To Dorset once again.
I have to start with mine an Phil's two favourite pullers.
G Force....... that needs to be said with some force, so....Here's G FORCE!!!!!!
Giles Moston's 380T Ford engine plus Turbo + a lots more bits, kicking out 350+BHP.
The Grave Digger. Built by Will and Alex Steele from Fife Scotland. Perkins V8 with Turbo. Called the Grave Digger due to the back end is from a dinkum digger that used to be digging graves in a cemetery in Glasgow... hence the name of the puller.
With me is Will, after this photo he took me off to show me..........
No this Showman's engine hasn't shrunk in the rain, it's just a full working scaled down version.
The Showman's engines line up...... back later on for the night shot.
A wonderful Foden steam lorry and a sentinel steam lorry.
Hovis..... more on that at the bottom of the page..
A very interesting book to read is this one. This is the story of the rise of an extra-ordinary man Maurice Allely, who from humble beginnings but with determination, foresight and maybe a bit of luck, founded the major general haulage and heavy haulage firm. There are stories from employees of the firm, Phil's Dad 'Nick Maine' features in the book telling a few working experiences he has had with Maurice.
Grab yourself a copy.
Saturday, Mandy a friend of mine an Phil's came down with her son Dylan. We met up an had a walk around the show.
There was a stand from Berkley Owls.
Link >> http://www.berkleyowls.co.uk/
You could pay £2 an have an Owl sit on your arm for a while. Dylan picked Duster a African spotted eagle owl.
Well all good things come to an end so that's it from the GDSF for this year. On our way home though we did stop in Shaftesbury an take a look at a famous hill.
Just Down here....