1917 Burrell 5hp SCC Devonshire engine

Posted by Chris Graham on 12th November 2021

We report from September’s Longstock Rally in Hampshire, at which a wonderful, 1917 Burrell 5hp SCC Devonshire engine was one of the stars.

1917 Burrell 5hp SCC Devonshire

1917 Burrell 5hp SCC Devonshire class engine, The Model, starred at the Longstock Rally held in mid-September.

Thanks to Andy Knight’s team effort, the 2021 Longstock Rally just outside Stockbridge over the weekend of September 11th-12th, and was a great success.

Held in good weather, the popular event featured an excellent selection of autojumble and trade stands, a fine timber section featuring a hand-driven Allchin saw bench plus a demonstration field full of a variety of tractors both ploughing and rolling.

1917 Burrell 5hp SCC Devonshire

The oldest tractor at the show was this 1918 Fordson, said to be an MoM model.

In the static field, Chipperfield’s dodgem cars were enjoyed by everyone, as was the fine ‘100 Years of Ford & Fordson Tractors’ celebration, which featured the collections of Hartwright, Dyer, Hiscock and Woods.

It was wonderful to see the Hiscock family in attendance with their late father’s superb John Deere classic collection, all of which looked as fresh as the day they first entered the show scene, more than 20 years ago.

1917 Burrell 5hp SCC Devonshire

Darren Marcham’s nine-inch scale Foden steam wagon was in fine form at the show.

There were a dozen steamers here, including the ex-Irish 1917 Burrell 5hp SCC Devonshire No. 3763 The Model, entered by Mike Crum and the Foreman three-ton tractor belonging to Mike Sellwood. Darren Marcham was also in attendance with his 9in-scale Foden wagon, and this was in addition to a fine selection of four- and three-inch miniatures.

The late Dave Hiscock’s daughter takes the John Deere 3020 around the parade ring. The family collection looks just as good as when it was restored over 20 years ago.

Andy and his team have certainly revived this event and, hopefully, it’ll attract more visitors next year.

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