Stunning Vale of Belvoir Road Run

Posted by Chris Graham on 8th December 2022

Simon Colbeck reports on this year’s Vale of Belvoir Road Run, which was a treat for Garrett and Fowler steam fans.

Vale of Belvoir Road Run

Vale of Belvoir Road Run: Garrett 4CD tractor No. 33986 of 1920, Queen Mary, on an empty, wind-swept road with Granby parish church in the distance.

The first weekend of October provided some beautiful autumnal sunshine for Robert and Jacquie Tyler’s annual road run. The beautiful villages and scenery of the Vale of Belvoir offered a superb backdrop for an all-Garrett and Fowler steam line-up for this year’s event.

Vale of Belvoir Road Run

Fowler T3 Tiger tractor No. 15288, Mr Blower, of 1919 storms the climb into Granby village.

From the Tyler’s stable it was a welcome return for Fowler convertible T3 tractor No. 16365 of 1928 King of the Road, making its first appearance after completing a major overhaul this year. It joined Garrett No. 33305, Mighty Atom, a 4CD tractor of 1918, along with – of course – Fowler T3 Tiger tractor No. 15288 of 1919, Mr Blower. The sound of its strakes rumbling through the Nottinghamshire villages of Granby and Plungar certainly had many people smiling on a lovely Sunday afternoon.

Vale of Belvoir Road Run

Fowler T3 convertible tractor No. 16365 of 1928, King of the Road, under the trees in the Vale of Belvoir.

Completing the line-up of steam engines participating this year was the Bosworth’s immaculate Garrett 4CD tractor No. 33986 of 1920, Queen Mary.

Garrett No. 33305, Mighty Atom, a 4CD tractor of 1918, passing through the Vale of Belvoir.

Adding a splash of colour to this year’s run, a pair of Leyland fire engines gleamed in the sunshine. The 1921 Cub and the 1938 Holland both looked splendid in the Vale’s countryside.

A 1921 Leyland Cub fire engine leads a 1938 Leyland Holland fire engine, with a Morris Minor for good measure. near the village of Granby.

This event report comes from the latest issue of Old Glory, and you can get a money-saving subscription to this magazine simply by clicking HERE

 

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