MOTORING fans from Powys joined many from across the UK who participated in the second Old Timer Rally over the weekend.

The event, held on the Powys/Shropshire border, was deemed a huge success. It was held at The Parks, Woofferton, near Ludlow, thanks to the permission of the Hyde family.

The rally was attended by vintage motoring enthusiasts from Powys, including Paincastle, Knighton, Llandrindod Wells, Llanyre and Talgarth.

The rally, the idea of the late Ken Crowther, Edward Price and Chris Tranter, themselves owners of many veteran and early vintage tractors, was first organised in 2019, featuring veteran and vintage tractors. They cajoled friends and fellow owners to exhibit at the inaugural event. This year the rally highlighted over 100 pre-1950 tractors which was a sight to be seen, ranging from the earliest, a 1915 Case, to a 1949 Fordson Major E27N.

Also exhibiting were a wide range of stationary engines, commercial vehicles, cars and motorcycles. Exhibitors came from all corners of England and Wales to take part in the event and it was well supported by local enthusiasts, held on Saturday, July 31, and Sunday, August 1.

Some of the local participants were Paincastle’s Lee Miles with his Case and Scuffles, Knighton’s Pat Caine with his restored 1949 Series 1 Landrover, Mike Chandler of Llandrindod with his 1978 AEC Mercury who also displayed friend Nick Powell’s rare 1940 George Fowell dumper. Veteran tractor specialist Colin Lewis, of Talgarth, had his 1919 International Titan which has spent all its life in the Wye Valley and a 1919 Case 10-18. Llanyre’s Ivan Partridge, meanwhile, had his very unusual 1926 Mops Lanz which was one of the smallest tractors on display.

The Conods of Leominister had four of their preserved lorries on display, a 1967 Foden and three Leyland’s. Nick Lewis of Shrewsbury had his 1938 Allis Chalmers U, Andy Boyle of Ledbury had his Field Marshall and Anthony Stokes of Shobdon had his Fordson N with Henderson Trencher. The Lloyds of Ludlow had two of AEC Maudsley heritage lorries on display, a 1946 and 1949. John Edwards of Bucknell had his Herefordshire registered 1948 Ferguson T20. Co-organisers Edward and Chris also had many items out of their collections on display from an Austin 7 car to a Field Marshall tractor.