Gillingham Transport Rally draws in the crowds

Gillingham Transport Rally.Picture: James Bass

Gillingham Transport Rally.Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015

The threat of bad weather did not stop car enthusiasts from attending the annual Gillingham Transport Rally on Sunday.

Held at the village hall, the event saw a wide variety of vehicles go on display including classic cars, tractors, military vehicles and traction engines.

“It went really well and we had a really good turn out,” said Daniel Snowling, who has organised the event for the past three years. “There’s always a good selection of vehicles on show.”

A tombola and family activities including a bouncy castle and face painting entertained the crowds with the event raising money for the upkeep of the village hall.

However after a few hours of the event starting, the rain started to fall.

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Mr Snowling, who exhibits old military vehicles, said: “It was a shame as it takes a lot of planning and effort to organise and we only had a good couple of hours. But we had a good amount through the gate.

“We get a lot of positive feedback from those who exhibit and they say it’s their favourite rally. It’s really friendly and has an old school atmosphere.”

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The rally will be returning again next year when it will be celebrating its 20th year.

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