ON the weekend of November 5 and 6, the Newark Vintage Tractor and Heritage Show took place at the Newark showgrounds in Nottinghamshire, England. This is one of the largest vintage and classic tractor shows in the UK.
The tractors are predominantly displayed in large halls or marquees on the showground site, along with some outdoor displays and trade stands catering for most makes of classic and vintage tractors.
A large number of the UK tractor clubs had displays at the show, such as Friends of Ferguson Heritage Club, Blue Force Tractor Club, Ford and Fordson Club, and International Harvester Heritage Association, to name just a few of those in attendance at Newark.
One club to travel over to Newark Show was the Friends Of Ferguson Heritage Club from Northern Ireland.
Two club members, Colin Taylor from Drumaness, County Down, and Jonathan Haire, from Strabane, County Tyrone, with help from friends, took their Ferguson tractors to the show. It proved to be a very successful trip for both men, with Colin Taylor winning a cup for best Ferguson tractor with an implement. Colin displayed his recently restored 1940 Ferguson Brown Tractor complete with an early model Ferguson tipping trailer.
Jonathan showed his immaculate 1953 TEF Ferguson tractor fitted with a loader. This loader is known as the Banana Loader. Jonathan’s tractor won a cup for best Grey Ferguson tractor at the show.
Well done to both who put a lot of time and effort into preparing their tractors for the show.
This event is popular with enthusiasts from Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic who not only attend to spectate at the show, but also buy spare parts for their tractors or even purchase machines at the auction held over the weekend of the Newark Show.
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