LOCOMOTION FESTIVAL

Every year since the early 90s takes place the event : 'La Locomotion en Fête', ‘Locomotion Festival’, on the air field of La Ferté Alais, 55 km south of Paris. Organized by ACPHT (Association for Creation of Technical History Park), one of the largest European gathering of older vehicles. Indeed, this event brings together collection vehicles : automobiles, trucks and military and fire vehicles, police vehicles, public works equipment, buses, motorcycles and  quantity of tractors and agricultural equipment. Threshing machines in action, agricultural scenes or sawing wood as before are redone identical. Displays of tanks with also groups of historical reconstitution relive the battles of the past.


There was formerly a high dimensions career that allowed to see evolve any old ground off-road vehicles : 4x4 cars (Lafflly, Jeep, Latil) or 6x6 trucks ( Dodge, M35, Gama Goat, Berliet, GMC, Renault TRM) and even 8x8 (Saurer M8) and tracked (weasel, half-track), forestry machinery (skidder Timberjack 225) and machines (bulldozer Caterpillar 988 articulated wheeled) and many others, in the sand or on steep slopes. It was a rare, diverse and informative show on the off-road capabilities of each vehicles. Unfortunately, this large hole was filled long ago and the landscape became again desperately flat. It should also be noted, in the field of military vehicles, that there are now many classic vehicles mainly of the Second World War and after the war, very interesting, but rare vehicles (Laffly, Fiat of the 40s, Latil, tracked Hotchkiss, tracked vehicles (Weasel), are now absent since the last ten years.

Anyway, ‘Locomotion en Fête’ is always a great success. 1,500 vehicles of European collectors are registered, 20,000 visitors supervised by 250 volunteers come and see this big show and exhibitions that are presented. The great parade of the late afternoon on the runway, which includes all vehicles, remains the highlight of the show.

Pictures, royalty free, were taken by J M Maclou at la Ferté Alais on May 24, 2014.

 1 us recovery truck

 US Recovery Truck, early 40s, probably modified for civilian use.

 0 federal tow truck 6x6 a  

Federal Tow Truck 6x6

 2 berliet gbc 8 kt 6x6  

Berliet GBC 8 KT 6x6

 3 mack dumpers

 Mack Dumpers

 4 am general m109a3 a  

AM General M109A3, 5 t, 6x6

 5 dodge command car and duck

 Dodge Command Car and DUCK amphibian

 6 dodge of wwii  

Dodge of WWII

 7 half track m6 a

 Half-Track M6

 8 fardier lohr

 Fardier Lohr

 9 pinzgauer 4x4  

Pinzgauer 4x4

 

10 renault r2087a

Renault R 2087                               

11 laffly car

Laffly car similar to sprinkler-sweeper Laffly, 1911.

12 jeep and trailer

Jeep and trailer

13 jeep wrangler 2014

Jeep Wrangler, 2014

 14 rvi renault trm 2000 4x4  

RVI Renault TRM 2000, 4x4, 120 hp, payload 2,5 t,

 15 saviem tp3 4x4

 Saviem TP3, 4x4, produced at 10836 units between 1969 and 1983. Payload 1,2  t, Total Mass 5,1 t.

 16 motorcycles

 Motorcycles : rl : BSA WB 40, 1967-70, 3087 units, 18 hp, 120 km/h, 165 kg, BMW R 75, 1941-44, 16500 units 2WD, 26 hp, 92 km/h, 420 kg, Wanderer, 1914-18, 10 000 units, 3,5 hp, 60 km/h, 91 kg, FN M12 SM, 1937-40, 10 000 units, 22 hp, 130 km/h, 460 kg, BMW R 12, 1935-41, 10 000 produced, 18 hp, 110 km/h, 185 kg, Gnome-Rhône, AX Terrot, 1940-44, 3150 produced, 18 hp, 80 km/h, 420 kg, BMW R 75, Zundapp KS 750, 1941-45, production 18695, 26 hp, 95 km/h 400 kg.

 17 moto guzzi 3x2 a  

Moto Guzzi 3x2

 18 sherman a4 tanks and tank dozers wwii a  

Sherman A4 tanks and tank-dozers WWII

 19 wwii united states m5 light tank stuart a

 WWII United States M5 light tank, Stuart

 

20 vw kubelwagen

VW Kübelwagen                          

21 2014 05 24 029a

General view

22 2014 05 24 338a 1

General view

23 2014 05 24 033a 1

General view

24 2014 05 24 055a 1

General view

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General view

26 continental cd6 bulldozer a

Continental CD6 bulldozer

27 eimco bouteur leger a

Eimco, light bulldozer

28 derruppe 812 wheeled loader a

Derruppe 812 wheeled loader

29 richier vr5 rouleau compresseur

Richier VR5, roller

 

30 poclain fy 30 excavator 1978 a

Poclain FY 30 excavator, 1978

31 willeme rd 615 dt 1962

Willème RD 615 DT, 1962

32 renault cbm 350 a 1

Renault CBM 350

33 berliet gbo 15 m 6x4 1966

Berliet GBO 15 M 6x4, 1966

34 renault berliet willeme

Renault, Berliet, Willème trucks

 35 mack truck and semi trailer

 Mack Truck and semi-trailer

 36 scania vabis 110 super tow truck 1969  

Scania Vabis 110 Super Tow Truck, 1969

 37 scania vabis tow truck 1965

 Scania Vabis Tow Truck, 1965

 38 allchin steam tractor 1931

Allchin steam tractor, 1931, 5,5 hp, 10 t. 

 39 auverland a3

 Auverland A3. See chapter : 'Cournil Tractor'.

 

40 berliet gbc 8 6x6 or gazelle 1956 a

Berliet GBC 8 6x6 or Gazelle, 1956. Built at 32 000 units between 1958 and 1977.

41 chevrolet truck a

Chevrolet truck

42 chevrolet truck

Chevrolet truck

43 fire cars of milly la foret

Fire cars of Milly la Forêt from 1949

44 deutz tractor

Deutz Tractor

45 hanomag tractor 2 a

Hanomag Tractor

46 hanomag tractor

Hanomag tractor

47 international 966 farmall renault pe steyer a

International 966 Farmall,  Renault PE, Steyer tractors

48 sfv normag hurlimann

SFV, Normag, Hürlimann tractors

49 latil hotchkiss

Latil-Hotchkiss M18T2, 1955.

 

57 latil hotchkiss 2 a

Latil-Hotchkiss

50 lanz bulldog a

Lanz Bulldog with metallic wheels.

51 locomobile du musee de neuvy granchamp

Locomobile of Neuvy Granchamp Museum

53 manitou mc 5 1957

Manitou MC 5, 1957, on the base of Farmall Cub, 10 hp Continental engine. Manitou is allways at Ancenis, France.

55 renault 7013 tractor 1954

Renault 7013 tractor, 1954, 32 hp, Perkins engine.

56 renault 7013

Renault 7013

 58 renault prairie a

 Renault Prairie

 59 vlr delaye 4x4

 VLR Delaye 4x4

 60 unimog 406 1963 a  

Unimog 406, 1963 to 1965. Truly off-road, it is most capable than most costom built 4x4 : good ground clearance 440 mm, portal axles with large travel. This 4x4 can be a tractor, a rock crawler or used in a remote expedition vehicle. 110 and 125  hp, payload 3600 kg, total mass 6 000 kg, 90 km/h, fuel consumption 18l/100 km.

 61 mercedes mb trac and unimog a

 Mercedes MB Trac and Unimog

 

64 mercedes 911 and 1413 4x4 a

Mercedes 911 and 1413, 4x4

63 mercedes unimog and mb trac 800

Mercedes Unimog and MB Trac 800

62 steyer puch

Steyr Puch

 65 man 4x4 a

 MAN 4x4

 66 2014 05 24 112a

 General view of tractors

 67 2014 05 24 119a 1  

General view of tractors

 68 2014 05 24 121a  

General view of tractors

 69 2014 05 24 129a  

General view of tractors

 70 2014 05 24 134a

 General view of tractors

 71 2014 05 24 188a  

General view of tractors

 

72 2014 05 24 344a

General view of trucks               

73 2014 05 24 347a

General view of trucks

74 2014 05 24 349a

General view of trucks

75 general views

General views of cars.

 

 

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