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The field is a flood - let's not get stuck in the mud!

4 July 2012

Due to the depressing downpours, the Leighton Hall Classic Car and Vintage Vehicle Show, due to be held on Sunday, July 8, will be postponed until Sunday September 2 in the hope that we will have a balmy Indian Summer!

Featuring over 500 classic cars, motorcycles, stationary engines, commercials and vintage tractors, the show will also include trade stands and an autojumble for anyone looking to bag a bargain. With parades, running commentaries throughout the day, judging of the classes, competitions and prizes galore, this is a great day out for the whole family.

For more information visit www.markwoodwardclassicevents.com

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THE NASH DASH

2 July 2012.

 Andrew Percy, Conservative MP for Brigg and Goole, set the Rimmer family off on their marathon tractor road of more than 500 miles on Saturday (June 30).

The team comprising father (Tony) and sons (Alastair, James and Josh) and dog Scooby will travel on their International B-414 from Wroot, North Lincolnshire to their destination Breuil Bernard, France on an eight day epic journey in a bid to raise a massive £10,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care. The full story of the preparations for the run was in the July issue of Tractor magazine and we hope to bring you the full story of their exploits in a future issue.

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HOT 100 discounts on sip welders and compressors

2 July 2012.

SIP Industrial Products Ltd launch their latest end user promotion – ‘HOT 100’ on July 1. The promotion features over 300 products from SIP’s range and, as the name suggests, 100 of the best selling products are offered at even better discounted prices.

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Miscellany of motive power

28 June 2012.

THE Rural Life Centre at Tilford will reverberate to the combined sounds of a large number of internal combustion engines during the Central Southern Vintage Agricultural Club's (CSVAC) annual Stationary Engine Rally over the weekend of July 14-15.

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Sedgemoor harvesting split

22 June 2012.

Sedgemoor Vintage Club hold their Annual Vintage Rally near Highbridge in Somerset in July and the past three years have teamed up with Isleport Vintage Hay and Harvest Working which has given the rally an excellent working section with a vast amount of unusual and rare farm machinery. However, at the Clubs AGM in October 2011 the Chairman stated that the general consensus was that the Club a Working Section was no longer required, therefore the rally (July 7-8, 2012) will revert to a static rally with vehicle parades throughout the two days.

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MF tractor gets red carpet treatment

15 June 2012.

A Massey Ferguson 5450 graced the red carpet at the world premiere of the new movie, Tortoise in Love, at London’s Leicester Square on May 24.

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New Holland showcase at RES Tractors

12 June 2012.

AN open day at RES Tractors Ltd attracted a large turnout with machinery from 36 manufacturers and suppliers on show. The Skinner family welcomed visitors throughout the afternoon and evening to their premises near Harby, Leicestershire.

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Back to nature

28 May 2012.

The National Trust’s Wicken Fen is a National Nature Reserve with 650 acres of wetland of European importance offering primary habitats for a number of endangered species. Additionally, as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) it requires expert maintenance using specialist techniques. Senior Warden James Selby has the complex task of specifying machinery which can be productive over the vast area of land while coping with its unique challenges.

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Petts Wood put their trust in Ferrari

25 May 2012.

Sam Pettman is the Countryside Ranger responsible for five sites covering over 1000 acres across North Kent. While only being 13 miles South East of Central London, the Petts Wood and Hawkwood site covering 340 acres provides an oasis of peace and tranquillity. Full of natural history, the area is a haven for all kinds of bird, butterfly, amphibian and plant life.

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New West Coast Steam Bookazine launched

24 May 2012.

West Coast, the latest railway publication from Mortons, tells the story of the West Coast Main Line, Britain’s busiest mixed-traffic rail route, which runs 401 miles from Euston to Glasgow Central.

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