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New! Remembering The Nineties
A remedy for the pandemic – we may not be able to go to the rallies that we cherish, but within the 100 pages of the latest bookazine in the Vintage Roadscene Archive, we are able to go down Memory Lane and enjoy rallies past – some which you may rem
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Code Reminder
As the latest Covid-19 restrictions ease, we offer a quick recap of the new, refreshed Countryside Code recently launched by Natural England and Natural Resources Wales. This coincided with the 70th anniversary of the creation of the founding booklet
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Vintage Scene
Early July would normally see our correspondent in the Republic of Ireland at the Innishannon Rally, County Cork that started out as the Upton Rally, where he first visited the event in the Eighties mud! On a dry Innishannon, we see Phillip Green the
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New Rbst Watchlist
The RBST has published their new Watchlist in a fresh format to reflect a growing recognition among farmers and smallholders of the commercial potential and environmental importance of the UK’s rare breeds of livestock and equines. RBST works across
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Ford Derivatives Make It Big
On April 9, Brightwells held its monthly Plant, Machinery and HGV sale at Stoney Street, Madley, Herefordshire. For various reasons it was postponed after 64 lots and then reinstated on the following Monday, April 12 giving everyone a chance to go ag
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Quality All The Way
Well-known ploughman Bill H Wood of Trebarren Farm, Rebarren Farm, Dingestowe, Monmouth, Wales is selling his lovely collection of restored and good looking equipment on May 26. H J Pugh will carry out this sale which includes: 1950 Fordson E27N Perk
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Best Laid Plans
At this point, I was hoping to update you on good progress with the main carcass of the Ransomes MG2, but to no avail. I had my grandaughter staying for part of the Easter break as we are in a child care bubble and thought what a good opportunity for
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Top Ten At Mecum
The top-priced collectors’ tractors to be sold in the first quarter of 2021 happened across the water in the US. There was a large crowd at the Gone Farmin’ Spring Classic Sale held at the Mississippi Valley Centre, Davenport, Iowa, over March 25-27.
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Product reviews
RetroClassic Clothing has launched the perfect range of apparel for the classic-vehicle enthusiast. Their new designs for 2021 include the iconic Lancaster and Spitfire, classic hot-rods, and Lambrettas and Harleys. But the main interest to our reade
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Syston Surprise
The Syston sale in north Leicestershire was staged by Cheffins as a timed auction. Some 100 lots were offered mainly vintage and classic tractors, commercials, and plant that was all concluded on March 23. From what we can see most had been bought in
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Motor Trust Celebrates
The National Motor Museum Trust is celebrating 60 years of its reference library with an online commemoration giving motoring enthusiasts a fascinating insight into one of Europe’s largest publicly accessible motor heritage libraries. A selection of
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The Dog Cart
Readers of 19th-century novels will no doubt have heard mention of dog carts. Dog carts are not carts pulled by dogs as the name might suggest, rather they are horse-drawn vehicles, designed with a built-in box to hold dogs, which is situated under t
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Welcome
This issue includes a bumper eight pages of auction and sales news, reports, and prices. And I certainly hope that it is a sign of the times as the Covid-19 restrictions continue to ease as I write this. By this, I mean that judging from the number o
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Model Claas Matador
Roger Townshend’s latest model is an amazing piece of work, and we are pleased to tell the story of how it came about. Hopefully, we will see it at an event sometime soon! Roger has built ten previous models including a Massey 780 special, Massey Har
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Following A Pattern
Elm timber was once second in importance to oak as a building material and widely used for beams, joists, floorboards and cladding because of its durability, especially in a wet climate. Ships’ keels, mill wheels, lock gates, paddles, water pumps and
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Ferguson Roots
Just a few years after the Second World War a Welsh farmer, John Jones of Ty’n y Coed, Abererch, put his name down for a coach trip to Coventry, for a day out to visit Ferguson’s Banner Lane factory. Even today it is quite a long journey to travel by
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Stunning M-h 21 Combine
Cheffins are to stage the Dick Wombwell Collection sale at Ickleton, Cambridgeshire, via online bidding only, between June 18-22. Viewing will be on Friday, June 18. The sale includes a so original Massey-Harris 21 combine and a McCormick-Deering WD4
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Spring Is Here – So It’s Time To Hit The Road!
As we ease out of lockdown, it’s the perfect opportunity to get your favourite classic ready for the open road. Sign up for a subscription to one of these fantastic motoring publications, with inspiration of how to get the most out of your classic th
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Snippets
➤ Event organiser, Mark Woodward, has informed us that the Malvern 4x4, Land Rover & Vintage Spares Day at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern on Sunday, May 23 is good to go. Lots of 4x4, Land Rover and vintage spares and parts traders booked in
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Sales Dates
➤ 12-14 - Timed Online Auction of Plant, Machinery & HGV. Brightwells, brightwells.com ➤ 15 - Collective Machinery & Deadstock Sale. Lime End Farm, Herstmonceux, East Sussex. South East Marts, tel: 01323 844874. ➤ 15 - Spring Collective Machinery Sal
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Marketplace
www.kelseymarketplace.co.uk What a busy time March and early April have been for online and live sales. I actually covered 22 in places all over the world. There is a great shortage of modern stock, which you will hear about later in this column. As
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Plenty Of Entries
James Durrant of Clarke and Simpson says their Campsea Ash Auction Centre collective on May 19-24 near Wickham Market, Suffolk IP13 0PS has tons of vintage and classic machinery entered. This includes a raft of Ferguson, Massey Ferguson, and plenty o
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TractorTalk
In the January edition of TFH in the Marketplace section, Peter Love has a report of the Cambridge sale and included in this report is a picture of a Weeks-Dungey tractor which was sold for £41,000. As soon as I saw that picture, I was sure that I ha
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Wallis Cub Makes £167,434
The tractor to make the most at the March 25-27 Gone Farmin’ sale at Davenport, Iowa was the oldest known, c1915, Wallis Cub, which 84-year-old Duane Junck of Kingsley, Iowa has owned for over a decade and restored over five years. The tractor is ver
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Tractor World Sale
Tractor World takes place normally the last weekend in February. Sadly, the 2021 show could not take place, so H J Pugh staged the sale at their site at Hazle Meadows, Ledbury on March 19-20. This was a sale that people could attend and over 200 were
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New Major Turns 70
Ford’s new machine would keep the name of the current model; the Major, known internally by Ford as the E27N, although to farmers it was always the Major, or the “High Henry”, or sometimes something less salubrious when the old side-valve engine woul
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100 Years Of Lifeboat Tractors
RNLI lifeboats often take centre stage in rescues; however, many can’t launch without a tractor and the dedicated shore crew. Operators often launch the lifeboat in raging seas and darkness, and a safe, quick launch can make the difference between li
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