VIDEO - A smashing time had by all at vintage day

Wet weather held off for a cracking time at Swaton’s vintage day and World Egg Throwing Championships.

Lead organiser Andy Dunlop said the event was well supported and they were already planning for next year.

Swaton Vintage Show and World Egg Throwing Championships. Alan Bird of Helpringham with his 1964 Royal Enfield Turbo Twin. EMN-150629-132441001

Swaton Vintage Show and World Egg Throwing Championships. Alan Bird of Helpringham with his 1964 Royal Enfield Turbo Twin. EMN-150629-132441001

They hope to make about £7,500 profit for good causes including Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance, LIVES, British Red Cross, Leukaemia Research and Shelterbox. He said: “It takes a lot of hard work by many people before, during and after. Without the hard work behind and in front of the scenes it would not happen.”

There was a wide range of vintage vehicles on show from tractors to motorcycles.

Members of the South Kesteven Amateur Radio Society launched an egg towards the edge of space on board Madhen Eggsplorer-1, which soared beneath a weather balloon to a height of 35,000m, before bursting. Unfortunately the on board camera shut down and it is believed to have ditched in the sea near Hull.

The Russian Egg Roulette was won by Anya Dawson, eight, from Peterborough. The Egg Trebuchet contest was won by Team Ireland flinging it 60m. The Haconby Duo also reached 60m in the throw and catch. Harvey Green, eight, from Helpringham won the human target throwing event.

Swaton Vintage Day and World Egg Throwing Championships. Anya Dawson 8 of Peterborough smashing an egg on Joel Hicks' head. EMN-150629-133417001

Swaton Vintage Day and World Egg Throwing Championships. Anya Dawson 8 of Peterborough smashing an egg on Joel Hicks' head. EMN-150629-133417001

Swaton Vintage Day and World Egg Throwing Championships.The World Egg Trebuchet Challenge. EMN-150629-133430001

Swaton Vintage Day and World Egg Throwing Championships.The World Egg Trebuchet Challenge. EMN-150629-133430001