Vintage tractor enthusiasts urged to back Norfolk event

Vintage tractor enthusiasts will be taking over the Norfolk showground for a two-day spectacular event this spring.

The showground will be the venue for machines from across the region and further afield on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1.

One of the joint organisers, Graham Baldry, of Flixton Road, Bungay, wants as many tractors and owners as possible to be take part in the first major event to be organised in the eastern counties.

He has already contacted many of the leading collectors to invite them to bring their machines for the event, which aims to highlight the remarkable range of tractors of all makes in the region.

Mr Baldry is a co-organiser with farmer, contractor and haulier Roger Desborough, of Wenhaston, who has a number of pre-1920 machines and plans to bring a selection of his many tractors to the showground.

'We're looking for a celebration of tractors and we need as many people to come forward and support the event,' said Mr Baldry. He already had a number of potential exhibitors from further afield as well as many collectors in Norfolk and Suffolk.

The Eastern Counties Tractor and Heritage Spectacular will provide a platform for vintage and veteran machines to be displayed. Members of the Starting Handle Club and other groups including members with connections to David Brown and Ferguson tractors have already been contacted.

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The organisers are planning a busy programme of events on both days plus further attractions including displays of rare breed animals.

'We're keen to get as many tractors on the showground,' said Mr Baldry, who has three other tractors, plans to bring his 1966 John Deere 4020 to the event. 'I'm very excited that we're holding our first event and I'm sure that we will get plenty of support. Please contact me for an entry form.'

To obtain an entry form, please contact gbaldry@hotmail.co.uk or telephone 01986 895133.

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