haulage and plant vehicles, the event is proud of its large selection of military vehicles on display, ranging from ambulances to tanks and jeeps to cargo trucks which all played there part in the war effort.

Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Vintage Cars & Motorcycles have always been a great favourite of people visiting the event with a huge cross section of cars through the ages of motoring including Austin’s, Morris Minors, Daimlers, Fords, Wolsleys etc.. We have also had some famous cars to the show too, which have included the Only Fools and Horses Reliant Robin, Aryton Senna’s car that won the 1984 Monaco Grand Prix and Keith Moon’s purple Rolls-Royce. Our Motorcycle section has seen many of the bikes that have dominated the motorcycle world in times past including Triumph, Bonneville’s & Norton’s.

Tractor's & Stationary Engines
Our farming heritage is always well represented by our wide selection of Tractors & Stationary Engines on display. The tractor section at the event has a variety of vehicles which were used for many different purposes such as ploughing and seeding. We even have working displays showing how life was like in the old days of farming. These displays show straw choppers, wood saw benches and threshing drums.

The stationary engines exhibited were used much as generators are used today i.e. to provide electricity and lighting and to provide power for a variety and both industrial and agricultural machinery.

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