Copyright Fire Service Preservation Group 2020
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Fire Service Preservation Group
Preserving Fire Service History for over 50 years
2018 Scania P60 / Rosenbauer
Surrey Fire & Rescue Service
Exhibited by: Simon Tullett
The Winner of Class E - Fire Engines Operational
1988 GMC K30 Telehoist L4P
Ex Buckinghamshire Fire Brigade
Exhibited by: Clive Curtis
The Winner of Class D - Fire Engines 1974 onwards
Growing Collection of Fire Equipment
Exhibited by: Keevy & Rory
The Winner of Class G - Collections
1985 Land Rover 90
St John Ambulance Support Vehicle
Exhibited by: Mark Rhodes
The Winner of Class F - Other Emergency Services
1942 Commer Q4/Merryweather P/Co2 Tender
Ex Gloster Aircraft Company
Exhibited by: John Pedelty
The never would have actually made it there award
Picture supplied by owner since removed for copyright reasons
Dennis 60cwt lorry
Exhibited by: Christopher Brook
The Winner of Class H - Cars ‘N’ Stuff
1960 Commer Karrier WrT
Ex East Sussex Fire Brigade
Exhibited by: Michael Garrett
The Winner of Class C - Fire Engine Post War - 1946-1973
1939 AFS Push bike
(extra points for peddling all the way from Kent!)
Exhibited by: Dean Bloxham
The Winner of Class B - Fire Engine Wartime - 1939-1945
1897 Shand Mason ‘London Pattern’
Horse drawn 22 Man Manual Pump
Exhibited by: Rick Loudon
The Winner of Class A - Fire Engine Pre War - Before 1939
1937 Dennis Ace Pump.
Ex Beaconsfield / NFS
Exhibited by: Adam Stevens
The Winner of Best in Show
As the 2020 rally calendar was decimated by the Coronavirus, it was felt by the Executive Committee that we should do something to bring the membership and other enthusiasts together, we therefore hosted a totally online Virtual Fire Engine and Vintage Vehicle Show.
Held through Facebook groups over the late May bank Holiday weekend the rally gave people that chance to come together, from the comfort of their own houses, to show off their vehicles (or ones with a personal connection) and let off some steam.
In good old fashioned fire engine rally style, there was an exhibitors bar where copious amounts of alcohol was drunk fashioned from the front of a Dennis Rapier (on loan from TAFER - the organisers of the Preston Park Fire Engine Rally in Cleveland), there was ample fun to be had in and out of the arena, and there were prizes to be won, - the winners of each class are documented below.
We hope there wont be a need to repeat the first ever FSPG Virtual Rally, but it was held in great spirits and is certainly something that we can consider if the tough times ever return.
Stay Safe and we hope to see you at an event in person across the country soon.
All activities described / pictures have been taken well before Coronavirus lock down at shows across the country in previous years. At no point did anyone breach the lock down rules.
We were never together In a field at any stage of the weekend, contrary to popular belief!