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History of the Rally


The purpose of the Rally, when started in 1985, was to get the engine numbers to 1,000 (hence the name). This has never been achieved with just engines. We have had more than 1,000 exhibits each year but still long for 1,000 stationary engines. With your help we may be able to achieve this one day. We appeal to all engine owners to get to our ultimate goal of 1,000 stationary engines.

Since moving from Tatton Park to our present site at Astle Park, Chelford we have grown to the size we are today. As well as being a Stationary Engine Rally we try to put on a show that is suitable for all the family, young and old (and those in the middle). If anyone has any suggestions on how to improve the weekend, their ideas and views will be gratefully received. Our success is only achieved with the help of you the exhibitor. Please help with your suggestions.

In 2005, our Chairman Mr. Percy Gallimore stepped down from his role of Chairman of F.C.V.M.O. and also in 2005 our Treasurer Don Gregory sadly passed away leaving a great void in the management structure of F.C.V.M.O. 

However, the management team pulled together and recruited more members to bring new ideas and ways. The result has been building the show to the fabulous event for all the family which it is today! 

We strive to keep improving this year on year!