Without a doubt, The War and Peace Show at Beltring, Kent is the biggest military vehicle and military collectors event.

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!

Photo by John Blackman
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