Probably the biggest military vehicle spectacular on two, four, six, eight and many more wheels plus aircraft, tracked vehicles, will take place on July 18-22, 2012 when the War and Peace Show kicks off. There’s an extra special reason to celebrate this year as the show will celebrate its 30th Anniversary. The venue for this massive show is the Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent. More information from www.thewarandpeaceshow.com
• A well known old saying is ‘all good things must come to an end’ but do they have to we ask? The answer is no, they don’t but they do change a little. Regular attendees to the Borders Classic Bike Show at Lacon Childe School, Cleobury Mortimer were concerned that the show might have to fold when Jim Reynolds announced his retirement from running it. However, classic enthusiast, bike mover and autojumbler David Spruce has stepped up to the mark and while admitting following on from ‘Uncle Jim’ will be a tough task, David is more than capable of taking it on. The 2012 event is set for September 8th and 9th and if you want to be involved then give David Spruce a call on 07986 170715 or visit www.bordersclassicbikeshow.weebly.com
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• A new event in Yorkshire in 2011 for machines of all makes. Last year there was a good turn out of veterans and the countryside is well suited to both veteran and vintage bikes. Offering an enjoyable ride around the North York moors, distance 45 miles, with a good pub lunch midway. Date is scheduled for September 16th. Contact Alec Thompson for more information [email protected], tel 01751 431478. For other pre-1931 and pre- 1940 events visit www.sunbeam-mcc.co.uk