Revving up for the Honiton Hill Rally this August bank holiday weekend

PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 August 2017 | UPDATED: 08:52 24 August 2017

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This year's Honiton Hill Rally - the 44th to be held - will be on at Smeatharpe Airfield (EX14 9RF), near Honiton.

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The Honiton Hill Rally first started in 1972, and has grown in popularity throughout the years.

There will be a vast range of motors to view, including steam engines, tractors, stationary engines, cars, motorcycles, fire engine and military vehicles.

And once again at this year’s event, tractor pulling will be held.

The hill rally is being held on Sunday, August 27 and Monday, August 28, from 9am to 5pm on both days.

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On the Monday, an auction of collectables will be held in conjunction with Kivells Auctioneers.

Starting at 10am, more information about the auction can be found by calling the team on 01392 251261 or checking out www.kivells.com

Throughout this year’s event, there will also be several stalls and attractions - including wood sawing, arts and crafts, fair organ, auction ring events and demonstrations, children’s entertainment and a harvesting display.

Wayne Summers, vice-chairman of the Honiton Hill Rally committee, said: “This year, we aim to build on the success of last year’s event.

David,Henry,Edmee and John Greenshields at the Honiton Hill Rally. Ref mhh 35-16TI 6816. Picture: Terry IfeDavid,Henry,Edmee and John Greenshields at the Honiton Hill Rally. Ref mhh 35-16TI 6816. Picture: Terry Ife

“With a few tweaks this year, the new site at Smeatharpe Airfield will once again serve us well.

“The vast concrete runways make the site very easy for people to get around and also to mobilise exhibits.

“We are also able to continue our working section and working demonstrations including live commentary to explain how things work.

“The main draw once again this year will be tractor pulling with the South West Tractor Pullers Association providing lots of noise and entertainment.”

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There is more information and videos on our Facebook page: ‘Honiton Hill Rally’.

Admission to Honiton Hill Rally is £10 for adults.

Children under the age of 16 get in for free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Wayne added: “Every year we hold this event, there is a great buzz and we look forward to welcoming thousands of people to this year’s rally, which we hope will be our most successful one to date.

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“See you all there!”

For more information about Honiton Hill Rally, call 07929 534277 or visit www.honitonhillrally.co.uk

Alternatively, email info@honitonhillrally.co.uk

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