Round-up from recent events

The warmer than usual start of Autumn has been great for outdoor events, and our club has been quite busy! I have now uploaded a lot of new images and a video, and here is a bief summary of what has been going on. Starting from the most recent activities, on Sunday the 5th of October the NBVTC gathered on a field near Broughton, Milton Keynes, for the traditional Colin Stone Memorial ploughing match. 28 tractors took place and the results were as follows:

Classic:Novice:Vintage Mounted:Vintage Trailed:Horticultural:
1st Mick Herdman1st Haydn Morris1st Peter Grubb1st James Cook1st Paul Gent
2nd Mick Hayes2nd Rob Clark2nd Clive Milton2nd Richard Cook2nd Dave Williams
3rd Oliver Graham 3rd Ray Gibbins 3rd Robin Cook

Overall winner of the competition was James Cook, who competed in the vintage trailed class with his Same DA30. A video is available in our video gallery.

A couple of weeks earlier, on September the 21st the Club gathered in the fields of Moulsoe farm, near Newport Pagnell, where another ploughing match was held by kind permission of the Singer family. Around 30 tractors competed in glorious sunshine. The results were as follows:

Vintage mounted:Classic:Horticultural:Vintage trailed:Novice:Ladies:
1st Mick Herdman1st Evan Cook1st Pete Shirley1st James Cook1st Dan FrancisNatalie Turner
2nd Peter Grubb2nd Tom Baird2nd Paul Gent2nd Richard Cook2nd Tom Charge 
3rd Beau Rolling3rd Adrian Lusted3rd Robin Cook 3rd Mat Rose 

That same September weekend was a very busy one for tractor enthusiasts, as more events were taking place around us. On Saturday the 20th I went to see the annual charity ploughing match organised by Richard Cook and his family. The event was very well attended with 35 tractors, and £788 pounds were raised in favour of Marie Curie Cancer Care - well done to the Cook's family! On this occasion Richard started ploughing with his recently acquired 1950s Lamborghini crawler, which is a rather rare sight on British soil! Cook's family ploughing team is now a regular presence at all our local events, with James at the wheel of the Same DA30 DT, Evan competing in the classic with an IH 414 and Robin in the horticultural with his rare Martin Markham Colt. Images from the event can be seen in this gallery.

Finally, on the same day Steve Anguish went to see the Little Casterton working weekend, a great show which typically sees a lot of very interesting vintage harvest equipment. There are more events to look forward to this year. Our Club will be present once again at the Newark Show on November the 8th and 9th. The Christmas Road Run will them complete our calendar of events in style! Hope to see you all there!