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Full steam ahead for vintage rally

Riverside event takes place this weekend

Riverside Steam & Vintage Vehicle Rally 2013

The annual Riverside Steam & Vintage Vehicle Rally takes place this weekend, with organisers hoping it will be their best event yet.

The rally is a fundraising event organised by five local businessmen and has made more than £170,000  for local charities in the past five years.

The organisers are continually striving to introduce new and interesting attractions and this year is no exception.

Around 23 full-size engines will be in steam, including many not seen in Lancashire before, and some will give working demonstrations.

There will be 500 vintage vehicles in total, including cars, trucks, tractors, motorbikes and military vehicles.

A special treat for petrol heads is the appearance of  Formula 1 cars from bygone days. A raffle to win tickets for the Goodwood Revival meeting will be available on the Formula 1 stand.

The array of heavy haulage vehicles of yesteryear is also unique    to the Riverside Rally. A vintage fairground, trade stands, food outlets, miniature steam railway, craft tent and other live activities will also be  available to entertain the whole family.

Last year the organisers introduced a beer tent with live music and following its success, this year the attraction will be transformed into a Bavarian Bierkeller with authentic Bavarian music.

As in previous years, Aunt Nellie’s tea room is a place to relax and enjoy the traditions of an old fashioned tea room, complete with homemade cakes. Where punters can enjoy an authentic afternoon tea, with or without Prosecco.

The charge for entry is £7 for adults, £6 for senior citizens, £3 for children, under 11s free. Further information is available on the rally’s website www.riverside

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