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February 2018


Brooklands – opening of the new aircraft factory

Brian Gooding attended the official opening of Brooklands Museum’s iconic new Aircraft Factory.

Running Into Driffield

John Maund enjoyed the spectacle of the annual road run during the Driffield steam rally.

Harris’s Survivors

John Corah gives an update on Brian Harris Transport vehicles.

The ‘Big Cran’

John Hannavy climbs the biggest crane on the Clyde.

A Boilerman’s Heaven

Paul G Yunnie looks at some of the boilers on show at the 110th Lake Goldsmith rally in Australia. 

Highland Cream

County tractors are very popular with enthusiasts. Bob Weir went to Aberdeenshire to meet Fred Smith, and his superb collection.

Open Doors at Neath Abbey Ironworks

While in South Wales, Peter Hammond was lucky to be able to visit an important former industrial site that is rarely open to visitors.

200 Years of Bicycles

James Hamilton looks back at the development of the bicycle as it celebrates it bicentenary.

Tasker Pole Carriage

Jim Gerrard looks at the restoration of a more mundane but nevertheless important exhibit at last year’s Great Dorset Steam Fair.

Newark Highlights

Jim Wilkie discovered some interesting exhibits at last autumn’s tractor show at Newark.

Somewhere in Southern England

Brian Gooding had an interesting evening at a diminutive WW2 pumping station.

Christmas Mystery Solved

Ken Rimell was driving along a road near home when he was stopped by a low-loader with a steam roller on board. He had to find out more…

What Do You Do With An Old DC3?

Peter Brockington takes a look at some retired examples in New Zealand with new lives on the ground.

Autumn in the Forest

Jim Gerrard enjoys one of those popular end of season road runs, this time around the New Forest in Hampshire.

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