Vintage Vehicles Big and Small to Shine at the Essex Country Show
On September 12th and 13th over 200 vintage cars, motorbikes, military and commercial vehicles will gather at the 29th Essex Country Show here at Barleylands.
For fans of two wheels, there’ll be a fantastic 1915 Triumph Baby motorcycle used in WW1 that’s celebrating its 100th birthday this year, as well as a Sunbeam Model Nine which has won no less than 36 trophies in the last 30 years.
Making a welcome return will be a gleaming Dennis D Series Jag Fire Engine, as well as a mighty Bedford QRL Command truck (the first type of Bedford vehicle built for the military) which landed with the British /Canadian Artillery in Normandy in 1944.
There’ll be classic cars aplenty too including the only Ford Galaxie 500 convertible in the UK, a stunning Citroen Rosalie 10 HP which won best car at Citroen’s 90th Birthday celebrations in 2009, an Austin 7 Chummy from 1925 from the Essex Austin 7 Club and a Hillman Minx that appeared on Dad’s Army.
Said Show Director Andrew Philpot “There’s something for everyone at the Essex Country Show and the vehicles are always a hit with visitors young and old. We’re delighted there are such a fascinating variety of motorbikes, classic cars, commercial and military vehicles this year and so many with rich histories and interesting stories.”
Celebrating the best of rural Essex, past and present, the Essex Country Show brings together the very best arena events, demonstrations, attractions and exhibitions. Now in its 29th Year, this year also sees a jousting, motorcycle displays from Britain’s Got Talent runners up Bolddog Lings, steam engines, rural crafts and so much more.