West Bergholt Historic Vehicle Rally 2004

The Rally was again poorly attended this year, especially on the Saturday however Sunday was a better day with many more cars and public than Saturday but still not well supported. We had an excellent (and I suspect impromptu) aerobatic display on Sunday afternoon followed by the Army Red Devils Parachute Freefall Team display which was, as usual very spectacular, especially when some of them arrived in the ring at about 40 mph before flaring out and landing on the cross.

There is never a large entry of Stationary engines, and this was no exception with around 34. See below for some of the engines and of other sights around the Rally field.


1.5hp Jumbo Lister L Lister A Lister D
Another chance to see a very rare 1915 Jumbo owned by Arthur Rose from Ipswich A nicely restored 1929 Lister L hopper cooled owned by Dave Ollet from Tollshunt Major Another nice restoration was this hopper cooled Lister A This is a Lister D driving a Godwin pump owned by John Southall from Willisham
Petter M 1.5hp Villiers Witte drag saw Wolsely WLB1
An unusual square hopper cooled 1.5hp Petter M. These were made by Petter for a cement mixer company which if I remember only ever had 2-300 made Owned by R Simpson A Small hopper cooled Villiers driving an Argosy pump. owned by John Morton from Sudbury. A Canadian Witte drag saw, not many of these have survived A very nice 1948 Wolseley WLB1 serial no 434 out of only 691 engines made. Owned by Ron Mansfield from Bulmer
Allis Chalmers Bedford O series Coventry Climax Mack Truck
A show condition 1957 41hp Allis Chalmers ED40 owned by Colin Cracknell from Gt Henny Four really nice Bedford "O" models An unusual Coventry Climax Pure Muscle is this Amercan Mack truck
Fowler Road Roller Vintage Rileys Scammell delivery trucks The gang having a civilised evening meal
A very nice Fowler road roller Two Vintage Rileys, One of them had a huge SU carb feeding the supercharger in THE PASSENGER FOOTWELL, the induction roar must be deafening. A couple of old Scammell delivery trucks The gang having a very civilised meal under the Gazebo

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