Carrington Comeback (DVD 058)
In the year 2000, the Carrington Steam and Vintage Rally was rained off. In 2001 it was called off to help avoid the spread of foot and mouth disease. For many events such a double blow would have closed them down, but Carrington picked itself up and staged a dramatic comeback in 2002 and 2003. This video puts together the highlights of those two years, and features a feast of steam engines and machinery manufactured by the Lincoln engineering firm of Wm Foster & Co Ltd, the 'very British' tractors made by David Brown and the equally American machines produced by Hart Parr and Oliver.
The other sectors of the Rally are well represented, including vintage, veteran and classic cars and commercial vehicles, lots of small engines, and East German military Trabant Kubelwagen, a horse-drawn fire engine and the local Lincoln Red cattle and Lincoln Longwool sheep, for whom classes have been introduced during the comeback years. Also included is film of a vintage Caterpillar working day that was held in 2001, and highlights of the sale in 2002 of the late Fred Coupland's collection of vintage machinery and fairground rides. Among the lots was the Burrells Scenic Showman's Engine 'No 1', which topped the sale at £338,800 and Harry Lee's Steam Yachts, which sold for £260,000.
- Running time 59 minutes
- Colour, UK PAL DVD
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Written and narrated by Alan Stennett
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