Vintage vehicles go on show at Shrewsbury rally

Thousands of vintage vehicle enthusiasts from across Shropshire got into gear for an annual rally in Shrewsbury over the weekend.

Paul Woodcock from Ashley, near Market Drayton, with his 1923 Aveling and Porter steam roller and Ann and Aubrey Kirkham from Shrewsbury with their 1936 2025 Barker Saloon Rolls Royce
Paul Woodcock from Ashley, near Market Drayton, with his 1923 Aveling and Porter steam roller and Ann and Aubrey Kirkham from Shrewsbury with their 1936 2025 Barker Saloon Rolls Royce

Thousands of vintage vehicle enthusiasts from across Shropshire got into gear for an annual rally in Shrewsbury over the weekend.

The Mid Shropshire Vintage Club held its two-day event at the West Mid Showground in Shrewsbury on Saturday and Sunday, with attractions including a massive parade of hundreds of vehicles, live music and a dog show.

Derek Sheedy, chairman of the Mid Shropshire Vintage Club, said visitors had travelled from as far away as Essex to come to the show, which was celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

Among the hundreds of vehicles from down the decades on the site was a Ford Model T dating back to about 1910, as well as a Ford Model T pickup from the same era.

Mr Sheedy said: “They will be worth about £15,000 and are still in a good condition. They are pristine.”

Other vehicles on display this year included tractors, motorbikes, steam engines and military vehicles.

Mr Sheedy said that Saturday’s overcast conditions had not dampened the spirits of showgoers who came along to enjoy the displays and other attractions at the showgrounds.

“It is a little bit better to have the weather that way than having it too hot,” he said.

“It is our biggest event of the year and one of the biggest in Shropshire. It is probably the second biggest rally in Shropshire, behind Salop Steam.”

On Saturday, an auction of vintage vehicles, associated spares and collec-tibles was held, while a dog show help-ed raise funds for Severn Hospice and Hope House.

Classes in the fun charity competition included ‘most appealing eyes’ and ‘dog most like their owner’.

The activities continued on Sunday with showgoers entertained with music from the Wirral Pipe Band and Silver band.