Ever since the first Military Vehicle Rally
at Tenterden 25 years ago , the IMPS annual show has grown and grown.
It has become world famous as the definitive Military Vehicle and Militaira
event and attracts visitors and enthusiasts from all over the world. Set
in the quiet Kent countryside at the Hop Farm at Beltring, enthusiasts
can now enjoy 5 days of fun with all things military.
Over 3,000 vehicles took part in 2006 and this years show looks set to
attract a similar if not higher entry. From its humble beginnings, the
event has changed radically.
The Arena Events have themes such as "Good Morning VietNam"
and "War in the Desert" and have attracted a vast increase in
spectators and participants.
Major action events involving the leading re-enactor groups and supported
by heavy armour are not to be missed.
Firmly established for many years as the focal point for the world's military
vehicle collectors, modelers and militaria enthusiasts, who attend the
event for this incredible 5 day celebration of our hobby.
We are joined over the 5 days by over 50,000 plus members of the public
- all of whom have a wonderful time and some of whom certainly end up
becoming military collectors….
The show has been featured heavily in both
the specialist press and most national newspapers, TV and radio stations
- even coverage abroad!
The 2007event takes place 18th –22nd
July and promises to be another giant festival of military hardware
in private hands.
Visitors and participants come from all over the world and to aid those
from Europe, Norfolk Line is once more offering a special rate on its
Dunkerque - Dover route.
Many, indeed most MILWEB
readers and advertisers attend Beltring, as traders, buyers or exhibitors.That
5 day period is the only quiet time of the year for MILWEB
- because nearly everyone has gone to Beltring. We get a huge influx of
adverts offering vehicles and items for sale and stating “can bring
to Beltring” – in the run up to the show MILWEB’s
traffic goes through the roof.
Hundreds of thousands of pounds changes hands
as collectors trawl the hundreds of stalls like sharks on a feeding frenzy.
Deals are done, people met and friends and contacts made. The show has
its own FM radio station “Radio War and Peace” offering live
features, news music and vital information about the show. It reaches
at 10km radius of the showground.
We can offer just one piece of advice - book
the days off and make your travel plans now!