In the old days most rallies were organised by enthusiasts, for enthusiasts, costs were modest & bureaucratic intervention was minimal. Nowadays costs are astronomical & local government officials have been given the power to close any event that does not comply with their personal interpretation of the law. Many rallies have closed & many more are in trouble, those that survive are having to cut costs, sell more trade space & attract more public by giving them what they want. Unfortunately the bottom line is that while stationary engines, tractors & other farm machinery may be of interest to you & I, they are of no interest to the paying public what so ever, they just want craft tents & classic cars.
15 years ago