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February 2017

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The First Steam Fire Engines (Part 1)

Ron Henderson looks at the development of early steam fire engines and the companies that made them.

Solihull’s Legend: A brief history of the Land Rover Series One

The Land-Rover Series One is one of the most iconic vehicles in the history of British motor transport. There are also plenty of survivors still driving around, as Bob Weir discovered on his recent travels.

Mega-Beasts in the Quarry

Dave Bonner travelled over to the Isle of Wight in early December to enjoy a day of varied machinery in an old chalk quarry.

Newark novelties

Jim Wilkie reports from the annual Newark Tractor Show and found a lot of unusual exhibits.

Bentfield Hucks – Pioneer Aviator & Inventor and a Model T Ford

It was a simple idea – to start aeroplanes without the need for the ground crew to physically swing the propeller. Ken Rimell takes a look.

Ploughing The Old Way

James Hamilton enjoyed a day out at a heavy horse show where a pair of veteran Fowler engines were also working.

Serpollet Steam

Eric Bryan looks at the rise and fall of Serpollet steam vehicles.

A Chipping Day Out

John Maund travelled to Lancashire to enjoy a day out at the Chipping Steam Fair.

From Deep in the Files

A selection of pictures which have been lurking in the Vintage Spirit files for some years.

Celebrating Flying Clippers

Peter Brockington reports on an Irish museum dedicated to the golden age of Transatlantic air travel.

Northern Delights

Bob Weir went to New Deer near Peterhead to see a fabulous tractor collection.

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