Gloucestershire Steam and Vintage Extravaganza, South Cerney – 31st July – 2nd August 2015
This is a show for everyone. There were a large number of sections to the show: classic cars through the years; steam engines; commercial vehicles; buses; coaches; motorcycles; bicycles; tractors; military vehicles; emergency vehicles and historic caravans to name but a few. There was also an area for animal and countryside where there was pony rides and a number of displays such as birds and dogs, etc. A fair ground also made an appearance on the vast field along with, stalls, trade stands, auto jumble, craft tent, etc.
In attendance both days was myself, Rachel, Ollie and Nick with other members coming along during either days.
Rachel, Ollie and Nick camped over the Saturday night and enjoyed sampling the cider and beer on offer in the beer tent. There was also a band playing which was good but as that drew to a close the stagger back to the tent began and directions were slightly hazy.
We also took the opportunity to celebrate our Chairman’s big birthday, Rachel’s mum made a splendid cake and some alcohol was partaken of!!!
There was also an air show with acrobatics in the air and a number of skydivers landing in the arena with a multitude of coloured parachutes.
As usual the BBQ was well used, breakfasts, lunches and dinner (although the bacon was left in Wootton Bassett and I had to go back and fetch it, well it got me out of setting up!!)
The weather was kind to us on both days so an enjoyable weekend was had.
Dawn (with a bit of input from Rachel)