The sun was shining for the first day of Launceston Steam and Vintage Rally.

The rally is held every year over the final bank holiday weekend in May.

Today the Mayor of Launceston Cllr Helen Bailey had the honour, along with her consort and husband Adrian Bailey, of judging the dog show — no easy task!

From waggiest tail to best treat catcher, Cllr Bailey said "it is so difficult to choose as they all deserve to win!"

The main ring was full of activity with steam engines, big and small, proving their metal as well as the plethora of local vintage cars, motorbikes and tractors also on display.

A spokesperson for the show explained: "It is a fun day out for all the family with numerous attractions that raises money for local charities and organisations.

"The rally is as always organised by a dedicated, hardworking committee of volunteers and every year we try to bring something new in the way of entertainments."

Ahead of its 40th anniversary next year the Launceston Steam and Vintage Rally committee is keen to welcome new members to help drive the event forward. For more information visit

Pick up next week's Post for more pictures and reports from the Launceston Steam and Vintage Rally.