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Indy's bike on show at rally

PUBLISHED: 11:21 05 September 2008 | UPDATED: 21:12 05 July 2010

IT was one of the most memorable motor cycle and sidecar chases to be seen on the big screen and this month the famous vehicle from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade will be on display at the Henham Steam Rally.

IT was one of the most memorable motor cycle and sidecar chases to be seen on the big screen and this month the famous vehicle from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade will be on display at the Henham Steam Rally.

Ridden by Indiana (Harrison Ford) with his unflappable Dad (Sean Connery) in the sidecar the BMW machine has achieved cult status since the movie was released in 1989.

On Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21, it will line up with a whole host of historic vehicles as one of the region's most popular events takes place at Henham Park, between Halesworth and Southwold.

The rally provides family entertainment in a beautiful setting and attracts visitors from all over the country.

This year there is a pageant showing the history of road passenger transport with many preserved examples of vintage horse-drawn and motorised vehicles courtesy of the East Anglia Transport Museum at Carlton Colville and Ipswich Transport Museum.

Giant steam engines of the past will always be the stars of the rally as they make a spectacular sight as they parade in the grand ring.

There are plenty of other attractions including vintage cars, military vehicles and motor cycles, commercial vehicles and tractors.

Stationary engines will also be on show along with gun dog demonstrations and a falconry display.

Heavy horses can be seen at work and there will also be an opportunity to see one of the area's largest exhibitions of model engineering with a miniature ride-on railway.

The vintage fairground with a wide range of rides and attractions including the Ken Fox Wall of Death motor cycle show is always a big hit with visitors.

Other regular favourites include avenues of trade and craft stands, a bandstand, helicopter flights, food stalls and a licensed bar.

The Grand Henham Steam Rally is easy to find at the junction of the A12 and A145 north of Blythburgh.

Admission is £7 for adults on Saturday and £8 on Sunday with accompanied children under 14 free. Car parking is also free.

All profits from the event are donated to local charities and good causes.

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