I.O.W ROAD RUN


ISLE OF WIGHT CLASSIC TRACTORS

REPORT OF THE CHARITY TRACTOR ROAD RUN SATURDAY 27th DECEMBER 2014


Despite earlier forecasts of heavy rain and strong winds for Saturday morning after Christmas, we were blessed with a virtually cloudless sky and a brisk NW breeze. 

 We set off from the Eight Bells at Carisbrooke on a route that took us around the south side of Carisbrooke Castle and out to Gatcombe following a track across the fields to Bowcombe. We made our way up onto the Downs and back onto the road at Mottistone, through to Chessel, across Broad Lane to Manor Farm at Wellow for a short stop for refreshments.  Carrying on through Newbridge we made our way back to Shalfleet and on to Newtown, returning back to civilisation through Great Park to Betty Haunt Lane.  Some 36 tractors and their drivers completed the 25 mile run without any breakdowns!


Eddie James (on right) on newly restored Pre Force 4000 - minor adjustments going on!



  Eddie James (on right) on newly restored Pre Force 4000 - minor adjustments going on!



Nigel Earley  Ford 7740



    7000 - Steve Redfern - undergoing resto note new stainless steel exhaust!  T6.175 driven by John Butcher and kindly loaned by C&O Tractors of Newport, IW.



A total of £600.00 was raised for charity and this time it is being equally split between the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and the Osteoporosis Society.  The organisers are most grateful to the local Landowners for allowing us to use their land and to all the supporters for their donations.



Phots & Words: Isle of Wight FFA Area Rep - David Lemonius