Were looking forward to 2014 , here are a few forth coming Events:
Eastern Counties Vintage Tractor Show returns to Norfolk Showground on the 29th and 30th March 2014
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Saturday 29th March | 9am - 4pm Sunday 30th March | 9am - 4pm
Back for it's third year, the ever popular Eastern Counties Vintage Tractor Show returns to Norfolk Showground on the 29th and 30th March 2014.
and Cars in the Country
2014 Special Theme Ransomes Machinery
Tractor Clubs and Stands
Miniature Steam Engines
Display of Heavy Horses and Equipment
Stationary Engines & Horticultural Equipment
Entry is £8 for adults, and children are free of charge.
Click here for more Details & Entry Forms
HERITAGE TRANSPORT SHOW
The annual Heritage Transport Show will take place on Saturday 5th April 2014. The Kent County Agricultural Society will host the fifth successive event to be held on the extensive Kent Showground site, just off the A249, Detling where owners and enthusiasts will celebrate transport through the ages.
Lucy Hegarty, organiser said "The event starts at 10am and closes at 4pm. Adult tickets remain at an affordable £8 with children under 12 attending free of charge. The Heritage Committee is passionate about the Show and encourages entries from all over Kent and the South East as well as nationally.
This year one of the entries, a 1929 Guy Flatbed lorry was purchased new by the present owner's great grandfather in Australia. Initially it was used to cart wheat and wool from the family farm to the local railway station. During World War 2, a gas producer was put on the lorry to help ease petrol shortages. It was lovingly restored by the present owner's father in 1985 and brought back to the UK in 2006.
One of the highlights of the event is the running of buses and coaches during the Show. Visitors are able to catch a number of different makes and models around the Showground. With several stops it is a unique and popular way to see the whole Show.
2014 will see anniversaries for the bus fraternity. It is the 60th anniversary of the AEC Reliance, 75th anniversary of London Transport RT and the 60th anniversary of the iconic Routemaster.
Bernard Pike, Chairman of the Heritage Committee said, "This is a big year for bus enthusiasts with AEC celebrating a double 60th with their production of both the Reliance, a single decker bus and the Routemaster, probably the most well-known double decker. We are delighted that these milestones will be celebrated and recognised at the Heritage Transport Show."
Lucy Hegarty, Show organiser said, "The Show continues to be a success with transport enthusiasts however, in more recent years we have gained a different type of audience who not only enjoy the vehicles but also are looking for an interesting day out. A farmers market will be a unique addition for visitors. Kent has a large number of wonderful artisan producers who showcase the county's huge larder."
Car and Bike Clubs from around the South East set up displays with members exhibiting in many cases concourse standard vehicles. The large agricultural machinery section tells the story of the mechanization of the farming industry and the vital role tractors played.
Advance tickets are available to purchase online until 22nd March or by phone on 01622 630975 (£1.50 booking fee per transaction applicable). Advance tickets will be £5.00 per person, children under 12 free. Gate prices £8.00 per person, under 12's free. Gates open from 10am - 4pm.
KENT HERITAGE WEBSITE TRACTOR / CLUB ENTRY FORM
RAT'S BAY SHINDIG
To be held at Sun Pier House, Medway Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4HF on 5th-6th April 2014
A new family friendly extravaganza is taking place on the first weekend of the Easter Holidays. On Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th April the area surrounding Sun Pier in Chatham will come alive with a large celebration of arts and culture.
Between 11am and 5pm each day the weekend is host to variety of special art events and festivities.
The weekend will also mark the inaugural Sun Pier Arts Market, a new outdoor market that is set to take place regularly throughout the year. Stallholders will be offering a variety of work to buy, food to sample, activities to try and classic carnival games for all the family.
A weekend not to be missed!
Click on Advert below for more Details
National Vintage Tractor Road Run 2014
Bridgnorth Vintage Machinery Club have been in the town since 1986 and are
Proud to be hosting the 27th Shropshire National Vintage Tractor Road Run
on Sunday 20th April 2014
Venue: Hermitage Farm. Stanmore. Bridgnorth. WV15 5HW
A454 Bridgnorth - Wolverhampton Road
Carrington Rally: at Frithville on 25 &26th May,
They are having a Fordson theme this year and it will be the first time for some years that the Club has been invited to attend.
CARRINGTON RALLY ENTRY FORMS / T&C's CARRINGTON RALLY WEBSITE
The Welsh National Tractor Run
The Welsh National Tractor Road Run, in Rhayader, Mid Wales is set to take place on June 1. The organisers’ aim is to provide a scenic route through the beautiful countryside around the market town of Rhayader and the lakes of the Elan Valley.
It’s all in aid of supporting local charities nominated by the Rhayader & District Vintage Show Committee. The start area is the old Radnorshire Show field at New House Farm, LD6 5HG about half a mile from the town centre. It is open to participants from May 30th with the Run on 1st June
Caravan and camping facilities are available for £5 for the weekend. The start field not only overlooks the town but both the Elan and Wye Valleys and Cambrian Mountains.
The 30-mile route includes both surfaced and un-surfaced roads suitable for all types of tractor and ability of driver. Those without a tractor can book a seat in the passenger trailers for a small donation.
The run starts at 9.30am and every entrant will receive a souvenir memento and certificate of participation.
The Radnorshire Royal Welsh Agricultural Show (Rhayader committee) will organise entertainment and a lunch on the Sunday.
For further information contact
Chairman, John Bates on 01597 810435 (after 6pm) or 0772 1910405
Ralph Powell - 01597 811399 - 07704070348
For General Enquireys - contact secretary Anne Bates, Little Gigrin, Rhayader Powys LD6 5NU or
email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Write WNTRR 2014 in the subject line of the email.
You can download the Entry form below and send it to Anne at above address.
WELSH TRACTOR RUN ENTRY FORM RHAYADER CARNIVAL WEBSITE
The Aldham Old Time Rally : Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June
Held at White Colne, Nr Colchester (just off the A1124) Opening at 10am both days.
The rally is organised by The North East Essex Engine and Tractor Club
The Club meets during the winter months on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Stanway Football Club Social Club.
The Club held its first rally at Mistley in 1976 but it is now held at Chalkney Meadow at White Colne. Last year Ford & Fordson Association had its own ring parade and we hope to do so again this year; this will be our second year to have a stand.
ALDHAM RALLY WEBSITE ENTRY FORM
F.M.P.S Long Melford rally is on the 5th & 6th of July.
Great News: It is hoped we will have the Sentinel Drivers Club with us this year, perhaps as many as 10 Sentinel wagons. To be confirmed
KENT COUNTY SHOW 11th - 13th July 2014
The Kent County Show is a showcase event for farming, countryside and rural life. The three day event brings together the very best of Kent with animals and food, fun and excitement and above all a sense of what ’The Garden of England’ has to offer.
HERITAGE SECTION ENTRY FORMS - Contact Rodney Gibson - Mobile 07850 788347 for more details.
KENT COUNTY SHOW WEBSITE
The Ford & Fordson Association Expo X
Will be at Crark Airfield, Flookburgh on 26 & 27th July at the invitation of the Cumbria Steam and Vintage Vehicle Society Ltd. Entry forms are available to download from the website, if you are unable to access them please telephone 01787277316 preferably in the evening and not after 9p.m. and I will post one to you. They need to be returned to myself not later than 1st May.
FFA EXPO X ENTRY FORMS / T&C's CAMBRIAN STEAM WEBSITE
The Rhayader Tractor Run
To be held on August 3rd starting from Brynberth Industrial Estate , Rhayader.
For more information contact
Ralph Powell 01597 811399 - 07704070348 or John bates 01597 810435 - 07721910405
RHAYADER CARNIVAL WEBSITE
Landing in Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire from 22nd - 24th August 2014! Discover what's in store....
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The Great Dorset Steam Fair.
To be held on 27th to 31st August. The Club has been invited to mount a showcase celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the launch of Fords ‘World Series’ tractors from their brand new tractor plant at Basildon, most think of them as the 1000 series. We are still looking for examples to form the display, full details are on the website, the number of entries is limited, but if you would like to enter your tractor please send a couple of photos to me, preferably by email. We are aiming for a good cross section and hope to have examples of all models in the display.
FFA TRACTOR ENTRY EMAIL DETAILS DORSET STEAM FAIR WEBSITE
Showtime working weekend at Purleigh
To be held on 9-10th Augus at Purleigh Halt, Barons Lane, Purleigh, Essex. CM9 6PF.
Over 130 stalls selling a variety of products, plus heavy horse show, Suffolk Punches, motorcycles, tractor displays, steam engines, demonstrations, and lots more! Refreshments and live music. Fund-raising event for Little Haven Childrens Hospice.
Click here for more Showtime Details
40th Grand Henham Steam Rally
To be held on the 20 & 21st September, at Henham Park,near Southwold, Suffolk
This years theme is of all things from the Seventies.
HENHAM STEAM RALLY WEBSITE
Holnest Country Fayre
Now in its third year, we’re pleased to announce this year’s Holnest CountryFayre will take place on
the 27th and 28th of September 2014.
We enjoyed two wonderful days last year and this time around we are arranging even more attractions and activities for the whole family to enjoy. There’ll be farm tours, displays of farm machinery, classic cars,
local crafts and craft workshops and lots more!
Click here to see some of the 2013 Show photos
The Holnest Country Fayre is held at Rylands Farm in the village of Holnest, 4 miles south of Sherborne. Rylands Farm is a family-friendly site that can be easily reached from the A352. Like last year, the event will raise money for Future Roots, including our project for older members of the farming community,
Contact our office: 01963 210703 (although we are usually out in the mud!)
or Click logos below for more details
Click here for Holnest Country Fayre 2014 Booking Forms
The 64th British National Ploughing Championships
To be held at Wootom St Lawrence near Basingstoke on 11th & 12th October by kind permission of G B Foot Ltd.
The Club has been invited to attend and will have its own plot; Club classes to include trailed, vintage and classic mounted. The Club's marquee will be on site and members not competing are welcome to exhibit their tractors by it.
This is the first time that the Club has attended this prestigious event, a chance not to be missed.
For more information call Conrad Hopkins on 01621-773592 after 7 pm.