ST9310 : How to destroy some cars (5)

taken 4 years ago, near to Tarrant Launceston, Dorset, Great Britain

How to destroy some cars (5)
How to destroy some cars (5)
... after which you come back for more - here is "Big Pete", operated by Big Pete Limited, at Arena 2 of the Great Dorset Steam Fair 2014.

For previous photo in sequence see ST9310 : How to destroy some cars (4) and for next in sequence see ST9310 : How to destroy some cars (6).

For slide show of complete sequence see LinkExternal link.
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2014
The Great Dorset Steam Fair takes place at Tarrant Hinton in Dorset every year over 5 days in late August/early September. Originally conceived by Michael Oliver, the first rally proper took place in 1969, taking place every year since then. The 2014 event was therefore the 46th. It has been held at its current site since 1988, occupying an area of 600 acres. Visitor numbers are estimated at 200,000 over the 5 days. Although the focus is on steam - in particular traction engines, show engines, fairgrounds, and steam ploughs - it includes a much wider range of heritage vehicles, as well as country crafts, trades stalls and music events.

Michael Oliver, who was subsequently awarded the MBE in 2004, handed over the running of the show to his son Martin in 2002. He died on 29 November 2009, and a memorial stone to him is situated alongside the field used for steam ploughing at the show, fittingly overlooking the whole site.
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Date Taken
Friday, 29 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Sunday, 31 August, 2014
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Blandford Forum 
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Tarrant Hinton 
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WGS84: 50:53.4033N 2:5.8692W
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