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33rd Vintage Rally

The vintage rally was held at Orkney Auction Mart on Sunday 14th August.  The weather cleared up and a good crowd came to enjoy the display of old vehicles and artefacts.  This year we were pleased to welcome the steam traction engines from Aberdeenshire who put on a great show and allowed us a rare glimpse of this fascinating technology, no longer seen in Orkney.

Orkney Vintage Club are proud to cater for all enthusiasts of old technologies and the young tractor people put on an excellent display of tractors and implements set out to show how they were used.  Three International tractors from the 1960’s showed how silage was cut and gathered.  Also there were Ferguson and John Deere tractors showing the dung spreading process, again using 1960’s machinery.  Allan Scott provided a display threshing sheaves of oats with his Case tractor and Garvie mill.  Also George Miller demonstrated his Lister engine driving a mill of the type commonly used in the barn at many small farms during the early part of the 20th century.

There were  many cars, tractors, motorbikes and stationary engines on display  and many of these are shown in the attached photos.  http://goo.gl/photos/ibkMNQAUpvLRcJ137