Castle Fraser to host vintage vehicles

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Preparations are well under way for the Bon Accord Steam and Vintage Fair at Castle Fraser. And this year’s steam fair, organised by the Bon Accord Steam Engine Club promises to be one of the best in the clubs 45 year history.

Over the weekend of June 20 and 21, a fantastic collection of vintage machinery will be on display in the events field at Castle Fraser.

Organisers say that this year’s Vintage Fair has been expanded and will include a 1937 set of Chair-o-Planes and a set of Dodgems. These will be accompanied by vintage steam showman’s engines just like they were in the past.

In an adjacent area, a saw bench, a stone crusher and a thrashing mill will be in operation, powered by steam and vintage tractor power working away as they would have been at the turn of the 20th century.

In addition to the vintage machinery, there are classic cars and commercial vehicles, tractors and many other items, which will all feature in parades throughout each day. Take a ride on the world’s oldest Sentinel steam wagon, or a ride in The Little Red Bus.

Bring along your terrier to take part in terrier racing! The Puppet Gang will be providing entertainment for the younger visitors - there will be plenty of family entertainment for all ages.

Around the perimeter of the steam fair, will be a selection of catering stalls and market stalls, so that visitors can feed their appetites and perhaps leave with a memento of the day.

Come along to Castle Fraser to see magnificent Showman’s Steam Engines, wagons, rollers and general purpose Traction Engines, miniature Steam Engines, over 400 vintage and classic cars, motorcycles, tractors, commercial and military vehicles.

The Bon Accord Steam Engine Club (BASEC) was founded in 1975.