Steam and Velocettes at 'extravaganza'

Tim Britton
June 1, 2013

The event takes place at South Cerney Airfield near Cirencester from Friday, August 2, to Sunday, August 4. It is expected to attract more than 15,000 visitors.

A spokesman for the event said: “The show attracts thousands of exhibits from all corners of the British Isles, as well as some from further afield – it really is the place to see ‘the British way of life’ at its best, and in a beautiful location in the heart of the Cotswolds.

“The show was originally conceived for steam enthusiasts, but the range of exhibits has grown year on year. It now boasts a huge array of vintage transport, from buses and coaches, commercial vehicles, classic cars and motorcycles through to military vehicles, tractors, engines and historic caravans.

“A live action arena will be an integral part of the show with interactive demonstrations taking place every day. Our fun fair at the Gloucestershire Steam Extravaganza is one of the finest collections of vintage rides. There is no shortage of thrills and spills that can be found by riding upon the ‘electric yachts’, the waltzer, the big wheel, the steam-driven ‘gallopers’ and, of course, the dodgems.

“Smaller rides are available for young people as is a traditional arcade and various side stalls. Hundreds of curiosity stalls should also keep visitors engrossed for hours with displays of Victorian memorabilia ranging from antique sewing and knitting machines and model dolls houses to vintage garden tools and 1940s to 1950s home wares.”

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