Sat & Sun 29th & 30th July 2017


Cumbria Steam Gathering - Press Information

For over four decades, the Cumbria Steam & Vintage Vehicle Society Ltd has been bringing together vintage vehicles from far and wide to Cark Airfield in Flookburgh, near Grange-over-Sands, for one massive summer gathering.

The dates for your diary for 2017 are Saturday July 29th and Sunday July 30th.

We can now reveal that thanks to the efforts of the Estate of Barry Sheene, Suzuki GB, Martin Crooks of Crooks Suzuki and not forgetting our own Steve Morris, we will have two of the late Barry Sheene`s world championship winning Suzuki RG500 motorcycles on display at the Steam Gathering. It is 14 years since Barry died but he is still remembered with fondness by motor cycle racing fans around the globe. 

Special attractions already booked include the Broke FMX extreme Moto Cross display team alongside traditional favourites the Sheep Show, the Pantonic All Stars Orchestra and the all action North West Lawn Mower Racing Association.

The temporary sandpit, a popular innovation with the younger visitors last year will return in 2017 along with the Mr Alexanders Travelling Show, entertainment for all the family during the weekend.

For the more adventurous, the Clip & Climb climbing wall is sure to prove a hit and if you ever wanted to be close to a bird of prey a visit to Joe`s Owls and mobile zoo will be a must.

All this in addition to the traditional displays of preserved machinery and vehicles, working displays, craft exhibition and collections of artefacts and memorabilia from days gone by.

The Food Hall will again be packed with all manner of good things from local producers and numerous catering outlets will be located around the rally site. 

If you would care to see pictures of Steam Gatherings past, they can be viewed by opening the the galleries section of the website of the Cumbria Steam & Vintage Vehicle Society,

General enquiries can be raised by e-mail via the Contact Us page of this website where you will also find a list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions or by phone to 07825 369601.

For further media information or good photographs, please contact Vikkie Zorab on 01524 825600.

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