Carrington Rally

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2019 is the 60th Anniversary of Carrington Rally which is held each Spring Bank Holiday weekend near Boston in Lincolnshire. The rally prides its self in being one of the few "traditional steam and vintage rallies" surviving in the UK.

For this very Special Anniversary Event which has been in the planning stage for almost two years now, the rally has made the decision to theme the entire rally around "Made and Supplied in Lincolnshire" our home county, once known as "The Bread Basket of England" in agriculture, hence why at one time there was so many steam engine and equipment manufacturers producing agricultural equipment not only for the home market but to export around the world.


The steam, tractor and stationary engine sections will be bursting at the seams with entries from Companies like Foster, Clayton and Shuttleworth, Robey, Marshall, Hornsby and Ruston Hornsby. Ther will also be a display of farm implements many of them horse drawn from Companies like Cooke, Edlington, Rainforth, Hodgson, Pettit, Martin Markham and many other local blacksmith made items. The horticultural section will be featuring the famous Wright hand tools made in Holbeach, with some equipment on display from the original manufacturing workshop.

Within the theme of "Supplied in Lincolnshire" the aim is to revive many items of interest supplied by local dealers over the years, many names like Achurch of Horncastle, Grattons of Boston, Leverton's of Spalding and many more which are now all gone and part of our local history.


As the first "Military Tank" was made by Fosters in Lincoln we have already secured an enthusiastic display from "The Friends of the Lincoln Tank" Group.


Carrington Rally is well known for still having many early pre 1930 tractors on display, this year they hope to have most of the few remaining in England  British Wallis tractors at the rally, these were built in Lincoln by Ruston Hornsby and one at the show will be driving an original Hornsby threshing machine.


Over recent years we have seen the "Club Stand Section " expand rapidly at the rally with interesting  displays and themes to enhance our show, so far plans from last years champions "The Ferguson Club" reveals they will be putting together a display of Ferguson and M-F tractors all with Lincolnshire registration numbers. The NVTEC East Anglia Group have plans for their stand to re create as many exhibits as possible from the 1919 Lincoln Tractor Trials.


60th Celebration Evening for Carrington Rally.

Carrington Rally are celebrating their 60th Birthday with a wonderful evening consisting of live music headlined by The Wurzels and supported by The Tuesdays. To keep the festivities and laughter the are having magician Magic Mark and comedy from Joe Rowntree, Steve Smith and the Raymond & Mr Timpkins Revue! There will also be a vintage fun fair and a real ale bar open throughout the evening! 

Come on down to Carrington this Saturday 25th May and let's make it a 60th party to remember!


Saturday 25th May 60th Party Details:

7:45pm - Arrival

8:00pm  - Welcome by Joe Rowntree

8:20pm -  Comedy by Steve Best, Raymond & Mr Timpkins Revue

9:30pm - The Wurzels (live band)

10:30pm - The Tuesdays (live band)

  1. All drink to be consumed that evening to be purchased from the bar.
  2. Confirmation of your ticket will be emailed to you. Look after your tickets as you will need them on the night! A failure to produce a valid ticket may result in entry being denied.
  3. Tickets must be purchased for anyone over the age of 14. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

★★ The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue ★★

They simply have to be seen to be believed. They are the without a doubt the maddest, silliest, stupidest, cleverest, strangest and everything else-ist, as well as the funniest double act of comedians on the circuit. 

“If you only see one show this year, go see them” ~ Frank Skinner

“A mad, anarchic triumph of stupidity over style. Not to be missed”  ~ The Guardian 

“Knockabout double-act with enough silliness to fill a pillow” ~ The Evening Standard 

“A slap-stick duo with their sights fixed on stardom” ~ Time Out 

“Absolutely hilarious.” ~ Viz


★★ Steve Best ★★

As seen on The Stand-Up Show (BBC1) Steve Best is a great visual comedian, harnessing a mind-boggling array of gadgets and gags to keep his audience in stitches. 

“One of the most original and inventive comics on the circuit.” ~ The Guardian


★★ Joe Rowntree ★★

Joe is native Yellow Belly and grew up in Lincolnshire. He went to school in Boston and then moved to London to pursue his dream of becoming a stand-up comedian. He performs at the most prestigious comedy clubs across the UK. Joe is also popular overseas, having gigged with the Comedy Store in Dubai several times and to audiences throughout Europe and Australia.

Joe’s television career first started back in 2001 writing put-downs for Anne Robinson on the Weakest Link. He quickly moved in front of the camera and, after appearing in all 6 series of the award-winning hit Sky1 show Brainiac: Science Abuse, hosted two Brainiac: Live UK tours. Joe’s television appearances have included The Sack Race (BBC 2), In Your Face (Bravo), 1970’s Office (Sky1), MTV, The Richard Hammond Show (ITV), Richard and Judy (Channel 4), an episode of Dave’s One Night Stand as well as the hidden camera series Public Eye and Secret Interview for Channel 5.

“He has the unique ability to take a cold room and reduce it to fits of laughter” ~ GQ Magazine


Carrington Rally Party Tent, PE22 7DZ


Robert H Crawford & Son, Frithville, Boston PE22 7DU, Tel:01205 750367 email