The Farm Machinery Preservation Society’s - Long Melford Rally
2nd - 3rd July 2011
This was a splendid event held in a beautiful setting and if you have not yet been you really should.
The FFA stand at the FMPS rally at Long Melford on the 2nd & 3rd July attracted a steady stream of visitors, the weather was kind, mostly bright and sunny.
It seemed just too much for Jim Tennet, who was found having a nap and enjoying the afternoon sunshine in his restored 1942 MB Willys Jeep.
The display over both days included tractors ranging from a 1923 model F, still with its trembler coil ignition and running beautifully through two N’s one a three wheeler, an E27N with a Perkins L4 conversion, a pair of Dexters, together with full house of X-series.
A beautifully restored County and a splendid Roadless 95 Ploughmaster. The latter won the ‘Ford Motor Company Cup’ and is owned by Ken Kinsey who drove it when it was new for Felixstowe Docks in 1967 and has since bought and restored it. It is the sort of restoration I admire, not overdone, as it would have been when delivered.
Note: Photo of our security agent ‘Harry’ ,wot a cool dude?
The FFA stand was a great success enrolling new members, selling merchandise, dispensing cups of tea and every one having a great and relaxed time.
The rally organisers were happy with us and indicated that they would like us to return next year and have provisionally offered a larger display area.
Next year’s rally will be held on 7th & 8th July
Words : Pat Pawsey
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