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  • Nick’s Run Builds Up

    Nick’s Run Builds Up

    Chris Graham on 22nd January 2020

    Find more information on Facebook at NVTRR 2020 – National Vintage Tractor Road Run 2020, or contact Wayne on 07866 495064 Nick’s Run was organised to raise funds for Nick’s children in 2014, following a tragic farm accident. Nick left…

  • Welsh National Tractor Run, 2020

    Welsh National Tractor Run, 2020

    Chris Graham on 22nd January 2020

    John Roger Edwards flying the flag on his industrial MF Entry forms are now available for the 2020 Welsh National Tractor Road Run (WNTRR) Conwy, taking place on Sunday, June 14th. This run is organised by Club Tractor Dyffryn Conwy…

  • USS Gerald R Ford nears certification

    USS Gerald R Ford nears certification

    Chris Graham on 22nd January 2020

    The USS Gerald R Ford nears certification following the successful completion of a significant series of exercises late last year, before the ship returned to Naval Station Norfolk. These trials bring the new aircraft carrier ever closer to being declared…

  • Cheffins classic truck sale

    Cheffins classic truck sale

    Chris Graham on 21st January 2020

    A recent Cheffins classic truck sale at Derek Cooper Transport, in Suffolk, included several interesting tractors and trucks, as Joseph Lewis reports. Entries at the recent Cheffins classic truck sale ranged from a 1936 Foden DG4 7½ ton flatbed, which sold for £15,900, right…

  • Interesting truck developments: 1997

    Interesting truck developments: 1997

    Chris Graham on 21st January 2020

    1997 saw the rise of BritPop, New Labour sweeping to power and the death of Princess Diana. But there was also plenty of interesting truck developments, with new models from DAF, Volvo and MAN, as Pip Dunn recalls It’s no…

  • Wind farm support vessel delivered

    Wind farm support vessel delivered

    Chris Graham on 21st January 2020

    Bibby WaveMaster Horizon The Damen Shipyard in Galati, Romania has delivered the Accommodation Support Vessel (ASV) Bibby WaveMaster Horizon to Bibby Marine Services, to act as a wind farm support vessel and undertake maintenance work off the coast of Germany…

  • ERF and Volvo trucks restored

    ERF and Volvo trucks restored

    Chris Graham on 21st January 2020

    ERF and Volvo were fierce rivals during the 1970s, but Pip Dunn discovers a restored pair that are now happy stablemates at Harpers haulage The 1970s saw a lot of development in trucks in the UK, and there were two…

  • Alan Barnes: obituary

    Alan Barnes: obituary

    Chris Graham on 18th January 2020

    It’s with great sadness that we have to report the death of well-known magazine journalist, Alan Barnes (66), who died on November 13th. His only daughter, Cindi, said: “For all of my life I remember dad behind a camera… he…

  • 100 years of Fordson, Ford and New Holland Conversions

    100 years of Fordson, Ford and New Holland Conversions

    Chris Graham on 18th January 2020

    Following on from 100 Years of Fordson, Ford and New Holland Tractors, published in 2017 to mark the century of Ford tractor production, our colleagues in the Blue Force Club have now produced a second volume. The new book, 100…

  • County’s 90th Anniversary

    County’s 90th Anniversary

    Chris Graham on 18th January 2020

    Peter Love reports on the brilliant celebrations that marked County’s 90th anniversary; a fitting tribute to the famous Hampshire-based tractor conversion specialist Over a memorable weekend late in September, tractors and enthusiasts gathered to mark two important anniversaries – 100…

  • The Admiral Kuznetsov catches fire!

    The Admiral Kuznetsov catches fire!

    Chris Graham on 18th January 2020

    Russia’s only aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, caught fire during repair work at Moscow’s Arctic Sea port of Murmansk in early December. Six people are understood to have been injured and one person was listed as missing. The Admiral Kuznetsov, which is…

  • Unique ‘Doe 3000’ tractor build

    Unique ‘Doe 3000’ tractor build

    Chris Graham on 17th January 2020

      Michael Moore is the proud owner of a unique, home-built, Doe-style, four-wheel-drive, articulated tractor. Chris Graham meets the man and his fantastic machine. Restoration stories are nothing unusual these days in the classic and vintage tractor world. Plenty of owners…

  • Leyland DAF FT80.300 Restoration

    Leyland DAF FT80.300 Restoration

    Chris Graham on 17th January 2020

    Though only a little over 25 years old, Gary Dwyer’s Leyland DAF FT80.300 is already likely to be a unique survivor. It’s also been the subject of a prize-winning restoration. Peter Simpson finds out more. As photographer Martyn and yours…

  • ERF trucks Open Day

    ERF trucks Open Day

    Chris Graham on 17th January 2020

    JCB is holding a one-off ERF show and open day on September 6, giving enthusiasts a chance to see at close hand some of the firm’s working fleet of refurbished EC11s. As this issue went to press, we were informed…

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