DORSET STEAM FAIR (40th) Part 3.
The first picture is of an Austin 7 saloon from 1928 (below) this one is a local Dorset car.
Please click on any picture to enlarge it and see the fine exhibits close up.
Below when i was a child we would have called this ride the "Ginnie Horses", it was always considered by us boys as a sissy ride for girls and smaller children.
Below, an exhibition of stationary working engines.The engine in the foreground is driving Milking cooling equipment.
This Fantastically well preserved "Canadian Pacific"Steam Railway Locomotive of the"Merchant Navy class 4-6-2). The Engine was built in 1941, and was delivered to the show on a huge low loader then a 60yard (50mtr) length of track laid, and the engine fired up and rolled off the lorry, as seen here.
This was the great sight that greeted us as we entered the show from the Disabled car park. We had to wait at some barriers while 4 or 5 of these lovely machines took up their places. Sorry to any expert reading this I missed the make or Model.
These next few pictures are perhaps more me than a lot of others. I was a little disappointed at the condition and cleanliness of some motorcycle exhibits, but i was solemnly told by an expert that those in that condition were "unrestored and original", Oops.
There were over 140 motorcycles on display here. Below a nice "Triumph Trident" 750cc from 1974.
This lovely BSA" Gold star 500cc " from 1956 has been used recently in classic scrambles.
This I remember well(below) a friend of mine had one of these brand new. A well restored and fairly rare 1961 "Ariel Leader" 250cc. At the time i had an old "BSA" and other mates had a "James" and the fastest of our machines at the time a "Velocette Venom"although it took so long to start the damn thing we had usually disappeared in the distance before it fired up.
A real oldie here (below) a vintage "Ariel Square Four" 1,000cc, built in 1938, this at the time was the "Creme de la Creme" of fast bikes.
To finish this blog, here is another video clip of an Organ playing. These sounds echoed around the showground all day. I have a soft spot for them and had to sit for a few minutes at each one.
JOKE OF THE DAY.
Two Red Indians and an Irishman were walking through the woods.
All of a sudden one of the Red Indians ran up a hill to the mouth of a small cave.
'Wooooo! Wooooo! Wooooo!' he called into the cave and listened closely until he heard an answering,
'Wooooo! Wooooo! Woooooo!
He then tore off his clothes and ran into the cave.
The Irishman was puzzled and asked the remaining Indian what it was all about,.
'Was the other Indian crazy or what?'
The Indian replied 'No, It is our custom during mating season when Indian men see cave, they holler
'Wooooo! Wooooo! Wooooo!' into the opening. If they get an answer back, it means there's a beautiful squaw in there waiting for us.
Just then they came upon another cave.
The second Indian ran up to the cave, stopped, and hollered,
'Wooooo! Wooooo! Wooooo!'
Immediately, there was the answer.
'Wooooo! Wooooo! Wooooo!' from deep inside.
He also tore off his clothes and ran into the opening.
The Irishman wandered around in the woods alone for a while, and then spied a third large cave.
As he looked in amazement at the size of the huge opening, he was thinking,
'Hoo, man! Look at the size of this cave! It is bigger than those the Indians found.
There must be some really big, fine women in this cave!'
He stood in front of the opening and hollered with all his might
'Wooooo! Wooooo! Wooooo!' Like the others, he then heard an answering call, 'WOOOOOOOOO, WOOOOOOOOO WOOOOOOOOO!'
With a gleam in his eye and a smile on his face, he raced into the cave,tearing off his clothes as he ran.
The following day, the headline of the local newspaper read................
NAKED IRISHMAN RUN OVER BY TRAIN!!!