Steam and Vintage Rally more popular than ever

The Driffield Steam and Vintage Rally has welcomed a record number of people to the town, according to the organisers.

Phil Rounce, one of the organisers of the Steam and Vintage Rally, said: “It’s very difficult to give exact numbers but we think it’s a record.

“The feel of it was that Saturday was the busiest Saturday we’ve ever had at the Showground and Sunday wasn’t close behind.”

The annual event saw Driffield Showground disappear in a cloud of steam as enthusiasts and families flocked to enjoy a day of vintage vehicles, farm machinery, land army demonstraions and family entertainment including an old-fashioned fun fair.

Mr Rounce added: “We get the enthusiasts but we also get the families.

“We’re obviously doing something right, it seems to fit in well with the town’s calendar.”

This year saw the return of a firm favourite with revellers - a 27-litre V12 Rolls-Royce Merlin aircraft engine - the same type of engine once used to power Spitfires and Halifax bomber.

And Saturday night saw yet more excitement as thousands lined the streets to see the road run.

The procession saw 150-200 vehicles, including miniture and large steam engines parade through the town, with others being directed off the main route and into carparks due to lack of space.

The parade raised over £2300 for Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Driffield Times & Post photographers, Pam Stanforth and Mike Hopps, went along to photograph the popular event.