BVAA Rally 2018 41th vintage show

Welcome to a special part of the website for information about the rally weekend.

The rally will be held at Springwood Showground, Kelso over the weekend of the 19th and 20th May.

Here a break down of each day


The gates will open on Friday 18th May for traders and officials to set up the show field. Any auction items will be accepted from Friday afternoon at 6pm and it will be one car at a time.



Saturday the 19th is auction day. This is where any item entered into the auction will be sold off, this will not include household items etc.  This year there will be an indoor and outdoor area where items will be placed at an officials discretion, items that will be affected by the weather will be held indoors where possible.  All items in the outdoor area will be held in a secure pen overnight.

Bidders must be behind the rope while the auction is taking place in the inside area.

You can pay for the item you won at auction 1 hour after the start of action, it starts at 10.00

Items are £1 to entire and £1 to put a reserve on the item

£1 to buy the bidding number

There will be a social evening held in the hall on Saturday night, there will be entertainment and a raffle.


Wrist bands will be issued at the gate on arrival , 2 per exhibitor. Wrist bands must be worn to gain entry to the show ground, if you don’t have a wrist band you wont get in or you will be required to buy them at the gate. Please remember to keep the wrist bands on.

This year we will be operating a one way traffic control system in the show ground, all exhibitors please go where you are directed. Please make sure you unload in the correct areas.

Sunday the 20th is the main show day. The main gate for exhibitors will open at 7 am with public gates opening at 10am.

£6 entrance fee, under 14’s go free.

There will be a variety of things in the show ground on the Sunday, programmes will be on sale at the gates, memberships can be renewed or new members can join in the main hall, something for everyone, indoor stalls in the hall, car boot sale outside along with many exhibits to visit. There will be food vans, first aiders and toilet facilities around the site.

The Classes for the show are listed below:

A. Vintage Tractors – Petrol/paraffin

B. Vintage Tractors – Diesel

C. Classic Tractors – Post 1965

D. Stationary Engines with Open Crank (large)

E. Stationary Engines with Open Crank (small)

F. Stationary Barn Engines with Enclosed Crank

G. Stationary Barn engines with Working Unit

H. Implements – free standing

I. Motor Cars – Pre 1945

J. Motor Cars – Post 1945

K – Motorcycles

L. Heavy Commercial Vehicles

M. Light Commercials – under 2 tons

N. Models

O. Military Vehicles

P. Specail class

Q. Horticultural machines

R. Collections

S. Lawnmowers

T. Bicycles

U. Land Rover Vehicles

V. Open Class – Anything not relevant to classes A to U

W. Tractors and Implements

Steam Engines by invitation

For more information or queries contact one of the committee using our contact page