National Road Run 2012 latest

16 December 2011

THE Packhorse Tractor Club Committee is well underway with plans for organising the 25th National Vintage Tractor Road Run in 2012.

They are looking forward to greeting you all over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend 2012 at Hornby Hall Penrith CA10 2AR, but the committee add would appreciate entry forms returned as soon as possible so as to help with planning their Cumbrian welcome. For more information please contact Stacey Kane email (01768 484506; 07733441102).

Entry forms can also be downloaded via the Tractor website at

Cream of the crop

14 December 2011.

Saturday December 3 saw the annual H J Pugh & Co Agricultural Bygones, Collectables And Stationary Engine Collective Sale. The sale was built up mainly from two private collections of stationary engines and spares, farming and garden bygones, cast iron seats, plates and tools, models, literature and manuals.

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Stars appeal

7 December 2011.

The Berwick St John Country Fayre is holding a Road Run on Sunday April 8. The run will be approximately 25 miles taking in some of the most picturesque scenery on the Wiltshire / Dorset border, across farmland and by-ways with minimal road usage. Lunch will be provided, in the heart of the beautiful Chalke Valley.

The run will start from Berwick St John at 10.30am, entry forms and more details can be found at

The Country Fayre takes place September 15/16, 2012 and all the funds raised are going to the Salisbury Hospital Stars Appeal.

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Machine Mart Gift Card

1 December 2011.

Machine Mart have found a way to take the stress out of choosing the right present, just give your friends or family a Machine Mart gift card, or even ask them to buy one for you.

You can add any value, say the company, from £20 - £500 when you buy this card in any of Machine Mart’s 59 superstores, online at or by telephone on 0844 880 1250.


True Blue debut

30 November 2011.

The new national tractor club Blue Force made a big impact for its debut appearance at the 2011 Newark Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show.

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Stocking filler

28 November 2011.

If you are looking for a last minute stocking filler look no further than this Valtra N Series 142 Metallic Black in 1:32 scale on the run in to Christmas. It will be officially available from manufacturer’s Universal Hobbies on December 15 (ref no UH2931), but keep in touch with your local stockist for further details.


Pre-Christmas cracker

23 November 2011.

The 9th Newark Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show maintained its tradition of breaking records and growing in popularity year-on-year with members of the public queuing well before opening time on both days of the show.

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National spectacular

31 October 2011.

Visitors flocked to the 61st British National Ploughing Championships at Bishop’s Lydeard, near Taunton, Somerset on October 8/9, to see Britain’s leading ploughmen in action. And the quality of the ploughing matched the weather. In a repeat performance of last year’s event, John Hill retains the British National Conventional Ploughing Championship, and Colin Bowen keeps the British National Reversible Ploughing title.

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Newark auction entries

28 October 2011.

Brown & Co have just released the list of items for the Auction of Vintage Farm Machinery to be held in conjunction with the 9th Annual Newark Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show at Newark Showground (NG24 2NY) on Saturday 12 November.

Lots will include tractors, implements and spare parts. Tractors currently comprise: Nuffield 10/60 2wd, restored; 1957 Ferguson FE35, grey and gold; Field Marshall Series 2, older restoration; David Brown 995 2wd tractor; Fordson Super Major; MF 550 2wd tractor; International Harvester 955; Ferguson TEF 20 with Perkins engine; 1952 Ferguson T20 TED petrol/TVO; Ferguson T20 TEF diesel; 1962 Fordson Super Major (blue and orange), live drive, new tyres; Farmall A; Farmall Cub; 1963 Massey Ferguson 35X; David Brown 900; David Brown 880 selectamatic; MF 1130 Rowcrop; Ford 9N; Ferguson TEK 20, vineyard; Nuffield 342; Nuffield DM4 Universal.

Auction begins 11am Saturday – don’t miss it. For further information visit


New sub-compact from John Deere

21 October 2011.

Designed and built by John Deere, the new 1026R sub-compact tractor provides best in class power, performance and versatility, while offering a number of standard features more commonly found on larger machines.

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