Vintage display and loads of fun at Springwood Park rally

2015 Border Vintage Agricultural Association Vintage Rally at Springwood Park, Kelso.
2015 Border Vintage Agricultural Association Vintage Rally at Springwood Park, Kelso.

Once again the annual rally staged by the Borders Vintage Agricultural Association was a big hit and a major crowd-puller.

The weather over Springwood Park in Kelso was mixed, but didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of exhibitors or spectators.

2015 Border Vintage Agricultural Association Vintage Rally at Springwood Park, Kelso. Aaron Lawrie behind the wheel of a Jeep.

2015 Border Vintage Agricultural Association Vintage Rally at Springwood Park, Kelso. Aaron Lawrie behind the wheel of a Jeep.

Entries were up on last year – more than 650 on show.

The associations Davy Jamieson told us : “There was a tremendous turnout of tractors, heavy commercials and classic cars and all were presented to the highest standard. Stationary engines were in abundance and that class is growing every year. A special attraction was the Spitfire Merlin engine which, when fired up, brought music to many an ear.

“Tom French’s traction steam engine was a great attraction and was used in the tug of war – kids and families against steam. Naturally the kids proved much stronger than the engine.”

Davy added: “The motor bike section had a big entry and presentation was of excellent standard. The exhibits of models in the hall were much appreciated by the many who flocked in duringthe showers and that pleased the traders who had a good day of sales.”

2015 Border Vintage Agricultural Association Vintage Rally at Springwood Park, Kelso.

2015 Border Vintage Agricultural Association Vintage Rally at Springwood Park, Kelso.

2015 Border Vintage Agricultural Association Vintage Rally at Springwood Park, Kelso. Harry Grant aged 9 from Sprouston on Charlie Morris' Fordson Super Major which came 3rd in it's catagory.

2015 Border Vintage Agricultural Association Vintage Rally at Springwood Park, Kelso. Harry Grant aged 9 from Sprouston on Charlie Morris' Fordson Super Major which came 3rd in it's catagory.

2015 Border Vintage Agricultural Association Vintage Rally at Springwood Park, Kelso. Roger Platfoot with his Riley 12/4 from Heiton.

2015 Border Vintage Agricultural Association Vintage Rally at Springwood Park, Kelso. Roger Platfoot with his Riley 12/4 from Heiton.

2015 Border Vintage Agricultural Association Vintage Rally at Springwood Park, Kelso.

2015 Border Vintage Agricultural Association Vintage Rally at Springwood Park, Kelso.

Sandy Cowe of Jedburgh on a Massey Ferguson combine harvester at Springwood Park as part of the vintage tractor event.

Sandy Cowe of Jedburgh on a Massey Ferguson combine harvester at Springwood Park as part of the vintage tractor event.